Social etiquette involves that how you behave with your friends and strangers out in the public or at someone’s home. If you treat your friends and neighbours in the right way, you are more likely to remain on their lists of priority people they trust and care about. It also prevents you from being embarrassed later onwards by behavior that was rude or offensive.
Here are some of the Basic social etiquette everyone should keep in mind:
1) Be punctual, always be on time if you have to meet or have given time to someone. Showing up late shows a lack of respect for other people’s time.
2) Make eye contact when you are having a conversation with anyone.
3) Never interrupt in-between two elder persons who are having a conversation.
4) Give and receive compliments graciously.
5) Refuse to gossip, after all if you gossip with someone, that person will wonder if you can gossip about your friends with him, you are going to gossip about him behind his or her back too.
6) Hold doors for anyone who seems to be struggling, including physically challenged people, grand parents and elders.
7) If you are invited to a party, don’t show up empty-handed. Bring the host or hostess a gift or something to share.
8) If you are sick let the other person know. It is generally best to postpone your plans or reschedule them after you are feeling better.
9) Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze.