What is respect?
“A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.”
Showing respect to someone means you act in a way that shows you care about their feelings and well-being.
What is the importance of showing respect?
Important for building healthy relationships.
In order to receive respect, you must show respect.
Respect builds trust.
People feel good when they are respected.
It promotes happiness and good behavior.
What is self-respect?
It means knowing what you stand for and what your values are, and being accepting of both your strengths and weaknesses.
In order to show respect to someone you must first respect yourself. For example, happy people will spread happiness.
Having self-respect shows confidence, it means you believe that you are worthy and capable of receiving and showing respect.
Some ways to show respect:
Practice active listening
Use eye contact
Listen without interrupting
Seek to understand others
Instead of trying to defend your opinion, use this situation as a learning opportunity. Understand their point of view and try analyzing the subject in a different way.
Show empathy for their differences
Sometimes you won’t agree with what someone says. Don’t be rude, or de-moralize them. Simply respect that people have different opinions on matters.
Apologize when you’re wrong
If you make a mistake, don’t try and hide it. Apologize and admit to your error. Apologizing shows empathy, care, and respect.