You should take pride in who you are.
If you take pride in who you are, guys will sense your wealth of independence and confidence.
This alone would make them respect you.
It doesn’t matter what you do for a living.
It doesn’t matter what you look like.
It doesn’t matter what your social circle is like.
The key here is to take pride in yourself.
You have to convey the aura of being someone who knows what they are about and is totally at peace with it.
One of the reasons a guy would not respect you would be due to a lack of confidence and security in yourself.
If you are a person who tends to doubt yourself and what you want out of life, it could make guys disrespect you.
A guy could see this and judge you as weak.
Thereby, they may decide to take advantage of the situation by luring you to do something that you may not want to or deceiving you in some way.
Yes, if they were to tell you words that they know would make you feel better about yourself, they know that they can win your trust and thereby take advantage of you.
This is a position that you should never want to put yourself in.
This is where you can be taken advantage of by a person who saw a weakness and exploited it.
You have probably known someone who has been in this situation in your life.
Perhaps a friend, neighbor or family member.
You may have also been in this kind of position in the past.
It’s unfortunate that a person would see someone else who is clearly doubtful about themselves and take that as an opportunity to use them or deceive them in some way.
It is unfortunate but very real.
It is part of human nature.
Hence, you should simply take pride in you and ensure that you believe in you and what you have to offer.
As I mentioned earlier, it is not about your status nor about what you do for a living.
You could sweep floors for a living.
Yet, if you take pride in your being, you will have an aura that demands respect.
On the flip side, you could be a corporate executive, but if you exude a sense of unhappiness and uncertainty about yourself, someone can easily take advantage of you.
Guys will respect you when you respect yourself.
They have to get the sense of individuality that you exude.
They have to get the feeling that you are someone who is very comfortable with yourself and that you are not weak.
This doesn’t mean that you should be out there with a scowl on your face.
It doesn’t mean that you should address people in a lowly fashion as though they were beneath you.
It simply means that you have confidence, pride and belief in yourself.
Guys would be able to tell that you are someone who deserves respect when they watch you walk, talk, interact and handle yourself.
He will feel the need to respond to the vibe that he is getting from you.
He will want to match that in some way through how he responds to you.
Hence, if he is getting the vibe that you are confident, he may want to act accordingly so that he can match up to you.
In this aspect, he is showing respect and may also be trying to appease you by letting you know that you both have something in common.