Learn Why Manners Are So Important To Become A Success In Life
We want you to be honest with us – do tell us how you form an opinion of someone that you have just met? We are sure that most of you go by first impressions, which include looks of the person, no doubt and also the personality of the individual. While the looks of the person you meet are easy enough to look at, evaluate and categorize, personality is another thing entirely. The personality of a person is defined by the expressions of the person, the body language of the person, the way a person compotes herself or himself and the way they behave. In this article, we will look at the last aspect, which is of the behavior of the person. We feel one of the main influences of the way a person behaves depends on the manners that a person has learned during the course of their life.
Manners are often mocked as being pretentious and superficial by many who believe that these are just pretentions adopted by the snooty few. However, many people think like this because they do not really understand the meaning of manners. Manners can be very simply defined as the set of rules (to put it loosely) that define acceptable behavior when in a social situation. This means manners are the simple guidelines that lets you know what is acceptable behavior and what is not.
In most instances, there is a bit of confusion around manners because they also have an element of the culture from which the person comes from. However, even when you discount the cultural element, manners are an essential tool to make a success of your life.
Here is why:
They train your mind: By knowing what is the acceptable way to behave in a certain circumstance, you can learn to train your mind. For instance, manners dictate that you need to treat people with courtesy and consideration when they visit you at your home even if you do not particularly like them. This sort of training of the mind will help you deal with difficult people in the business world and in your career.
You learn to work under stress: What if you did learn to see the flip side of negative situations in your life? Do you think that it will help? Of course it will but we are sure that you are still confused about what this has to do with good manners. Well, having a set way of behaving is ingrained in you when you are taught manners and this is something that you will find helps you postpone stress till such time that you are in a more composed manner.
Makes things civil and calm: It is a joking matter to think what if people started saying and doing what they please. The result would be a situation where people are rude and inconsiderate and there are a lot of unacceptable behavior. But if everyone exercised a modicum of good manners, we are sure that things would be civil and calm and allow for intelligent discussions.
They ensure that you are likeable: Every person who is born, wants to be liked and one of the easiest ways to do this is by being well mannered. But that is not all, your polite and considerate behavior will only be accepted and liked if you mean it. For that to happen, you have to make good manners a part of your inherent personality and behave with complete sincerity.
By now, we are sure that you too are convinced that good manners can be one of the factors to make a success out of your life – professionally and personally.