Respecting others is an attitude. This depends on what one beleives oneself to be. If one beleives in his/her intergrity then others too will appear simillarly but if one has no intergrity then the other one too will appear the same.
Respect & fear are difficult to differentiate.In an office, the juniors fear the bosses. At school we generally fear our teachers but later in life when we meet them we respect them. So you see, respecting others is simply respecting one self. It is to see one self in the other person. Without respect for others it is difficult to function in a society.
There are lots of ways of showing respect. While having respect for someone can be a feeling, we show respect through our actions and behaviours.
Here are a range of examples:
Asking to use someone else’s stuff
The way we speak to people using tone, words and body language
Accepting others rights, needs and differences as okay and legitimate
Giving others their own personal space and allowing for the level of personal space to change depending on situations and relationships
Allowing others privacy
Ensuring others can protect their modesty
Following or living within the boundaries that have been set
Maintaining others secrets that they have shared
Attentive listening when other are speaking
Responding to the concerns of others
Avoiding gossiping or putting others down
Showing interest in others about how they feel and what they think
Ensuring everyone is included rather than excluded
Keep agreements with others or living as your word
Being sensitive to thoughts and feelings of others
Working constructively to resolve problems and differences
Listening to and accepting feedback
Making changes to our behaviour if we fail to respect others
Looking after others property
Keeping the environment clean for everyone to enjoy