Being well-mannered not so simple to fake - Metro US

Being well-mannered not so simple to fake

Where is the line between being well mannered, and simply faking it?

Just Sayin’

Dear Just Sayin’

What a great question! A well-mannered person always puts themselves in someone else’s shoes first and never attempts to belittle others or make them feel badly. One of the absolute golden rules of etiquette is to make others feel good. Someone who is polite and well-mannered will always do their best to make others around them feel comfortable, no matter how awkward the situation. Someone who is false or disingenuous doesn’t worry about others’ feelings or making others feel comfortable in social situations. These people rely on what they see in the movies and on television for their cues to good manners and proper conduct. In practice, however, nothing could be further from the truth.

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