How do you handle people who are disrespectful right off the bat (brief business/professional transaction, meet for first time, or any social situation).
So, without knowing you at all, the other puts you two steps down with their behavior towards you (tone, words, body language).
I understand if you have a boss/authority above you, you kinda have to bite the bullet. But what if you get a superior attitude from a peer or someone below you? I try to respect everyone, especially people I don't know (motivation to make a good impression).
Do you go after them/correct them on the spot?
Don't waste your mental energy dealing them?
Does your response differ if its from a female or male?