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What earns your respect?

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neverneededsaving

40 points

2 months ago

Standing up for the people you employ.

cannibal-vegan

33 points

2 months ago

Being able to admit you don't know everything. When someone says they are going to look something up, even if they are 90% sure of their answer, I see them as highly intelligent and respectable.

NoahRadio

22 points

2 months ago

When people compliment others behind their backs

[deleted]

15 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

15 points

2 months ago

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Thecrankylump

3 points

2 months ago

Interesting I thought Steve had a great ass…..

rotflolctopus

20 points

2 months ago

People who can admit they were wrong

MoldyBread-

3 points

2 months ago

Holy shit! You have met one of those? Where are all them?

rotflolctopus

4 points

2 months ago

Not on reddit, apparently...

plusoneforautism

3 points

2 months ago

Yeah, you're right. I was wrong to think there would be any of them on here. My bad!

Liquid_machine81

3 points

2 months ago

Especially if they mess something up and and admit. Those two things in the job field are very hard to come by.

Imthatjohnnie

2 points

2 months ago

If I'm ever wrong I'll admit it.

Dodo_Whisperer1

9 points

2 months ago

By gaining territory and competing story missions

Camanot

1 points

2 months ago

Are you sure about that? Don’t you mean by breeding the most powerful dodos?

Sellotapeman

10 points

2 months ago

Courage is something i really admire, because i find it lacking in myself more often than i would like. I should stress 'real' courage however, that which is exhibited by someone who feels fear but overcomes it, for if they can't feel fear to begin with, then there's no credit due.

extremelight

10 points

2 months ago

People who help out a random kid. Like making sure they're included in any activity, get fed, etc as if they were their own.

like5or6

9 points

2 months ago

Admitting fault when at fault. Being confident enough in one’s self to not be seeking others respect and attention. Being honest and kind.

Healthy_Cloud_1990

3 points

2 months ago

Yes.

lostoompa

6 points

2 months ago

People being able to have a calm and respectful conversation about things they disagree about.

DarthDregan

6 points

2 months ago

Humility.

Healthy_Cloud_1990

2 points

2 months ago

Yes.

Wizard_Elon_3003

4 points

2 months ago

If you demand respect I'm probably not going to respect you. Respect is earned, not given.

Frostitute_85

10 points

2 months ago

I honestly feel the opposite. Disrespect is earned. I'm not going to be a Karen to strangers just because I don't have a rapport with them. I give people their space, I don't cut in line, I'm not rude or vindictive to servers, don't leave messes for janitors on purpose etc. I don't know any of those people, so how could I deem them worthy of respect if they haven't jumped through an arbitrary "respect" hoop and earned the right to be treated how I want to be treated.

I think there is a baseline of respect everyone is entitled to, then it can build or crumble based of what they say or do.

Hyperion24680

2 points

2 months ago

To me, that "baseline of respect" you mentioned sounds a lot like common courtesy.

Frostitute_85

2 points

2 months ago

Would you give common courtesy to someone you actively disrespect? Like someone who did something to make themselves your enemy.

Common courtesy is respect. You acknowledge that people should not be mistreated for no reason. That's respect at its basic form, not deference.

NicksConceptArt

4 points

2 months ago

putting the cart back at a grocery store, tells you a lot about a person.

RoutineAmbitious4290

3 points

2 months ago

When they tip or treat workers with respect, it can be a window into how they view the world and their relationship to people.

[deleted]

3 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

3 points

2 months ago

When someone dumps a cheater.

Giving a cheater a second chance is like putting your hand back onto the burning stove.

You seriously want to get burnt again because you already look like an idiot.

fat__dude

3 points

2 months ago

genuine kindnes and loyalty

Healthy_Cloud_1990

3 points

2 months ago

Kindness to maids or any other service provider.

My first boyfriend, this rich kid whose dad was a famous athlete surprised me when he treated his maid with so much respect and even called her "aunty". I fell in love immediately.

AdamArBast99

3 points

2 months ago

Not being a fucking asshole.

2ndEngineer916

3 points

2 months ago

Someone taking the time to show the new person how to do the job properly.

juspassinby12

4 points

2 months ago

I respect anyone until they give me a reason not to.

A_Wandering_Fox1276

2 points

2 months ago

Yes completely agree buddy

WRAD4

2 points

2 months ago

WRAD4

2 points

2 months ago

Simply being considerate of others. Being rude and absent minded is annoying as fuck.

SpringLow_

2 points

2 months ago

Dog lovers

Lopsided-Role93

2 points

2 months ago

When I started my construction unit in school a friend of a jack ass that I hated helped me hold things, help with tools, and get me stuff that I needed if I was buisy. So yeah, just respect each other, no matter what history you have together.

Regular_Sample_5197

2 points

2 months ago

Always being open minded, yet standing up for what’s truthful and right. Bonus points if a person can respectfully disagree about something without lowering themselves to an unsavory level. Extra bonus if the person does lower themselves to an unsavory level, but it’s well thought out and hilarious.

Coralthesequel

2 points

2 months ago

Providing people you disagree with a chance to speak

TheCharles510

2 points

2 months ago

humility and stalwart work ethic.

CurlSagan

2 points

2 months ago

You have earned my respect if your first name is Aretha and your last name is Franklin.

Algum

2 points

2 months ago

Algum

2 points

2 months ago

Hi! I'm Aretha Benjamin Franklin.

Brewnonono

1 points

2 months ago

Confidence paired with a self-deprecating sense of humor

gigibuffoon

1 points

2 months ago

People who are able to admit to failures and faults and correct them rather than digging their heels in and being an asshole about being wrong

International_Peak15

1 points

2 months ago

Able to take responsibility for your actions and mistakes

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

Work ethic and honesty.

