Four Quadrants
Body Mind Spirit Emotion


Respect is to value another person, holding high his/ her innate sense of worth. One may also respect or admire particular characteristics or achievements of another.

When someone recognizes the innate worth of every human being or holds high regard for someone.  A respectful person will refrain from placing judgments on others based on appearance, faith, culture, gender, sexual orientation, age, etc.  A person will show outward signs of respect such as concentrating on what someone is saying during a conversation and valuing his/ her words and opinions.

Physical respect for others is being supportive and giving people enough space and attention during a conversation.  

Respect of the mind includes remaining optimistic and open to new ideas, opinions, and ways of thinking, as well as focusing on the positive in others.

Emotional respect for others is being kind, compassionate, honest and cheerful towards others.

Being respectful can be a spiritual practice.  It also includes accepting other people's faith, beliefs, and traditions.