Like and Respect are not necessarily synonymous, and speaking for myself, I had to learn that the hard way. I’m sure that when I was younger I wanted people to like me so much that I occasionally prostituted self-respect. Looking back, I realize it never got me anywhere.
Fortunately, I eventually learned what I really needed to do was earn their respect. I found that if you earned their respect, they would probably like you, and at the very least, they would begrudgingly admire you. Obviously, this topic needs to be addressed with maturity.
In previous Garfisms, we have discussed the need to be strong in your beliefs, and also that perception may not be fact, but it is reality. There are some people you are never going to convince, and no amount of “persuasive communications” is going to do the trick.
However, I do think there is a strong connection between these subjects, and the fact that like and respect are not synonymous. I assure you that earning someone’s respect will take you on a far better road to success than simply trying to get them to like you.