We`ve all had moments dealing with petty minded people.  They focus on small, unimportant things, just to be mean and annoy you.  All to get YOU emotional and crazy.  But there`re ways to stay empowered.  Just stay calm. Keep a neutral face, peaceful attitude, and limit emotional reactions. If you come back at them nonchalant, they’ll find it unappealing to try and pull a reaction out of you. Because you’ll give them NOTHING. Petty people do things to irritate you, so don`t give them that opening.