30 Ways How To Be Respected By Others

Imagine … since days you have the impression that others don’t respect you, despite your impressive educational background and your financial wealth. 

You are wondering about the possible reasons. You are clueless. 

Keep reading and find out if the answer to your dilemma can be found in the points mentioned below. 


“You can’t force someone to respect you, but you can refuse to be disrespected.” Anonymous 



# 1 

Treat others the way you want to be treated. 

# 2 

 Be honest and stick to what you promise. Don’t make commitments you can’t keep. You will lose credibility and trust. If you tell someone that you do something, do it. If you tell someone you will call them the next day, do it. Don’t overpromise and underdeliver. Let your actions speak louder than your words. 

# 3 

Don’t waste other peoples’ time. That means to be on time, getting to the point, being concise and raising your point. 

# 4 

Don’t badmouth others. Don’t say things about others if they are not present.

# 5 

Stop apologising when it is not required. Remember that apologising when you have done something wrong is considered a strength, but compulsive apologising looks like a weakness at work and in personal relationships. 

# 6 

Stand up for what you believe in. 

# 7 

Stop being too nice. You don’t need to be a people pleaser all the time. People might even think you are not genuine. Let other people know your opinion.

# 8 

Speak up for yourself when someone mistreats you.

# 9 

Stand up for others if they can’t do it by themselves.

# 10 

Be yourself. You were born unique, remain unique. Don’t copy other people. Don’t be a clone. 




“Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” 

Bruce Lee 


# 11

Anticipate the needs of others. Do things for other people without being asked for it. Take the initiative for making someone’s day. 

# 12 

Embrace your creativity. Believe in your ideas. Don’t just write them down or talk about them, instead go and implement them. 

# 13 

Care about others in a genuine way. Be empathetic, pay attention to your surroundings (work, school, home). Give help when needed.

# 14 

Be good at what you do. Gain experience, be patient and show it when it matters. 

# 15

Add real value. Offer value to others in your community, family, at the workplace etc. Create something of value. People will appreciate. 

# 16 

Offer to help (even if you don’t need to). Others will notice and raise their opinion about you. 

# 17 

Control your emotions (be it positive or negative). Know the difference between responding and reacting. 

# 18 

Be inspiring. Talk about your passions. Encourage others to follow their dreams. Show that you have faith in others.

# 19 

Learn to say NO, once in a while. Don’t feel guilty when saying so. You might be surprised, but often you will be more respected when you say “NO”. Show that you don’t have time for others all the time.

# 20 

Treat yourself with respect. Also, dress nicely and show that you care about your appearance. However, don’t overdo it. 



“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.” Albert Einstein 



# 21 

Respect others. Don’t treat others badly because of their different background. 

# 22 

Understand other peoples’ perspective when they make a point. Don’t disregard their opinion.

# 23 

Listen attentively to people and take them seriously. Offer your encouragement. Be an inspirational resource.

# 24 

Don’t look down at other people unless you want to give a helping hand.

# 25 

Be independent and don’t always ask others for help. Be the one who knows and where people go to. 

# 26 

Admit if you are wrong. Nobody is perfect. It might be an embarrassing moment, but it’s important to do. 

# 27 

Be sincere and congratulate people on various occasions (birthday, promotion, etc.). Don’t fake it. 

# 28 

Refrain from being constantly a judgmental person.

# 29 

Always show integrity. Do the right thing, even if nobody sees it.

# 30 

Don’t expect other people to do things you are not prepared to do yourself! 

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