1. i.Respect
    Among the primary socio-ethical responsibilities we need to manifest in our relationships are ... being respectful and being worthy of respect. Respect implies that you value and honor others, and when you value and honor others, you treat them with care and concern. The notion of honorability and respect is integral to the Islamic way of life as is evidenced by numerous traditions of the Prophet (pbuh) who instructed people to: speak truthfully with civility, be courteous to the neighbor, honor the guest, respect elders, have compassion for the young, consideration for the under privileged, inclination to the oppressed, act with propriety, and manifest excellence in everything.
    Whether it be parent, child, spouse or friend; all relationships require this element of respect. Roman orator, Cicero, said: He removes the greatest ornament of a relationship who takes away from it respect.
    - Self respect is the forerunner of respect for others. There is overwhelming evidence indicating that the higher the level of self-esteem the more likely one will be to treat others with respect.
    - Mutual respect is necessary for a really good relationship. Whether you respect a friend or a partner (or do not respect them) can tell you a lot about your perceptions of the other person, and your beliefs about them, you, and your relationship(s).
    - People sometimes confuse fear and respect. If someone respects you, they will respect you in your presence and your absence. (If they respect you only in your presence, then they are doing so hypocritically or out of fear.)

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