All any of us wants is to be given the same opportunity, the same consideration, the same understanding as others. But, too often, we feel we are treated less than equal. We are people who go along with everyone else, never expressing our personal needs. Others see us as people who do not require having their needs met. And so, we feel cheated and believe there is no way to change things.
Perhaps you need to ask yourself how much you value you? What you are feeling, whether it is anger, fear, or doubt, is communicated to others through your words, body language, and actions. You indirectly tell people you are unsure of yourself. To gain the respect of others, you must first respect yourself. It will be evident in the way that you make eye contact, the way you stand, the way in which you talk. It will set the tone for all your relationships.