What are the characteristics of respect? They might respect your work habits, your intelligence, or your ability to close a deal. Yet, there's more to respect than that. ... Here are some tips for earning more respect. Be polite. ... Act respectfully. ... Listen well. ... Be helpful. ... Don't make excuses. ... Let go of anger. ... Be willing to change. Mar 15, 2016 What are the qualities of respect? With that said, some qualities that make me especially respect someone are: Trustworthiness. Wisdom. Equanimity. Authenticity. Courage. Courtesy. Empathy. High standing combined with humility. What is respect to others? Respect means that you accept somebody for who they are, even when they're different from you or you don't agree with them. Respect in your relationships builds feelings of trust, safety, and wellbeing. Respect doesn't have to come naturally – it is something you learn.
You want to be respected, but you’re not sure how this whole thing works. The key here is to stop focusing on you, and start thinking about others. How can you help others? How can you inspire change, growth, and innovation? When you think about the people you respect deeply, what do they do differently from the average person? While you’re thinking about that, here are some of my own tips: 1. Be relentlessly proactive. Don’t always wait for direction from others. Use your own skills and resources to start getting things done and solve problems. Get in the habit of figuring things out for yourself. Don’t be afraid of a challenge once in a while. 2. Keep your promises. This is by far one of the most important actions you can take to start gaining respect. If you took commitments lightly in the past, don’t do that anymore. Always honor commitments and promises. If you find yourself having a lot of trouble with that, it means you make too many promises you can’t keep. 3. Stop apologizing. People who are constantly saying, “I’m sorry,” without giving it a second thought are usually not the ones that are well respected. There is a time and place for apologies. Sometimes you make mistakes that affect family and friends. You can apologize to them. Meanwhile, stop using the word “sorry” a hundred times an hour for every little thing that goes wrong, especially in the workplace. 4. Don’t waste other people’s time. If you respect others’ time, they will respect yours. This includes not being late for appointments, not spending meetings talking about useless items, getting to the point fast, bringing up issues right away, being succinct, and of course, making it easier for others to make decisions, especially when they are busier than you. 5. Stop gossiping immediately.
Always act as if the person you’re talking about is right there with you. You need to respect others—even if you don’t like them. Everyone has desirable and undesirable traits. Realize this and talk from this fundamental belief. If you talk behind people’s backs, you and your reputation will quickly become irrelevant.
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