Step 1: Know yourself. Take the time to find out who you are and what your true purpose is. When you have a clear picture of who you are, you will be better to discern what is good for you and what is not so when someone is offering you something that doesn’t align, you can immediately disqualify.
Step 2: Have standards. It is highly imperative that you have boundaries in full effect. Nobody respect someone who basically accepts everything. Accordingly, for others to respect you, there will have to be boundaries or standards for others to meet.
Step 3: Shutting down situations/conversations contrary to beliefs system and standards. If you entertain relationships that are detrimental to your morals, you are basically lowering yourself and possibly disrespecting your own self. Sometimes, it best to remove the persons from your life than to accept a depraved relationship out of fear or for any relationship needs.
Step 4: Exude confidence. When you are dependent on others to make you happy or to make you feel worthy, that opens the door for others to take full advantage of you and also to disrespect you. You exude confidence when you monitor your body language, how you dress and how to speak.
Step 5: Express respect to others. For you to demand something of someone, always ensure you are in a position where your character is not questioned. It is totally hypocritical for a man to desire his woman to support his dreams when he cares zilch about hers. Equally you can’t expect respect from others when you have none for persons. Be the person you desire others to be to you.