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4 quick tricks that make people respect you

We know how frustrating and painful it can be when you’re not respected. People don’t listen to you, they brush your feelings aside, and they never pick your ideas. You just don’t seem to matter to others.
I also know that no matter where you’re starting, you can quickly start getting more respected. All it takes is a few well-chosen steps in the right direction.
Here are the 4 best steps to start getting more respect in your life.
1. Make people take you seriously with this status booster
You shouldn’t brag. But you also shouldn’t be afraid to stand for what’s good about you. Here are some examples of things we want to be able to stand by:
I work hard
I’m a great friend
I care a lot about other people
I’m trustworthy and responsible
I’ve overcome a lot of obstacles in my life
I’m proud of who I am
This doesn’t mean you need to tell people these things directly.
Feel no urge to tell people what’s good about you. Feel no fear to stand by who you are when you talk about yourself.

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2. What to do when people take you for granted
If you feel like you’re often taken advantage of or that you’re too nice, then this is going to be extra important for you.
The number one way to stop others from taking advantage of you is to set clear, enforceable boundaries.
This method shows people they can’t take you for granted and that you expect they treat you with respect.
When setting boundaries, first consider the things that you have control over.
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Even once you’ve set a boundary, there is a chance that they will cross the line. Sometimes people simply forget because they’ve been doing it like this for a long time.
3. Are you apologizing for your mere presence? DONT!
Imagine someone accidentally spilling their drink on you. Then, out of pure habit, you say I’m sorry even if you did nothing wrong and are now covered in beer.
Over-apologizing is a sign that you’re more submissive than dominant. While submissive and dominant can both be bad things in extremes, it’s all about finding the right balance. You don’t want to be a pushover or a doormat, but you don’t want to be rude or arrogant either.
4. Use your body language to command respect
Our body language can tell people how we feel about ourselves.
If you walk around with your shoulders hunched, arms crossed, and eyes on the ground, you will seem shy, afraid, or insecure. None of that commands respect.

However, if your body language portrays confidence, people will look up to you. They will believe that there must be a good reason for your confidence and therefore you must be worthy of their respect.
These are the characteristics of confident body language:
Good eye contact when speaking and listening
Good posture; no slouching or crossing your arms
Walking with a purpose (not wandering around aimlessly)
Keeping your chin up and eyes forward (instead of down)
Use hand gestures when speaking (instead of keeping your hands shoved in your pockets)
Keep in mind that while confident people earn respect, arrogant people lose it.
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