What it means: A feeling of admiration elicited by the qualities or achievements of another, or by the recognition of another as an equal.
Why it matters: Feeling superior to others hurts both sides and destroys all chance of a healthy relationship—or even a mutually agreeable resolution to conflict. Respecting others as human beings with human dignity makes it easier to find common ground, avoid lasting hurt, and keep lines of communication open for the future.
What it ISN’T:
What it IS: