Respect also called esteem is a positive feeling or action shown towards someone or something considered important, or held in high esteem or regard; it conveys a sense of admiration for good or valuable qualities; and it is also the process of honoring someone by exhibiting care, concern, or consideration for their needs or feelings.
Some people may earn the respect of individuals by assisting others or by playing important social roles. In many cultures, individuals are considered to be worthy of respect until they prove otherwise. Being silent is another misinterpreted sign of respect. Often, people think that if someone doesn't talk to them, it means they are giving them attitude, but in reality, the silent one doesn't want to make anyone feel uncomfortable by saying something. Occasionally, people think it is rude to be ignored, but the person being ignored has such an impression, that people don't want to say or do the wrong thing. It is one of the greater acts of respect, because people want to mind their own business and not malevolent a wrong impression. Especially if that person being ignored is a close family member or the household. Courtesies that show respect include simple words and phrases like "thank you" in The West, simple physical signs like a slight bow in the East a smile, or direct eye contact, or a simple handshake.