When we feel slighted, we may want to react in a big way. But that can lead to trouble, so try these tactics instead:
Be brave: Whether it was a boss who made a jab at your work or a friend who spilled a secret, keep your composure. Showing that their actions affected you will make it easier for them to continue their poor behavior.
Follow up: Directly address that person after the incident. Firmly state how they crossed the line and how it made you feel.
Set an example: Don’t fight fire with fire. Being disrespectful back to them will be worse in the long run, so never stoop to their level.