Showing other people respect is all about demonstrating that you value them as a person. To do that, it’s important to show respect by listening and communicating.
Just like people feel loved in different ways, people also may feel respected in different ways. One person may take sarcastic jokes as a sign of established rapport, while another may view it as a sign of disrespect. However, everyone feels respected if you show them that you value them by listening and learning about their individual qualities.
Each of us is only human, and the chances are good that we’ll probably say or do something disrespectful at one time or another. A genuine commitment to showing respect for others means that we have to own up to it when we have disrespected another person. Honoring someone else requires that we recognize when they have been hurt, listen to their grievances, and commit to showing them respectful behavior in the future.