19 Little Etiquette Rules Everyone Should Know And Follow

1. Offer to wait for the next elevator if you make it on but there’s no room for someone else.

2. Place knife and fork as shown below to let others know whether your meal is finished or if you are waiting for dessert.

3: If someone offends you, you shouldn’t return the favor or raise your voice to the person who insulted you. Don’t sink to their level. Just smile and leave the ill-mannered company.

4: A man should never touch a woman without her permission. This means that it is unacceptable to: hold her hand, touch her during a conversation, and push her or take her hand above the elbow (unless a man is helping her to get into or out of a car, or cross the street).

5. Don’t take-up more than one seat when you travel on planes, trains, or buses.

6: Timing is very important. Be punctual for all meetings, dates, get-togethers—everything. Just thoughtfully and meaningfully plan ahead.
7: The golden rule when using perfume is moderation. If you can still smell your perfume in the evening, everyone else is already tired of it.

8: A man should always walk on a woman’s left-hand side. Military men are the only exception, because they should be ready to salute.

9: Always make sure you’re the only person who can hear the music coming out of your earphones or headphones.

10. Don’t interrupt people when they’re talking. It sounds a little like advice you’d get from your grandparents, but, like most of their advice, it’s invaluable.

11: Always greet everyone when you enter a room regardless of your status, age or profession.

12: Don’t try to force people to watch, read, or do the same things you do. Again, talking about them is fine, but don’t be too pushy or assertive.

13: Don’t be the person who always laughs or talks too loud.

14: Always split the bill equally when dining out (or at least genuinely offer to).

15: If you’re walking along with someone and your companion greets a person you don’t know, you should also greet them.

16: Always hold doors open when there’s someone right behind you.

17: Don’t text or check social media while you’re part of a “dinner party.”

18: If you’re forgiven after you’ve apologized, don’t touch the offensive subject again just to say you’re sorry. You should try to avoid such mistakes in the future.