The technique is known as ‘accept and amplify. It always works.

She : Oh you are getting fatter!

You : Oh yes I am getting bulky and yeah my plans are working out to become a ‘elephant in the room’!

  • When you accept, you cut their chances of further insults.
  • They can fight back by amplifying your insult (if you defend). Hence you have taken that opportunity from them too by amplifying yourself!

Understood fatso!