Gentessential’s 4-Step Guide to Politeness Etiquette
1. The over doing of politeness is as rude and as disagreeable as if one isn’t being polite at all.
2. To make a lasting impression, true politeness comes in the form of sincerity, an outcome from within.
3. At its greatest, politeness should resemble water, “best when clearest, most simple and without taste”.
4. The genius in the delivery of politeness can be when it is used to cover many defects of manner, or failings of a situation or person. Paired with some light humour, politeness that isn’t recognised as such is often a true art form of conversation.