Id like to ask this, what is teh best way to deal with a hostile situation in your opinion? Im talking about someone actively trying to be a dick, either taking the piss or trying to start a fight or whatever. And im still at school so im talking about a school environment. i think the only ways i would deal with it is to either ignore it or fight back. But ignoring it and walking away isnt always an option being at a school, what if your with a group of people, some are friends and one person is being hostile, i dont want to walk away from a group whenever this comes up. Also what if their attacking someone else, its clearly not good to ignore that. Also when i ignore someone attacking me i always feel weak and ashamed of myself for not fighting back and standing my ground. But then fighting back seems kind of pointless to me liek what is the point in arguing with someone i dont care about, and if i dont go far enough with them, then i lose the argument and get humiliated, whereas if i go too far i end up being seen as a dickhead, and have loads of people asking "why did you go so far, why didnt you just ignore him?" - im trying not to care what people think so much, but i believe myself to be a nice kind of guy and dont wanna be seen as that... I dont have many friends in school, and those that i do have arent really brave enough to back me against all teh pricks who take pleasure in trying to piss me off. So what do you think is the best way of dealing with this?