When people talk shit to me, I just smile and pull a Sonnen with a very calm attitude, while the other guy is obviously offended, and is screaming his guts out.
I've never been in a fight and if it's a 'no big deal' argument, I try to avoid fighting, but if it's necessary, sure, bring it on.
Definitely the best way to handle things. Unfortunately I have the "small man" complex. And I happen to be great at fighting. Often I wish I could just let such situations go. You sir are the better man. And I respect that.