When someone is exhibiting anger, dislike, or other negative emotions toward you, you may feel that you want to respond in kind. Most likely, however, that person's negative feelings are actually directed at himself and merely displaced upon you. Compassion, not anger, is the appropriate response. You may feel he or she is trying to goad you into a negative response. However, it is actually your own ego that is goading you. No one else can goad you if you are mindful and your higher self is in control of your emotions and, especially, your ego.