What does treating demons as equals mean to you?

Title. This is something I have seen discussed quite often in the context of working with demons, especially Lilith. But can you put into words what it means to you?

Here’s my take on it.

In order to be someone’s equal, I have to be able to hold my own in a fight to the death with them. Going by this definition, I am not any entity’s equal but I don’t think it really matters as long as you’re true to yourself and are honest about your intentions.