Respect in the Military

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Respect, especially in the Army is a very important value to live by. It is much more than just talking kindly and listening to someone. It is the process of taking into consideration someone’s emotions, feelings and needs. You must also focus on their ideas, thoughts, and preferences. It is showing someone that you value their time; that you care what they have to say. Showing someone respect allows that person to know and acknowledge that you are tracking them and that you comprehend and believe in what they are saying, It is important to allow someone to feel your respect for them. It will ease the conversation and create trust. Behavior and attitude will allow the person demanding respect to feel that respect. When we
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Do what they ask and do it well. Treat them kindly and use proper language. You still must take into consideration the person’s emotions, needs, preferences, thoughts, and ideas. Do what they say and do it quickly. Do not ask questions, do not smart off, and do not do anything to jeopardize your own self in regards to the situation. It is important to complete the job task and complete it well the first time. Show the person you respect them. Get it done, and get it down the right way, the first time. This is how you show respect. This is how you earn respect. Respect is very important both in the military and in the civilian world. In most cases, people can easily tell when someone respects them or not. Once they feel that they are being respected, they can instill more trust into a person, respect them back, and take what the person says to heart. They can put faith into that person. Once we earn someone’s respect, it is much easier to gain his or her cooperation. It is much easier to have them support us and take our sides. We don’t have to put as much effort in to getting them to listen to an order or doing what they are told. Respect must be EARNED. You must provide someone with your respect before they show you the same respect. This is what I mean by earning it. I do not believe that respect can be demanded or forced. Demanding someone’s respect will most likely lead to some type of conflict. Respect

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