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Etiquette doesn't just mean RSVP and dinner party manners, it's a reflection of your entire outlook on social interaction and public life. In most situations, your image and appearance isn't just part of what defines you; it's the only thing that defines you.
No.10 Failing To Introduce People
Whether in a professional or social setting, it's always awkward if you fail to introduce two people when you're their only shared acquaintance.
No.9 Not removing yourself to take a cell phone call
In almost every social situation, the people who actually physically share the room with you are owed your attention more than someone who's just calling or texting.
No.8 Arguing Over A Check
Here's a simple rule for group dining situations: Prepare to pay an even share, but don't take advantage of that possibility by overindulging.
No.7 Being Late
People like to feel valued, and if you're looking for a surefire way to indicate that you don't value them at all, go ahead and just fail to show up.
No.6 Not Giving Up Your Seat
In the same way that many rules of etiquette are designed to keep you from being self-centered, the "give up your seat to someone who needs it more" rule is basic human decency and not a discussion about gender politics.
No.5 Treating Service Staff Poorly
Service staff often make less than the minimum legal requirement because it's assumed that you're going to be a reasonable human being and tip 15% to 20%.
No.4 Talking Solely About Yourself
Narcissism is not an attractive quality. Yes, there are some guys who can pull off being arrogant and self-absorbed, but this does not give you license to imitate them.
No.3 Being A Gym Slob
Gym etiquette is pretty simple, but that doesn't prevent every gym from suffering its share of inconsiderate gym slobs.
No.2 Grooming In Public
Public grooming infringes on our shared social contact; whether you think anyone's looking at you or not, it's simply not OK.
No.1 Eating With Your Mouth Open
Eating like an animal is simply one of the worst social mistakes you can make. It graduates from merely a bad habit that reflects poorly on you to something that actively disgusts other nearby people trying to enjoy their food.
by: JON SKINDZIER