Just like Aretha sang, your sign needs respect to feel fully functional. It's part of your mission in the Zodiac. You command the attention of others, and need them to like you.
If like doesn't turn to admiration, you may find that it's tough going. One way Leo has of gaining admiration is through their skills and talents, which are many.
But it's your gregariousness that makes you friends and allies whenever you find yourself. Gaining the respect of others often means having to respect yourself first. Knowing you're pretty special gets others on board, fast.