To gain respect from a man, you must demonstrate that you respect yourself, and that you respect others. Self-confident people, with high self-esteem, will be less likely to be disrespectful relationship. According to the Mayo Clinic, people who have low self-esteem or a negative self-image will feel the negative impact in many parts of their life, including their relationships. By improving your self-esteem; your self-respect will increase, triggering more respect from a man.
Reduce your negative thinking patterns. Start by making note of those patterns, the Mayo Clinic suggests. Notice whether you tend to dismiss the positives, and only remember the negatives. Take the time to challenge your negative thoughts, and replace them with positive ones. Keep doing this until you naturally begin to have positive thoughts. A positive thought process will increase your self-confidence and your feelings of worth.
Avoid talking down to yourself in front of the man. Do not call yourself negative words in general, but especially in front of the man you want to respect you. If you make a mistake, avoid faulting yourself; suggest that it was a result of the situation.
Respect yourself by engaging in activities that demonstrate your self-respect. If you respect yourself, the respect from a man will increase. Avoid doing things that make you feel worthless or uncomfortable. Tell people “no” if they ask you to do something you do not want to do.
Move with confidence. Your body posture and the way you use your nonverbal cues can express to a man how you feel about a situation or yourself, notes Helpguide.org. When you walk, hold your head up and keep your back straight. This will make you look confident and sure of yourself. Avoid looking down at the ground. Make eye contact when you are engaged in conversation.
Ask for respect. Tell the man how his comments and actions make you feel. Provide him with examples of things he has said and done that make you feel disrespected. Tell him that he must respect you if the relationship is going to continue.
Question his disrespectful behaviors or actions immediately. Tell him how he is being disrespectful as soon as he does it. Do not allow the disrespect to continue. If he continues being disrespectful, leave the situation; returning only when he has stopped. If you remain while he is being disrespectful, you might begin to believe the things he says.
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