How You Can Earn Someone's Respect, According To Their Zodiac Sign

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The first step in earning respect is to start thinking of other people.

Respect is something that we all want and something that many of us are willing to fight for. Showing respect is important because it demonstrates that one person sees another as having value and that they recognize that individual’s rights and dignity.

Every person should be respected, but there are some careers in our society like teachers, clergy, and government officials whose positions have respect built right into them. As children, we respect our parents and we should always have respect for the elderly as they have earned it with their lives.

There’s nothing as thought-provoking as the knowledge that someone doesn’t respect you; you need only to watch 10 minutes of reality TV to know how hot-headed someone can get if they don’t get the respect they believe they deserve.

When you feel disrespected, it can bring about feelings of rage, sadness, unworthiness, insecurity, and disregard. Being disrespected can make you blind to everything going on around you as you focus on the lack of respect you’re getting. 

As humans, we all seek the good opinion, regard, admiration, and esteem of others, and it’s something that is well worth working for and achieving.

The more respect we show others, the more respect we seem to get back. When you treat others — co-workers, friends, and family members — with respect, it can help make an environment more harmonious and productive. When someone is respectful, they have a positive attitude, are socially adept, and are better at communication than other people.

Respect isn’t given freely by some people and we must earn it. It can be difficult to know how to go about gaining someone’s respect but once earned, it can mean even more to us. As with anything, when you actively work for it, it seems to have even more value.

It can be challenging to know how to earn someone’s respect but astrology can help. Since individuals born under the same zodiac sign often share some of the ideals and behaviors, the stars can direct you toward the best direction to go when hoping to gain the respect of another person.

Aries (March 21 - April 19)
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When you want an Aries to respect you, you must be relentlessly proactive. Take the initiative and don't wait for other people to tell you what to do. Rely on your own abilities and resources to get things done and to solve problems. Embrace any challenge and get in the practice of figuring out things for yourself.

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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
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Although Taurus individuals are very patient, they don't have much patience for people who talk about other people behind their backs. If you want to gain the respect of a Taurus, stop gossiping immediately and always act as if the person you're talking about is standing right next to you.

You need to show respect for others (even if you don't like them) to get them to respect you. Try to focus on the positive traits everyone has and try to set a good example.

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Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
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If you want to earn the respect of a Gemini, don't be afraid to speak your mind. Respected individuals often have strong views on various topics and lots of ideas on how to improve things. Don't be afraid to talk about your ideas and innovations at meetings, brainstorming sessions, or social gatherings. If you have something to say, don't hold back.

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Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
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A Cancer will have great respect for you if you care about others. Be present and pay attention to the people in your life, no matter where you are. If you are genuinely interested in people and care about them, it will show that you are empathetic and that is a characteristic of a leader. It also shows that you aren't solely focused on yourself and that you can give help when needed.

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Leo (July 23 - August 22)
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If you want to gain the respect of a Leo, you must rise up to their level and be inspiring to others. Be honest about your dreams and goals and you can inspire by encouraging others to follow their dreams, goals, and aspirations. If you show your faith in others to follow their dreams and achieve their dreams, you'll become someone inspiring and respected.

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Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
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If there's something that Virgos respect it's someone who does their due diligence. In other words, always do your homework and/or prep work. Be prepared when you go to a job interview, and when you're talking with friends, listen and hold on to the information they tell you about themselves and the things they care about. 

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Libra (September 23 - October 22)
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While Libras may not like confrontation, they'll do it if it's helping to fight injustice. If you want the respect of a Libra, you need to stand up for others, especially when they're not able to stand up for themselves. You can't please everyone and sometimes you have no choice and must take a strong stand. Confrontation may be necessary once in a while but try to do it in a diplomatic way.

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Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
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If you want the respect of a Scorpio, don't be a pushover. Aim for kindness over niceness. If you're too nice to everyone all the time, it makes your niceness seem fake. Scorpios hold honesty in high regard, so be your real self — learn how to separate kindness from being a victim and stop having others take advantage of you.

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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
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For Sagittarius, respect is for people who are open-minded but have a strong sense of their own personal moral code. Ask yourself what is important to you and what you believe while still being open to what others believe in and in what you still have to learn. If you can be non-judgmental without being weak or indecisive, you'll earn the respect of a Sagittarius.

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Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
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When you want to earn respect, especially from a Capricorn, it's important to learn how to control your emotions. That's not to say don't have any feelings, just know the difference between responding and reacting.

Try to curb your instant reactions to things that make you highly emotional. If you overreact to something, people will think that you are someone who easily loses control and that's not a quality that one wants in a leader. It's fine to be yourself and to be enthusiastic, just don't go overboard.

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Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
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It's very important for an Aquarius to help others and they prize themselves on being true humanitarians; therefore, the best way to earn the respect of an Aquarius is to add real value.

If you're part of a community, a company, a team, or even a group of friends, you'll be respected if you always come up with ways to offer value to others. By offering something of worth to people, you're solving a problem for them and people will respect you, especially Aquarius individuals.

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Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
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Pisces can be very sensitive and can be hurt when people don't come through for them. To gain the respect of a Pisces, keep your promises and honor your commitments. If you took your commitments lightly in the past, get rid of that behavior and only make promises that you can keep. People will respect you if you aren't constantly disappointing them.

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