How to respond in three words to someone who treats you badly
"Are you okay?" This sentence seems to have the right effect when it comes to putting someone's back against the wall.
The advice comes from a behavioral expert who studied at Harvard.
Just as important as the content is the tone of voice, Ho points out.
When you say, "Are you okay?" don't be blunt. Use a friendly accent.
The goal is for the tone to be caring and to put the other person in control.
If the person in front of you is not close and you don't want to respond with these words, don't speak at all. Let everyone sink in their own words, suggests the expert.