If someone provoke you... Do you react or ignore them?

Australia
March 3, 2007 9:26pm CST
Many people like provoking other people on purpose to obtain a reaction. The best way to deal with those people is not to react... and they will go away. Easier say than done... as for most people... the natural instinct is to react and respond. It is only as you get to know the person and realise that it is provoking you on purpose... that you learn to deal with it. So... how do you react when someone provoke you?