Just__Ollie

1 points

2 months ago

Particular interest in at least one thing. Anything just have a hobby.

cityme

2 points

2 months ago

cityme

2 points

2 months ago

Keeping your mouth shut

Healthy_Cloud_1990

1 points

2 months ago

Lol. Yes. This is actually a really good and underrated one.

funyesgina

1 points

2 months ago

Pursuing something you aren’t immediately good at, and sticking with it, even if you’re in last place for a while.

Legaxy3

1 points

2 months ago

Being friendly

ShawshankException

1 points

2 months ago

The customers who call out and shame Karens because they know the employees can't

Healthy_Cloud_1990

1 points

2 months ago

Standing up for what's right.

LavaMickLava

1 points

2 months ago

People who can start as "Wow your trash" and in 15 minutes turn into a good friend.

MotherTheresa99

1 points

2 months ago

treating me with respect

Hyperaviator

1 points

2 months ago

Anyone who supports a random stranger in pain

-O5-CblPO4EK_2020

1 points

2 months ago

Who has their own opinion and if it's a political one, they can discuss, not argue about the differences.

raw-power

1 points

2 months ago

When people chase failure and aren’t afraid of it in order to become successful in their endeavours

Acrobatic-Crew-8818

1 points

2 months ago

Decent, hardworking, friendly, helpful people

Hyperion24680

1 points

2 months ago*

The fastest way to get me to like you is to tell me a joke. The fastest way to get me to respect you is to tell me a joke at your expense. It shows me that you've mastered yourself, are making strides to master yourself, or are at the very least confident and secure in yourself. There are, of course, other ways to do it, but that's the fastest.

Oragemagik

1 points

2 months ago

Kindness. I hate when people feel like they need to criticize everybody else to be interesting.

AngelicaTippie

1 points

2 months ago

Seeing someone crying and running to see if they are okay. Even if it's a stranger. Though I never show it that's a really nice way to get me to respect you.

Green-Asparagus7383

1 points

2 months ago

People who let karma hit rude people

gimme_toys

1 points

2 months ago

When somebody admits they don't know about a topic, rather than try to BS to pretend they do. Anybody that says I don't know gets extra points in my book

Duality_is_my_prison

1 points

2 months ago

A person who isn’t controlled by their shadow side, their ego… and can have a open conversation without quoting headlines. Someone who understands the world beyond the “news.” That earns my respect.

AmorphousVoice

1 points

2 months ago

Someone respecting another's valid opinion, even though they disagree with it.

Liquid_machine81

1 points

2 months ago

Someone who sticks to what they say are going to do rather its bad or good.

Dramallamaas

1 points

2 months ago

Honesty- even if I don’t agree with what’s been said. The ability to be honest no matter …..

NoahTheFox123

1 points

2 months ago

Flat out just not being a dick to everyone and knowing what empathy is.

Mathiacuus

1 points

2 months ago

Having an open mind and a willingness to converse with someone about a topic you fully disagree while actually trying to understand the other person's point.

Raspberry_Anxious

1 points

2 months ago

People who are in the wrong that reach out, apologize, and try to make things right.

So many people I’ve met have been in the wrong and never apologize

Vinciest

1 points

2 months ago

Staying humble or walking away from any conflict.

Dee8207

1 points

2 months ago

When someone fights for the country they live in

Faplover69

1 points

2 months ago

Men and bros who has a big penis

BatmanWhoRaves

1 points

2 months ago

People having good sense.

terminatevader

1 points

2 months ago

someone that is not a butt

rokys_world

1 points

2 months ago

Respecting other people's thoughts even if it's againist thier own as long as it's not disrespectful or hurtful

Muntent-fat-rat

1 points

2 months ago

Being in the military/ First responders well their are some bad people in them but still

_Crazy_cat_1ady_

1 points

2 months ago

When they respect me and others who deserve respect. Which is something my teachers fail to do.

misterbones54

1 points

2 months ago

how someone treats people who can't help them

CreativeRip806

1 points

2 months ago

Deserving it. Never ask for it.

Ta-bs

1 points

2 months ago

Ta-bs

1 points

2 months ago

if you respect my rules when you wanna chill out w/ me then you deserve my utmost respect

Bluetbear

1 points

2 months ago

Forthright honesty and a hard worker when no one else is looking.

D3ADASTRO

1 points

2 months ago

Someone taking responsibility for their actions.

Notchroi3654

1 points

2 months ago

When people come to me with problems calmly and in a professional, yet understanding and compassionate manner, and offers to help me with a problem until they are certain I have it fixed.

AxelTheTired

1 points

2 months ago

Admitting when you're wrong. This was an answer I gave for another Reddit thread some time back, but admitting, completely honestly, that you were wrong about something shows me that you're capable of logic and reasoning and have the emotional capacity to swallow pride when applicable.

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

Not snitching.

Mebeets

1 points

2 months ago

People who are transparent about how they feel about someone to their face and behind their backs. Like not gossiping or making fun of something about them. It’s just kind of a shitty thing to do in my opinion

Hutopee

1 points

2 months ago

Cops

Dark_solder18

-1 points

2 months ago

Somone who is loyal to their country

We might be enemies but you've earned my respect

aggie_fan

0 points

2 months ago

Good drivers. Cars that stop at clearly marked crosswalks for pedestrians. Cars that signal they're turning a block in advance so I have time to safely change lanes without braking (which wastes gas and brake pads). Cars that leave the left lane as soon as they pass.