Sometimes, it may be perceived as sophisticated to be an independent thinker and require that people respond to your demands so that you do not have to take anything from anybody. Looks can be deceiving and compliance with demands does not always mean that the demander is respected.
Difficult people can be managed best in many situations by just giving them what they are entitled to anyway and allowing them to move on out of your presence. Adopting a resistance to being insulted can defend you from the further nastiness that you would encounter if you actually objected to their tone.
When you refuse to sink to the negative vibration of nasty people, you maintain the spiritual upper hand and allow the interaction to terminate without your feathers having been ruffled by the one who tried so hard to do so. In such outcomes, the sophistication to be proud of is yours.