"The referees have a responsibility, too. In forging better relationships with team captains, and the other players and by communicating in the right way, it will help the players and that will make the game better for everyone.
"We need the excesses skimming off the top. It is difficult to say that without making it appear that we are trying to sanitize everything.
"That is not what we are saying at all. We want the passion and rivalries - what we don't want is some of that blatant disrespect and abuse."
Terry welcomed the clarity in the new guidelines after being uncertain about who can approach referees without it appearing to be a hostile approach.
"We've all seen where we want to go and stop surrounding referees - the respect is definitely there," he said.
"Referees have got a tough job and don't have access to replays. We realize that.
"It won't be matey matey now - there will still be the tempo, the aggression that makes this the best league in the world. The Premier League is the best for those reasons and we need to get a balance."
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