Parents Often Demand Respect and Obedience from Their Children by Being Authoritative

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Parents often demand respect and obedience from their children by being authoritative: “You have to do what I told you to do, because I am your parent.” Period. Likewise, some bosses demand respect and obedience from their subordinates by being controlling: “You have to do what I told you to do.” Period. The truth is, if you demand respect and obedience, your children or subordinates may do what you want, out of helplessness and fear, but they don’t necessarily respect you and obey you from their heart. They are just acting that way. Demanding alienates people. They will either be rebellious or simply distant themselves from you. The fact is, the more you demand respect, the less you will get. The more respect you give to others, the more respect you will get back. Once people lost their respect for you, it is very hard to get it back. So try not to do anything that might cause people to lose respect for you. Here are some ways to earn respect from others around you:

Respect and trust them
Be human and be personable
Show compassion and understanding
Care about who they are and what they do
Listen up
Be helpful to others and they’ll return the favor
Have a good attitude and team spirit
Have integrity and good work ethic
Remember the old saying: “You don’t demand respect, you earn it. Respect is NOT demanded. It may be required and RIGHT even to demand respect of a position..boss or parent. But the person within that position can NOT demand respect. Never heard one dumb enough to say they demanded respect. Obedience however is often demanded. I think you just tossed in the demand for respect. Probably never happened but you needed that bit of fiction to make your article on a subject you had already picked. Self Esteem - How To Gain Respect" By Jason Osborn

If you have a bad self-esteem but you want to gain respect, there is one simple thing that you can do to help. Before I tell you what that is let me ask you a question. Have you ever...
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