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How being empathetic and considering others exhibits respect

Respect
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Showing respect is often deeply linked to a person’s empathy and consideration of others - their feelings, their wishes, and their rights - to be treated as human beings. They show respect to the people they admire and treat others for who they are.

Good manners and good language cannot be underrated. Respectful people ensure they deal with anger and disagreement in a peaceful and diplomatic manner, without any violence or threat. Self-respect is crucial to treating others with respect, as respect is often a reflection of our inner selves. Kindness and support that is exhibited, is often returned in kind.

Practicing tolerance can help increase confidence in others, and build positive relationships. Positive relationships can nurture self-confidence and a positive self-awareness to ensure success. The ability to be self-aware, know their own strengths and accept weaknesses makes it easier to show respect to others.

What does a higher score mean?

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You are highly respectful, treating others with tolerance, with kindness and support. You believe all human beings regardless of hierarchy deserve to be treated in a respectful manner and strive to uphold that value.

What does a lower score mean?

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You do not exhibit respect to all people at all times, believing some people are inferior to you and do not deserve respect due to their own behaviours or inclinations.

To nurture your respect:

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Encourage empathy by listening attentively and try to reserve all judgment. Congratulate people when they succeed, help others when needed and thank people when they help you. Do not discriminate on any attribute, money, race, gender, etc. and respect people’s choices. Ensure you compliment people’s achievements, to show support and kindness. Remember that showing courtesy and respect, earns you respect and can increase positive relationships.

Use this checklist for self-evaluation

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  • Are you empathetic?
  • Do you show respect to all human beings?
  • Do you respect people’s differences?
  • Do you respect others space and possessions?
  • Are you polite to others, no matter their stations?
  • Are you kind to people?
  • Do you actively listen to colleagues ideas and opinions and reserve judgment?


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I often reflect on my thoughts

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I do not often think about the way I am feeling

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I enjoy exploring my “inner self"

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I often reflect on my feelings

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Others would benefit from reflecting more on their thoughts

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I am interested in analysing the behaviour of others

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I value opportunities to evaluate my behaviour

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It is important to understand why people behave in the way they do

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When I’m feeling uncomfortable, I can easily name these feelings

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I usually know why I am feeling the way I do

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I am often on auto-pilot and do not pay much attention to what I am doing

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Sometimes I am careless because I am preoccupied, with many things on my mind

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I often dwell on the past or the future, rather than the present

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My mind often wanders when I am trying to concentrate

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I often find myself thinking about how to solve past negative events

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When things go wrong, I often think about them constructively for long periods of time

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I tend not to look back and think about how I could have done things better

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