This myTake promotes seven ways to earn respect rather than demand it.
1. Not lying
I have little to no respect for liars, especially for the persistent ones existing in multiple forms like SPIES, BACK STABBERS, UNETHICAL HACKERS, CATFISHES, SCAMMERS, etc.
Yes, the liars include people who are pretending to be someone they are not.
Liars, do you realize that your virtue of integrity is losing its essence in every second you pour on deception?
Dearest people, refrain from lying. If possible, do not give in to a temptation to lie. Refrain from making up stories. Refrain from pretending someone you are not. If tempted to lie, BETTER NOT SAY OR DO ANYTHING.
2. Helping someone in need of assistance
When you do this, your presence is a display of concern at the very least. When you actually be of great help to someone, trust will be existent and will continue to blossom at every encounter. :)
3. Being considerate to others
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4. Presenting opinions nicely and clearly
You can antagonize all you want but make it sure that you present such in nice and clear manners. Likewise, you can disagree in similar manners.
Like all things, this comes to an extent, of course. You learn to understand and not force your judgments on them. You can agree and disagree with someone and that person can still respect you genuinely.
5. Being polite
It helps when you greet someone first before asking a favor or before proposing a suggestion.
Many people do overlook this. Sometimes, the reason why people are not taken seriously is because of their lack of observing proper decorum when dealing with people.
6. Defending someone against acts of offense
Defending someone from being hurt does help in earning someone's respect. Oftentimes, the respect you get is automatically given without requesting.
7. Being a role model
Setting as a good example to the people around you will not only earn you respect but also followers and friends. This is, in my opinion, the acme of socialization.
I also see this as a give-and-take scenario. You give them a good example whilst you take the respect you earn and the friends you make in the process.
You can be given sincerest thanks and referrals. Once your good name is spread across the land, people will get to see you with reverence. How flattering does that sound?