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An insult provokes an emotional response only when it is identified with. If someone were to call you “too blurry,” there would be no suffering in that because no part of the mind would believe that. If, however, you were called “too fat,” it’s much more likely that that might be believed and identified with. If someone were to insult your family or even country, that would also provoke an emotional response because of identification with them. Flattery, of course, is the same in the opposite direction.