Respect yourself, that is the only respect that has true worth. Who ever chooses to "respect" you in the mean time, then so be it. If they don't then so be it. You get no award, cool points or special privileges for someone else to respect you. People either like you or they don't, just as well as they will "respect" you or they won't. It just boils down to respecting yourself, at least YOU know your worth as well as what you stand for.
btw respect is not tit for tat, well at least the definition that I know doesn't define respect as something that is given in order to be received. Then again what do I know, maybe this works for some people CiaO