In “Real Life” people who attempt to provoke others usually succeed.
They make a lot of noise expecting to be told to quiet down. They perform annoying actions, designed to make others uncomfortable, expecting a reaction.
After all, they are poking into ‘your space’.
You are supposed to get angry, shout, maybe get physical yet… if you see them with all the ‘affection’ you would have for a dead roach, they can’t really provoke you.
Only persons you attribute with some level of existence can effect you.
When you have complete contempt for the entities who try to provoke you, they must fail.