Why are etiquette and manners so important ?

Shreya Dwivedi
Assistant Professor Journalism and Mass Communication
Faculty of Arts and Humanities

The fable of Goldilocks and the Three Bears comes to mind; are youfamiliar with it? Goldilocks, a little girl, sneaks into the bears’ home whenthey’re out. She then tries their oatmeal, sits in their chairs, and sleeps intheir bed. When they return, they are disgusted to find that she has usedtheir bed, chairs, and food. When Goldilocks uses or breaks someoneelse’s belongings without permission, she falls into trouble. Stories like this are commonly used to teach children proper etiquette. However, have you ever pondered the means through which individualsarrive at their own conclusions on what constitutes polite behavior?
Proper etiquette instructs us on how to act in social situations, suchas
maintaining eye contact, speaking nicely, and listening carefully. Keep reading to find out what sets good manners apart fromproper
protocol. Answering the Question, “What Are Etiquette and Manners?” Etiquette and manners are two aspects of social interaction that are
crucial. Both ideas are related to studying and predicting human behavior. However, the two are fundamentally distinct from one another. Etiquette is a social norm and collection of norms that encourages
constructive interactions between people. Meanwhile, manners are
actions that reveal one’s character. Etiquette, on the contrary side, variesas social mores shift, whereas manners are more or less constant fromoneculture to the next. Good manners need a framework, and that’s exactly what etiquette offers. Observing correct etiquette is a sign of a well-mannered person. Wheninteracting with others, etiquette might specify how you should behave. This may include making a formal introduction and shaking a stranger’shand, as is customary in some cultures. However, not all cultures valuethe extended handshake. Having good manners means you’ll appreciateothers for their help when they provide it to you and never cut themoff inthe middle of a sentence. These polite behaviors are expected everywhere.
Following Proper Protocol
Etiquette seems to be more challenging to master than basic politeness. The former is harder and needs more work on your part. Furthermore, etiquette varies with cultural standards and practices. There is a
distinction between the manners expected of you at a formal dinner andthose at a work celebration. Here are some suggestions for improving your manners andetiquette:Watch Your Tone
Pay close attention to how you come across people. Maintain eye contact, smile, and use communication to make your audience feel important. Express your appreciation by using the words “please” and “thank you.”Don’t shout across the room when you’re having a conversation. Have Mutual Courtesy and Deference
Even when we desire to be regarded with respect, we must showrespect
to others. Someone could have a terrible day and act harshly towards youas a result. You still need to reply with poise and dignity despite this. Inorder to network and cooperate with others, it is essential to maintainahigh level of courtesy and decorum. Please be respectful to others by dressing appropriately. Whether you’re heading to the workplace for the day or a business retreat, you’ll need to dress appropriately for the occasion. Putting in the effort todress appropriately demonstrates that you value presentation. If youarebeing invited to a wedding, you should probably dress in a more
conventional manner than you would if you were going to a business
interview. In order to fit in with society, it is critical that you dress
appropriately. Don’t Be Late
The punctuality of a polite individual is guaranteed. Showing up ontimereflects not simply punctuality, but also respect for other people’s
schedules. If you have a meeting with a really important customer, for
instance, you should try to be there a little early, just in case. Duringyour
await, you can do anything from getting ready for the meeting to simplychilling out. You’ll reduce the odds of making a poor first impressionbyshowing up late. Don’t close your mind off
People of all stripes and walks of life will cross your path at some point
in your life. Some people will disagree with what you say or provide. Disagreements are inevitable, and they can lead to tense situations. Youmay, for instance, be tasked with cooperating with members of manyteams, each of which may have their own unique approach to their work. Maintaining a pleasant and peaceful workplace depends on employees
who are willing to be adaptable in the face of disagreements. The Value of Good Manners
Good manners and decorum are fundamental to our ability to cohabit
peacefully. When people learn to act in a socially responsible manner, society improves. Examining the upsides of politeness and proper
behavior, we find


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