Hauck On Anger In Self Defense

"If someone is cursing you up one side and down the other, there is no need for you to defend yourself since that's a psychological attack and won't hurt you. If someone wants to use your face for a punching bag, however, you'd be a fool if you didn't defend yourself. Notice, I did not say that you should first get angry and then defend yourself. It is perfectly possible (with training) to react fairly calmly to people's frustrations first and then beat the tar out them if you need to."