Respect: Showing esteem and appreciation for someone or something

People who lack respect disregard others and do not recognize others’ positions or achievements. Disrespectful people are discourteous and may be impolite and offensive.

Enemies of Respect:

  • Discrimination: One of the most serious examples of disrespect is the discrimination that occurs when a person is treated unfairly or differently for having a different appearance, culture, perspective, or idea.
  • Impolite Behavior: Being impolite is indicative of a lack of respect.
  • Preferential Treatment: Some people only show respect to those with whom they want to make a good impression. Having genuine respect means valuing all people, and not showing preferential treatment to only those who we feel can offer something to us.