Respect is an aspect of gameplay in Bully. It is alternately referred to as "faction", "faction standing", and "faction respect".
The game keeps track of Jimmy Hopkins's standings with each clique based on a percentage which represents how much the clique respects him. Maximum respect is 100%; minimum respect is 0%. Jimmy starts the school year with 50% respect with the Nerds, Preppies, Greasers, and Jocks, 25% respect with the Bullies and 0% respect with the Townies.
Respect is changed after certain missions are completed. The respect change will be displayed on the screen with the other mission rewards. Positive respect changes are in blue text, negative respect changes are in red text.
Clique members treat Jimmy based on his respect with their clique. Non-Clique Students treat Jimmy based on his average respect with the five school cliques.
If Jimmy kisses any student, for the rest of the game that student will react to Jimmy as if he has 100% with him or her, regardless of his standing with the cliques.
|100%||Clique members will back Jimmy up in fights, will only fight him if directly provoked, and may allow Jimmy to hire them as backup.|
|99%-70%||Clique members are friendly and will only attack Jimmy if he gets into a fight with their fellow clique members.|
|70%-60%||Clique members are somewhat friendly. They'll attack without much provocation though.|
|60%-50%||The Preppies, Greasers, and Jocks will only insult Jimmy if he either tries to communicate with them or enters their main hangout spot. They'll attack Jimmy if provoked or if he attacks their fellow clique members. The Nerds will be friendly towards Jimmy but will be hostile if Jimmy picks a fight with someone, even if the person is from a different clique.|
|50%-45%||Clique members are aggressive. They will attack Jimmy if he doesn't beg off or enters their main hangout spot.|
|40%-below||Clique members will attack Jimmy on sight, including inside the school and the dorms.|