So where the latter can be a cause of conflict, the former and its opposite can help transform it.
As William Ury writes in his book : "Human beings have a host of emotional needs- for love and recognition, for belonging and identity, for purpose and meaning to lives.
It means to have a regard for other peoples' feelings, listening to people and hearing them, i.e. Even more importantly, respect means treating one with dignity.
Respect is the opposite of humiliation and contempt.
The lack of respect given was enough for them to accept losses, provided that the student with power lost face in front of others.
Another group in the same class walked in with extremely different results. In this case, the person in power was asked for the reason.Respect plays an important role in a number of ways.The presence of respect can therefore create opportunities.In a class on negotiations and the impact of power, two students in a mock group negotiation exercise willingly walked out of a profitable deal just so that a stronger member of the group could be taught a lesson and be left with nothing.When asked in the debriefing session as to the reason, the response that came was that the man in power was asserting his authority over the less powerful groups and constantly showed an arrogant attitude.Respect comes with the belief that a person or culture can have beliefs contradictory to ours and we should still honor them, as basic respect is a fundamental right of all human beings. If you treat each individual with respect, each nation with dignity, you can get a lot further than trying to muscle them" A case example is that of John Kamm, the founder of Dui Hua Foundation.In addition, goals and concessions become easier to attain when the element of respect is present As Bill Richardson, the US permanent representative to the UN put it. Kamm has been successful in persuading the Chinese government to release political prisoners, when many others have failed.He has found that approaching the Chinese "with dignity and respect facilitated their response to his inquiries and uncovered a wealth of information regarding the status and well being of thousands of political prisoners." Peacebuilding and conflict transformation strongly emphasize the human relationship aspect.Therefore, for peacebuilding to succeed, the element of respect is essential.Being respected by important people in our lives growing up teaches us how to be respectful toward others.Respect means that you accept somebody for who they are, even when they’re different from you or you don’t agree with them.