I'm suspecting that there are things we find insulting that based on: (1) the culture in which we were raised, (2) our family's "culture," (3) our own individual preferences. Exp. a. I know that I find it personally insulting when people offer an outrageously low price for something of value that I'm selling. I think that is based on my family culture where we try to always be fair in buying and selling. b. I find it insulting when, as a senior citizen, people call me "Sweetie," or "Dear". I think that's a personal idiosyncrasy. c. What do you find insulting and what is the origin?