Re: How do you respond to negs from girls/criticism?
I didn't read anyone else's response so if I repeat something, sorry.
I would definitely say do not punish. If you ignore it and act cool about it without a witty reply, you might come off hurt by the comment anyway. I would definitely say it is a sh1t test. She wants to see if you can handle her, take it and dish it back. It's a way of seeing how much confidence you really have. Even if you are wearing an ugly shirt (lol no offense) OWN that. Act like she has no idea what style is and wait until the moment is right and knock her down a peg by insulting her in a way that doesn't look like you're retaliating to her earlier insult. Like "oh, I get it, style isn't really your thing. That's cool" with a smirk of course so it's playful. Then later, say somethin like "You'd look so much better with blonde hair" or whatever different color you can think of that is different from hers. That will get in her head. Hope this helps.
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