Do you need to be feared to earn respect?


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Most Helpful Guy

  • A rapist in your room with a gun... You would fear him but would you respect him as a human?

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Most Helpful Girl

  • The only reason people who are feared get respect is because those who are giving them respect feel obligated to, they feel intimidated, and are afraid if they do not give that person respect, there will be consequences.
    So low key no, respect out of fear is only an imitation of respect, to receive real respect you have to give others respect as well.

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What Guys Said 12

  • True respect is not born out of fear, all that fear breeds is more fear.

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  • You will earn false respect

    You need power to earn respect and you should be humble because arrogance destroy success

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  • That's a great question maybe so just maybe so

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  • Nope

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  • No that makes you an asshole/bitch
    The way people earn respect is by sticking together and by accepting responsibility even if good or bad

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  • It helps... I mean in ancient tribes, how do you think they decided who was in charge... the dude who could kick everyones ass was the leader...

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  • Depends on the situation, only strong and fearful people can rule others.

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  • Nope. You can admired or loved and earn respect that way.

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  • yes by stupid people

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  • Nope.

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  • No, justa backbone.

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  • I'm a edged wepeons master hold 2 black belts now enough about chemistry to really make you suffer and can shoot bullets touching at 1800 yards do you respect me any more

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What Girls Said 10

  • Not necessarily. You can be respected without being feared as observed in friendships. In employee-employer relationships, you need a little bit of fear instilled, so they know that you have authority. If they don't have any fear whatsoever, then they do not have a reason to obey.
    People could also fear you, but not respect you. However in most cases if a person is feared, they are also respected.

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  • Not at all

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  • No, you have to be respected. People respect you for your character. If you are feared because of your reputaion or position in a job, it means you are not capable in communicating with people

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  • No. Just strong in what you believe and say. A person that fears someone doesn't truly respect them. You know they're talking shit the minute your back is turned. You have to give respect in order to earn respect.

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  • Respect that comes from fear may be soon changed as betrayal as long as the one loses power.
    People respect the ones they like, love, appreciate and that kind of respect is permanent, while respect earned by fear is temporary.

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  • Big no. Respect can come from love, admiration, so many other feelings than fear.

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  • What? No.

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  • Nope

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  • Heck No

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  • Sometimes when really needed. One way to get some respect.

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