I have a work meeting Monday on a touchy subject which I raised. There's a colleague who will be there who is the definition of "toxic." He doesn't discuss, he lectures, and always in a hostile, condescending manner. He is a master of saying things just to get under people's skin just to get a rise out them. My dilemma is that I know it's best not to engage such people because that's what they want. However, there's a point where his comments are so condescending they are really insulting. Anyone have experience in this and have had success in maintaining a balance of not being drawn into their game and not sitting there and taking their poison?