A wise man once said a gentleman is not defined by the content of his wallet, or the cut of his suit, but manners and character content. Etiquettes are acts and attitudes obtained from and required by good breeding. As it stands, it cuts across virtually every sphere of life, from professionalism, ceremonies or social events. Here at stylewithjibs, we uphold the value of etiquettes, especially for the modern gentleman. This is why we bring to you our six top general etiquette tips that you should make use of today to bring out the gentleman in you.
- DO NOT YELL OVER THE PHONE
Yelling over the phone is not, in fact, a very good character. It speaks negatively about your level of patience and your
cool-headedness. It also disturbs those around you who are going about their normal daily lives.
- USE SALUTATION WORDS
Use words like “thank you”, “please”, “sorry”, “excuse me” when necessary. As a modern gentleman, these words should not be far away from your lips at all times.
- AVOID QUARRELS
Do not get involved in open quarrels with anybody, be it, men or women. Shouting over arguments or quarrels is not a proper etiquette for a modern gentleman.
- ARRIVE ANYWHERE ON TIME
Always keep to time. Late coming never told a good story about anybody, and it somewhat shows disrespect to the person who has invited you for the occasion.
- PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE
Bad hygiene only goes to show lack of respect for others and it serves as a symbol of one’s lack of diligence, discipline, and self-respect.
- MASTER THE ART OF FIRST IMPRESSIONS
As they say, first impressions last longer. Whether the statement is true or not, we believe first impressions are important. Always exhume confidence by giving that firm handshake when introduced to somebody, and maintain eye contact. First impressions never hurt anybody except they were poor.
We hope this piece of advice is really helpful. Thank you for reading.