‘Respect’ is a thing we get a lot of questions on around here. Most regularly, how to command it. How do you make others respect you?
The easy answer is, you earn it. But that’s only half of the equation.
The other half is that you demand it.
Some will pay you respect you do not demand. But others will only respect you if you yank the respect out of their gullet with both hands.
And whenever someone has a problem with respect, it’s always because he’s lacking on one (or both) sides of the equation:
- He isn’t demanding respect, or
- He hasn’t earned it yet