What Trust and Respect Mean and How It Should Be Earned

Topics: Respect, 2009 singles, Work Pages: 3 (1086 words) Published: May 6, 2012
What Trust and Respect mean and how it should be earned

Respect as defined by the ARMY values is defined as, “treat people as they should be treated” I believe that this is true but that there is more to it than that. Respect to me is about doing what is asked of you without back talk or argument, talking to someone as they should be talked to i.e. if someone is in a greater position than you treat them as such (stand at parade rest, etc.) Respect is a very important quality that we are taught and start learning at a very young age. Its how we learn to respect those who are older than us and those who are in charge. Without respect the world would be in utter chaos since no one would listen to anyone and we wouldn't be able to function in the work field or even in regular society. It means being treated with consideration and esteem and to be willing to treat people similarly. It means to have a regard for other peoples' feelings, listening to people and hearing them, i.e. giving them one's full attention. Even more importantly, respect means treating one with dignity. Respect is the opposite of humiliation and contempt as well as disregard for ones feelings or beliefs. Respect is a huge part of ARMY life as well it can make someone an amazing soldier or if shown that one does not respect others it can make the best soldier look like the worst soldier out there regardless of there amazing abilities in any other category. Trust is defined as “reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence. The condition of one to whom something has been entrusted.” Trust to me is also the ability to open up to someone and know that they are going to be able to not turn around and let anyone and everyone know. Trust is also the ability that allows someone in greater position or someone in charge to know that even if they are not going to be present that you can and will accomplish what is asked of you. Its being given something...
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