Gratitude vs. Respect

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Gratitude and Respect is that the Gratitude is a feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive and Respect is a feeling of regard for someone or something

  • Gratitude

    Gratitude, thankfulness, or gratefulness, from the Latin word gratus ‘pleasing, thankful’, is a feeling of appreciation felt by and/or similar positive response shown by the recipient of kindness, gifts, help, favors, or other types of generosity, towards the giver of such gifts.The experience of gratitude has historically been a focus of several world religions. It has also been a topic of interest to ancient, medieval and modern philosophers, and continues to engage contemporary philosophers.The systematic study of gratitude within psychology only began around the year 2000, possibly because psychology traditionally focused more on understanding distress than on understanding positive emotions. The study of gratitude within psychology has included the understanding of the short term experience of the emotion of gratitude (state gratitude), individual differences in how frequently people feel gratitude (trait gratitude), and the relationship between these two aspects, as well as the therapeutic benefits of gratitude.

  • Respect

    Respect 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. Courtesies that show respect include simple words and phrases like “thank you” in the West, simple physical gestures like a slight bow in the East, a smile, or direct eye contact, or a simple handshake.

  • Gratitude (noun)

    The state of being grateful.

  • Respect (noun)

    an attitude of consideration or high regard

    “He is an intellectual giant, and I have great respect for him.”

    “we do respect people for their dignity and worth.”

  • Respect (noun)

    good opinion, honor, or admiration

  • Respect (noun)

    Polite greetings, often offered as condolences after a death.

    “The mourners paid their last respects to the deceased poet.”

  • Respect (noun)

    a particular aspect, feature or detail of something

    “This year’s model is superior to last year’s in several respects.”

  • Respect (noun)

    Good will; favor

  • Respect (verb)

    To have respect for.

    “She is an intellectual giant, and I respect her greatly.”

  • Respect (verb)

    To have regard for something, to observe a custom, practice, rule or right.

    “I respect your right to hold that belief, although I think it is nonsense.”

  • Respect (verb)

    To abide by an agreement.

    “They failed to respect the treaty they had signed, and invaded.”

  • Respect (verb)

    To take notice of; to regard as worthy of special consideration; to heed.

  • Respect (verb)

    To relate to; to be concerned with.

  • Respect (verb)

    To regard; to consider; to deem.

  • Respect (verb)

    To look toward; to face.

  • Respect (interjection)

    hello, hi


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