We all want to be respected, don’t we? Well, we all know what the answer to that question is. There is a certain level of confidence that comes with getting that.
Wherever we find ourselves, we all want to be accorded the respect we feel we deserve – in our office, in our compound and neighborhood, in our place of worship, in your family, and also among our circle of friends.
But what a lot of people don’t know is that you don’t force people to respect you. It is spontaneous, and comes on its own, depending on how you present yourself.
You don’t coerce respect from people, you earn it. And for you to earn respect from people, there are certain things about you that must tell good things about you.
For you to gain respect from people, there are certain things you must really take note of, because among other things, they determine how people look at you.
In this article, we are going to be looking at 5 important things you must take note if you want members of the public to have respect for you.
1. YOUR DRESSING
There is no better way to explain this than to use the old saying which says that the way you dress is how you will be addressed. You cannot dress like a tout, and expect to be treated like a gentleman.
The first thing people take into consideration when evaluating anybody is the person’s dressing. I know you may want to look super crazy in your dressing, I know you may want people to notice you because of your dressing, but whatever you put on, be moderate about it, and know that how you dress is the way people will regard you.
If you want people to respect you, then be mindful of your dressing.
2. YOUR COMPANY OF FRIENDS
The kind of friends you keep also goes a long way to tell so much about your personality. If you keep a gang of gamblers as friends, you will definitely bear that tag, even though you’re not one.
So if you want to earn the respect of people, take note of the kind of friends you keep.
3. YOUR CHOICE OF WORDS
The words that come out from your mouth also determine how people will regard you. Respectable people don’t just talk anything that comes into their mouth, they assess their words before voicing them out.
The quickest way to lose the respect of people is to be loose with your tongue. No one respects anyone that talks too much. Be mindful of the kind of words you utter when you are in the midst of people.
4. YOUR DISPLAY OF WISDOM
One of the fastest ways to gain respect from people is through your display of wisdom. How you systematically apply your knowledge to solve problems will endear you to people. Wise people are problem solvers, and people are easily attracted people who can solve problems. By being attracted to you, that is how respect comes in.
So try as much as you can to broaden the scope of your knowledge, because that it through the application of that knowledge that wisdom will be displayed.
5. YOUR HANG-OUT SPOT
What kind of places do you love hanging out in? And are you aware that where you always hang out also determines whether people will respect you or not?
If you are the type of person who loves hanging out in unusual places, then you need to have a re-think on that. There are certain kind of places people can see you, and their rrespect for you will be lost entirely.
Be very selective of the kind of places you hang out in, always remember that the eyes of the public are always watching you. And they will lose their respect for you if they see you in places they didn’t expect to see you.
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