Respecting others no matter who they are – rich, poor, strong, weak, man, woman, black, white – reflects more on who you are, then who they are.
Our natural instinct is to be judgemental of others with whom we engage – he is wasting my time; she has an ulterior motive; or why do they not just get to the point?
It does not mean we get into a long-winded discussion. We can keep things short; yet respectful. Giving respect to another human being, irrespective of who they are is a sign of respect for self!