124 D20 Negative Emotion – Disrespected



Lack of respect or courtesy. Shown lack of respect for, insult.

Practical Tips

  1. When you become aware of the feeling of being disrespected, ask yourself if this is reality or just your perception.
  2. We can sometimes misinterpret a communication, as the subject ‘pushes our buttons’.
  3. If it is real, vocalising (if appropriate)your discomfort can be therapeutic and stop any negative behaviour being repeated.
  4. Bottling up the negative feeling can create resentment and affect your relationship with the other person.

Beliefs and Affirmations

I am able to recognise and deal with any disrespect shown to me with ease.


(How to make it very HARD to feel the negative emotion)

The only time I will allow myself to feel…….Disrespected, is when I need a reminder that action or communication needs to be taken.

Example Challenges

DC055 People who think that because I’m a woman, I will make tea, wash up and hoover.

DC060 People who don’t thank me when I let them out of a junction, car park, shop door etc.

DC142 My clients ring me up ‘out of hours’ and expect me to fit them in, even when it’s not convenient for me!


“Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.”
– Will Smith