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THE TRUTH ABOUT ETIQUETTE*

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Etiquette: n. rules for socially acceptable normative behavior

Etiquette rarely varies widely from one area of the country to the next but different cultures definitely have noticeable changes in etiquette which are unique to that culture.

Giving of flowers, cleaning your plate, tipping, and eating with your hands have different meanings in some countries and you can confuse the guest by doing those things which are accepted customs in the United States. Slurping and sticking out your tongue which are frowned on in the United States have positive meanings in some countries and are perfectly acceptable.

Being rude is frequently the result of not following the accepted etiquette of your culture.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT INAPPROPRIATE*

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Inappropriate:  v. to add to and/or to subtract from a subset(s) a different subset(s) and not being normative and/or subjectively acceptable for the circumstances which sometimes also involves disobeying etiquette and/or an organizational rule(s)

Inappropriate behavior means that you have deviated too much from accepted social norms or that someone subjectively thinks it is unacceptable behavior for the circumstances and an enforcing sense for the opinion may be that you have also disobeyed an etiquette and/or organizational rule(s).

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THE TRUTH ABOUT COURTESY***

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Courtesy: n. using good and/or right etiquette

Social etiquette varies slightly from culture to culture but kindness and consideration for another’s needs is what courtesy is all about.

Holding the door for the next human, making more room in an elevator, letting a customer with few items go first at the checkout line, giving up your seat for the handicapped on a bus, not using profanities, saying “please” and “thank you”, not talking loudly, dressing appropriately, not pointing at someone, not staring at someone, etc. are just a few examples of courteous behavior.

Meanness and/or rudeness is what frequently happens when courtesy is ignored and humans will instantly think less of you as a human.

What is true is that private household etiquette is frequently much different than social etiquette and it is easy for offspring who have been living a sheltered existence at home to lack courtesy in public, especially saying “please” and “thank you” where appropriate. Youth is frequently more selfish and rebellious against proper social etiquette and it sometimes takes them much more social exposure to learn the acceptable cultural norms which are gradually changing too.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT POLITENESS

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Politeness: n. intentional respect and consideration and using accepted social etiquette

If you treat a human with respect, consideration, and use socially accepted etiquette then you are being polite in any culture with its unique etiquette rules.

Politeness largely refers to appropriate public behavior and casual behavior at home or among close friends need not be so polite.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT INCONSIDERATION

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Inconsideration: n. not thinking about the goals which others are trying to achieve and causing human stress which easily begins when those opposing and/or different goals are not acknowledged and/or processed with human etiquette

We have all had experiences with inconsiderate humans.

Most have bad human etiquette and are rude, impulsive, selfish, argumentative, not willing to listen, overly demanding, overly talkative, or messy in public.

An inconsiderate human frequently does not realize that you have needs and wants too and want to be treated with respect and empathy.

It is best to try and avoid inconsiderate humans and if you can’t avoid them then try to ignore them and ostracize them from your life as much as possible.

If it is an inconsiderate boss whom you are struggling with then plan to change jobs in the not too distant future or develop a calloused attitude which will protect you to some extent from the extended mental abuse on the job.

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THE 12 MOST IMPORTANT BUSINESS ETIQUETTE RULES

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During an introduction give your full name:

Especially if you have a difficult name then say it and always give your business card so that the person can use it to reference the difficult name if needed. If you will have or are having a lot of contact with customers who should remember your name then you should consider changing your name to a simpler one which is easier to remember than your original hard name.

 

Always try to stand during an introduction:

Unless you are caught off guard and haven’t prepared then you should always stand if being introduced to avoid being ignored by the human whom you are being introduced to. If you are stuck in a sitting position then at least nod in acknowledgement of the introduction. If you are personally introducing yourself then you should definitely be standing and a firm handshake is appropriate.

 

Limit the “thank you” during a conversation:

Saying “thank you” more than once or twice during a conversation will make you seem needy and somewhat helpless which is an attitude that you don’t want to convey. Instead of saying “thank you” after each helpful suggestion say “that is a great, useful, or helpful suggestion or point”.

 

Send timely thank you notes where they apply:

Especially after a job interview, where a decision will be made quickly, it is important that you send an email or text “thank you” notes to all who have been helpful to you and whom you want to acknowledge as being helpful within 24 hours.

 

Never pull out a chair for someone:

Regardless of gender it is not smart to pull out a chair for someone placing yourself in a servile position and creating an illusion or suggestion that someone is not strong and independent enough to pull out the chair themselves.

 

Don’t cross your legs:

Crossing of legs implies a casual relaxed approach which you should not convey during an important business conversation.

 

Sit straight and don’t slouch:

Slouching conveys a casual attitude which you should not display professionally so you should always sit straight and even lean forward slightly on occasion to imply that you are giving them your full attention and that what they are saying is important to you.

 

Don’t reorder your dishes:

Let the waiter do their job and don’t stack or push plates around on the table after you are finished eating.

 

Never ask for a to go box:

A doggie bag is OK after family dinners at a restaurant but not after a professional dinner.

 

Follow your guest’s food options:

If your guest orders an appetizer and/or dessert then you should also. This is to avoid making them feel uncomfortable about being the only one ordering an appetizer and/or dessert.

 

The host should pay regardless of gender:

The host should pay and if the woman is the host then she can say that the firm is the one paying if the male offers to pay. However, don’t start an argument over who will pay if the male forcefully insists on paying. You can excuse yourself prior to the meal ending and pay for the bill in secret and say that the bill is taken care of to the guest or guests.

 

Prepare a polite parting line or exit:

If the exit is non-committal then “nice to meet you” or “nice talking to you” is sufficient. If the exit is a further commitment then “see you at the next meeting” or “I will call, text, or email you tomorrow before noon” is an appropriate exit. Being rude or impolite at the end of a meeting is not acceptable.

 

 

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