Are we talking about simple words, or are we talking direct actions against me, too? Punches in the face?
I get the sense that I'm too detached--and too calculating--to get offended by words, for the most part. People are who they are, they do what they do, there may be partial truth in what they say; it's pretty easy to shove their words into proper context. If a person who's close to me has said something that 'should' cause me offense, I just ask for clarification--as those who are close to me are, more often than not, well-intentioned. Those who aren't just don't matter enough to offend me.
For instance, my mother-in-law tried to set my now-wife up with someone from her culture, while the two of us were dating--three times; I didn't get offended. I've had a paper or two get absolutely shredded by editors; some of whom actually read the thing, some of whom clearly hadn't. Either way.. ... well, what's the problem?
Actions, such as breaches of trust or punches to the face (barring sparring), could very well do it for me. Probably also threats against my life (which, yeah, are words).
Generally I'm like this, but because of fucking fi it's not true all the time
I also tend to be not smart and often not realize I'm being insulted so that might be why
I don't get offended much. The one thing that genuinely offends me is when someone UNFAIRLY attacks someone I care about, particularly if the person isn't great at defending themselves. That will get a really big reaction from me.
Any kind of religious extremism/fanaticism. The type of religion is irrelevant.
Pushy people, in general.
It's difficult to offend me for the most part. The only one of the above I see with any regularity is intentional ignorance. Of course things irritate me. Traffic jams for no reason, snow in mid April, people who put bumper stickers on a Cadillac, but those are mild and gone as quickly as they came on.
I like to rock n' roll all night and *part* of every day. I usually have errands... I can only rock from like 1-3.
That's what Myers Briggs helps me understand, and thus take less offense. There's a quote in the movie Ender's Game that I like - "When you understand your enemy, you come to love them." "Love" is pushing it, and I still get offended...
An ISTJ I know lectures me about global events and politics in a derogatory tone. When I correct the tiniest detail, or explain how I see the situation, she yells something like "Democrats care about the middle class! Republicans only care about the rich!" She thinks I'm so stupid that I don't swallow that unquestioningly. Myers Briggs has led me to realize that, although she has many admirable traits, she has difficulty with the theoretical. I frustrate her by over-complicating things that are so simple and black and white to her. It feels great to point at the Myers Briggs in my mind and understand why she's gone so apeshit about this. She's automatically right too. She's been successful in various aspects of her life and I think she generalizes this success to mean intelligence. That may or may not have sometihng to do with Myers Briggs, but it seems Te to me.
Not saying all ISTJ's are like this. But this one is this way.
Unwarranted (negative) opinions about me or my work from strangers or acquaintances. Like "you have gotten fat", "your work sucks", "you pronounced that word incorrectly" in a somewhat random conversation. Where I'm now (Germany) these remarks seem to be fairly "normal" and needless to say, they piss me off. Sure if I ask my personal trainer he can definitely tell me I have gotten fat, or my boss can tell me that I've made a mistake or a teacher can tell me that I've said something incorrectly. But random people? Hell no, get away from me.
Likely cultural, in Italy these type of remarks may quickly lead to a fight (unless you have really gotten very fat, your work really sucks, or your pronunciation was completely horrible).
yeah. It's one of the few things that are REALLY unacceptable to me and there isn't much wiggle room. I'm so accepting and open hearted but I cannot accept someone who will expect me to be something I'm not, and have no desire to be.