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?
i know it sounds like a typical answer, but ignore them, don't talk to them, don't be around, etc. you will ALWAYS meet people like that & there's nothing that you can do to change them... don't let them affect your life.
the way i deal with them, sometimes i ignore it & just brush it off... if it's something that bugs me, i'm going to make sure that i do something about it.
I'll usually just brush it off if I just met them and have no plans to ever see them again in the future.
If I have to work with them, I know them, or something of the sort, I have a nifty little trick of lifting my left eyebrow and giving a person a look that tells them they are idiots and/or to stop acting like one. I didn't intentionally develop this but it happened on its own when dealing in clients and female relations.