It is said that if a person is afraid, that mean he/she respects you. I say, no, if a person is afraid of – then he/she is just afraid.
Respect and fear outwardly often look similar, but still these are two phenomena of completely different nature.
Respect is a feeling based on love.
Respectful person will help the respected even when he cannot repay him or, on the contrary, take revenge.
Fear is based on hatred, because no one likes the one who threatens him. Fear makes you reckon with the strong, but the fearful will always look for a way to harm the one who is afraid.