Is there a guide, or some set of guidelines, in Arizal, concerning how to react to insults?
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I do not have a source from the Arizal however the Shaarei Kedushah intimates that if someone insults you they create an area of de-existence within you which you can compensate for by insulting them back or you can simply wear the hurt.
Although the first option seems halachically permissible if you opt for the second option you emulate God's wearing the universal spiritual hurt created when you do an aveirah and this will stand you in good stead as a recipient of God's largesse towards your shortcomings.