25 Etiquette Rules You Should Know And Follow No Matter What

It’s good to practice good manners. At all times. Be polite. Be reverent. Be thoughtful. To your friends. And family. And strangers. And yourself. And everyone else. Here are 25 etiquette rules you should know and follow no matter what…

25 Etiquette Rules You Should Know And Follow No Matter What Click To Tweet
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  1. Don’t call someone more than twice continuously. If they don’t pick up your call, presume they have something important to attend to and wait for them to call back.
    Don’t call someone more than twice continuously. If they don’t pick up your call, presume they have something important to attend to and wait for them to call back. Click To Tweet
  2. Never gossip. Not only is it bad form, if word ever got back to the person you were talking about, you can pretty much be assured you’ll be the subject of the next gossip session.
    Never gossip. Not only is it bad form, if word ever got back to the person you were talking about, you can pretty much be assured you’ll be the subject of the next gossip session. Click To Tweet
  3. Return money and any other thing that you have borrowed even before the other person remembers asking for it from you. It shows your integrity and character.
    Return money and any other thing that you have borrowed even before the other person remembers asking for it from you. It shows your integrity and character. Click To Tweet
  4. Never order the expensive dish on the menu when someone is giving you a lunch/dinner. If possible ask them to order their choice of food for you.
    Never order the expensive dish on the menu when someone is giving you a lunch/dinner. If possible ask them to order their choice of food for you. Click To Tweet
  5. Don’t ask awkward questions like ‘Oh so you aren’t married yet?’ Or ‘Don’t you have kids’ or ‘Why didn’t you buy a house?’ Or why don’t you buy a car? For God’s sake it isn’t your problem.
    Don’t ask awkward questions like ‘Oh so you aren’t married yet?’ Or ‘Don’t you have kids’ or ‘Why didn’t you buy a house?’ Or why don't you buy a car? For God’s sake it isn’t your problem. Click To Tweet
  6. Always open the door for the person coming behind you. It doesn’t matter if it is a guy or a girl, senior or junior. You don’t grow small by treating someone well in public.
    Always open the door for the person coming behind you. It doesn’t matter if it is a guy or a girl, senior or junior. You don’t grow small by treating someone well in public. Click To Tweet
  7. If you take a taxi with a friend and he/she pays now, try paying next time.
    If you take a taxi with a friend and he/she pays now, try paying next time. Click To Tweet
  8. Respect different shades of opinions. Remember what’s 6 to you will appear 9 to someone facing you. Besides, second opinion is good for an alternative.
    Respect different shades of opinions. Remember what's 6 to you will appear 9 to someone facing you. Besides, second opinion is good for an alternative. Click To Tweet
  9. Never interrupt people talking. Allow them to pour it out. As they say, hear them all and filter them all.
    Never order the expensive dish on the menu when someone is giving you a lunch/dinner. If possible ask them to order their choice of food for you. Click To Tweet
  10. If you tease someone, and they don’t seem to enjoy it, stop it and never do it again. It encourages one to do more and it shows how appreciative you’re.If you tease someone, and they don’t seem to enjoy it, stop it and never do it again. It encourages one to do more and it shows how appreciative you're. Click To Tweet
  11. Say “thank you” when someone is helping you.
    Say “thank you” when someone is helping you. Click To Tweet
  12. Praise publicly. Criticize privately.
    Praise publicly. Criticize privately. Click To Tweet
  13. There’s almost never a reason to comment on someone’s weight. Just say, “You look fantastic.” If they want to talk about losing weight, they will.
    There’s almost never a reason to comment on someone’s weight. Just say, “You look fantastic.” If they want to talk about losing weight, they will. Click To Tweet
  14. When someone shows you a photo on their phone, don’t swipe left or right. You never know what’s next.
    When someone shows you a photo on their phone, don’t swipe left or right. You never know what’s next. Click To Tweet
  15. If people tells you they have a doctors’ appointment, don’t ask what it’s for, just say “I hope you’re okay”. Don’t put them in the uncomfortable position of having to tell you their personal illness. If they want you to know, they’ll do so without your inquisitiveness.
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  16. Treat the cleaner with the same respect as the CEO. Nobody is impressed at how rude you can treat someone below you but people will notice if you treat them with respect.
    Treat the cleaner with the same respect as the CEO. Nobody is impressed at how rude you can treat someone below you but people will notice if you treat them with respect. Click To Tweet
  17. If a person is speaking directly to you, staring at your phone is rude.
    If a person is speaking directly to you, staring at your phone is rude. Click To Tweet
  18. Stand up when you’re being introduced to someone. This helps establish your presence.
    Stand up when you’re being introduced to someone. This helps establish your presence. Click To Tweet
  19. Always say “Please” and “I’m Sorry” especially to those closest to you.
    Always say “Please” and “I’m Sorry” especially to those closest to you. Click To Tweet
  20. Dress appropriately. This goes without saying, but you should always find o ut what the dress code is at an event, meeting, or restaurant. Then follow it.
    Dress appropriately. This goes without saying, but you should always find o ut what the dress code is at an event, meeting, or restaurant. Then follow it. Click To Tweet
  21. Never give advice until you’re asked.
    Never give advice until you’re asked. Click To Tweet
  22. When meeting someone after a long time, unless they want to talk about it, don’t ask them their age and salary.
    When meeting someone after a long time, unless they want to talk about it, don’t ask them their age and salary. Click To Tweet
  23. Mind your business unless anything involves you directly – just stay out of it.
    Mind your business unless anything involves you directly - just stay out of it. Click To Tweet
  24. Remove your sunglasses if you are talking to anyone in the street. It is a sign of respect. More so, eye contact is as important as your speech.
    Remove your sunglasses if you are talking to anyone in the street. It is a sign of respect. More so, eye contact is as important as your speech. Click To Tweet
  25. Never talk about your riches in the midst of the poor. Similarly, don’t talk about your children in the midst of the barren…or talk about your spouses around those who don’t have.
    Never talk about your riches in the midst of the poor. Similarly, don't talk about your children in the midst of the barren...or talk about your spouses around those who don't have. Click To Tweet

What other etiquette rule did I miss?

 

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