Do’s and Don’ts of Respect

Posted on by Christine in Character

Do:
Begin each day with a promise to respect others
Sit down and talk quietly
Listen carefully to what others say
Look for things to appreciate in others
Give praise out loud for the good you see in others
Tell others they are good, good enough, and lovable
Tell others they are worthwhile and important to you
Speak in a quiet voice even when you disagree
Pass up chances to insult, attack, or criticize
Let others have responsibility for their lives while you take responsibility for yours Don’t:
Look for things to criticize
Make fun or laugh at others
Make faces or roll your eyes
Tell others how to run their lives
Insult others
Ignore others
Put people down in front of others
Act superior
Sneer
Tell others they’re weird or crazy
Say others are bad, not good enough, or unlovable
Say others don’t belong, or you wish they were dead
Call others names like fat, ugly, stupid, or worthless

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