The RESPECT vs. INVALIDATION Power Tool
By: Hagit Hoffman
To take notice of, to regard with special attention, to regard as worthy of special consideration, hence, to care for, to heed. -Webster dictionary
What is “Respect?
Ordinarily, we see that respect is a giving special consideration to someone outside of ourselves who is older, wiser and/or held in high esteem - like parents, teachers, rabbis or ministers. The act of respect comes through judging a person so favorably that we decide to give them extra consideration and esteem. Very rarely we think about giving ourselves respect as we look at it in a arrogant way as stroking our ego and not humbling ourselves. Self Respect however is an inward action that projects outwardly. Self Respect is an affirmation of self that can gives us confidence to continue with our ambitions and goals in life.