It comes from Amazon.com and you have to earn points through buying to earn it... oh wait, never mind... actually I think it is partially taught by our parents, but I also think that as we do things we can be proud of in ourselves we learn it. For example landing a first job, supporting yourself, buying your first car, all of those things build self esteem and therefore self respect.
Self respect is knowing u did what was right today when u found $100 in Walmart and turned it in. Or when u were nice to some jerk that's pestering you. Knowing u did what was right and being able to look in the mirror and be proud of your actions. It comes from a pure and honest heart. One that's willing to go out of ones way to do right
http://m.psychologytoday.com/articles/199911/self-esteem-vs-self-respect This article defines self-esteem as self-evaluation, and self-respect as self-acceptence. It also explains that evaluation can end up positive or negative. It also explains that in order to respect ourselves we have to get over our self-esteem, i.e. stop evaluating ourselves as it can sometimes end out as a negative evaluation. So in my personal conclusion, one needs to stop thinking about his- or herself and become more selfless in order to gain self-respect.
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I think self-respect comes from learning to view yourself objectively, recognising you have strengths and weaknesses, faults and virtues. There is a balance between low self-esteem and excessive pride where you learn to feel good about your positive traits and identify without beating yourself up those areas where you could stand to improve. This begins in childhood with parents who find the right balance between being too critical and too lenient. We need to be simultaneously encouraged for doing well and challenged to do better.