#UpbeatAuthors: Respect Me/Respect You

Respect seems a rare commodity these days. In many ways, our interactions with others often seem to smack of who’s in control rather than honoring each other for what we are.

Here are a few ways we can bring respect back to our everyday interactions:

  1. Listen attentively to the person speaking to you.
  2. Keep the agreements you make with others–that includes being on time.
  3. Comment on what seems to be important to the other person.
  4. Allow other people their privacy.
  5. Use the other person’s name–first name if given or title if not:MJ or Ms. Compton
  6. Don’t interrupt.
  7. Don’t dominate a conversation.
  8. Be kind.
  9. Value other opinions.
  10. Apologize when warranted–and be sincere about it.