A hard limit is a line I won’t cross. I won’t take without the consent of the taken. Once given, I won’t betray my word. I defend those I consider mine.
I don’t like to be humiliated or insulted. If I want something, I say what I want. If the answer is no, that’s OK but I don’t beg. I don’t play the try harder that’s not enough game. If something is needed or lacking, I expect to be asked for it or told in what way it is lacking.
The games I play have a start and an end. Which I will declare. If I don’t say it is a game then it isn’t.