What is the difference between teasing and having no respect for someone?

How can someone tell if someone has no respect for them or if they are just playing/teasing them? What is the difference?

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  • There's a subtle gradation in this..if someone teases you a little, and then a little more, pretty soon it's violating the bounds of respect.

    There's teasing just to get someone's attention, and then there's teasing to try and embarrass them...sometimes people aren't sure if they are doing one, or the other, themselves. They might start out just trying to get your attention, but if people egg them on, pretty soon they are really embarrassing you.

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  • When you're teasing someone, it's not as harsh as having no respect.

    Teasing is playfully "insulting" someone, knowing they can take it. Having no respect for someone is just bullying and not caring about other people's feelings, saying what you want even though you know it really hurts someone.

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  • If there isn't a fight afterwords, they were probably playing. Things escalate when it's not just joking.

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  • The tone of which it is said

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  • When you know you're going to far putting things the wrong way or meaning what you say is a lack of respect.

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