There Is Only One Thing Worse Than Disrespect

Actually there is nothing worse than feeling unworthy

Janice Tovey
2 min readMay 28, 2022


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We all know that awful, distressing gut feeling when we realize that we have been disrespected. Many times the other person is clever and uses tactics that make you feel that you actually deserve their rude, insensitive and dismissive behavior. A lot of the times being disrespected just makes us feel angry and vulnerable.

You get what you tolerate. If someone is rude or disrespectful towards you, politely excuse yourself and walk away. It’s actually a powerful statement. It sends a clear message to the other person; what they’ve said or done is unacceptable and that you won’t tolerate it.

Don’t tolerate disrespect. Even from yourself.

Be aware of when you are being disrespected and take action.

5 Clues To Increase Your Awareness of Disrespectful Behavior

  • Displaying Contempt: You have just achieved a big accomplishment, something that is very important to you, and someone says “oh, but the color is a bit off.”
  • Uttering Derisive Comments: These comments sound like no one really cares. Someone or someone refers to your thoughts, feelings or accomplishments as useless, unimportant or…



Janice Tovey

My passion is writing. I also love reading, teaching, animals, nature, music, and humor. I am curious about everything and enjoy writing about all things.