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Is respect something you give out freely until they give you a reason not to respect them?

Asked by Gifted_With_Languages (1122 points ) February 6th, 2014

Or does someone have to earn your respect?‎

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9 Answers

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I start out towards anyone new neutrally. They earn my respect or my disrespect by their actions. And I don’t give out either lightly.

flutherother's avatar

Respect isn’t something I give out so much as something I feel. I tend to have a certain level of respect for everyone which manifests as good manners and politeness. If for some reason I have no respect for someone then I ignore them as much as possible.

ibstubro's avatar

I am generally respectful toward everyone, buy my respect has to be earned.

hearkat's avatar

I am courteous to people in general, but respect is on a higher level and is based on experience with that person.

filmfann's avatar

Respect from me isn’t something earned, it is something lost.
I respect everyone, until they screw up enough for me to consider otherwise.

Leanne1986's avatar

I agree with @filmfann. I have basic respect for everyone until they give me a reason not to.

ucme's avatar

No fucking idea, that’s just something that happens without ever actually thinking about it, snap decisions are often the way to go on things.

KNOWITALL's avatar

freely given but once you lose my respect I usually stop caring.

Paradox25's avatar

It really depends on the person, though I tend to be careful these days. Being too nice can make you a target. On the other hand many ‘hard’ people had remarkably opened up to me when I was one of the few people to treat them like actual humans.

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