Respect the knowledge and time invested in a skill-set. However, knowing the person and developing a relationship takes time.
It follows, if you haven’t taken the time get to know me as a person, how could you possibly respect me?
My friend Garrett aka G-Money once stated that when it comes to Martial Arts, all common sense, even from successful professionals seems to go out the window.
Projecting personality traits onto a skill-set slows the learning process as well, so bring common sense used in every other aspect of your life with you.