Your boss constantly talks down to you, your co-workers are dismissive of your ideas, and sometimes you feel like your intern thinks that you work for her, instead of the other way around. Where’s all that R-E-S-P-E-C-T? According to Courtney Macavinta, author of RESPECT: A Girl’s Guide to Getting Respect and Dealing When Your Line Is Crossed, and the popular advice blog RespectRX, it all starts with you. “If you don’t think you’re worth respect, you won’t get any,” she says. Look at what you do outside of the office: Are you good at trusting your gut? Do you surround yourself with people who not only push you to do better, but never make you feel bad about your decisions or opinions? If the answer is yes, you’re already on your way to a healthy dose of self-respect. Follow these tips to make sure your colleagues start showing you some, too.
How to Get Respect at Work