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7 Good Manners Every Girl Should Have
« on: Jul 27, 2013, 10:43 PM »
Most girls know this is a manner that we
need to have, but it still has to be said.
Saying please when requesting
something and thank you upon receiving
anything, even if it is just an answer to a
question, is crucial to having manners.
Being from the South, manners have
been genetically instilled in me since
birth. Don’t get me wrong, all
Southerners do not have manners, but
manners are still pretty much prized as
being the ultimate quality to have,
especially for a woman, around here.
Certain manners can enhance your
relationships, help you meet people,
snag a new job you want, maintain a
good professional demeanor, help you
meet a man, make you more generous,
keep you humble, and enhance your
social skills. Read on to find my 7
favorites and do share yours with me,
pretty please!

1. Always Offer A Handshake
In the germophobic world we live in, no
one seems to want to shake hands
anymore, but offering your handshake is
one of the most important manners
every girl should have. I can’t tell you
the number of times I’ve met someone
new and they seem a little hesitant
towards me, or shy. I immediately offer
my hand out to them and tell them how
glad I am to meet them. This breaks
down a barrier between you and
strangers, and lets them know you’re
friendly. It also loosens you up and
makes it easier to meet others each
time you do it. If someone refuses to
shake your hand, don’t take it
personally. They simply might have a
germ issue, and in that case, just put
down your hand and give them a smile.
This manner is especially important on a
job interview, where I always offer a
handshake to the person interviewing
me. It suggests confidence, which is
priceless in the work field.

2. Always Say Ma’am Or Sir
I don’t care if someone is the same age
as you or not, or even if they are
younger. Anyone who is your employer,
teacher, leader, mentor, co-worker, etc.
should be called ma’am and sir out of
respect. Trust me, they’ll probably tell
you that you don’t have to call them
that, but it still implies you are kind,
respectful and courteous. Just say it and
thank me later.

3. Always Say Please And Thank You
Most girls know this is a manner that we
need to have, but it still has to be said.
Saying please when requesting
something and thank you upon receiving
anything, even if it is just an answer to a
question, is crucial to having manners.
Do this with anyone, not just someone
above you.

4. Open Doors For Others
Unless you’re on a date, it is a great
idea to open doors for other people
when out in public. Never open your
date’s door for him though, that’s his
job! Opening doors for other people
signals that you’re courteous, kind and
aware of others. It is also one of the
best hospitality gestures you can offer
others. You don’t have to be the
bellhop and hold it open for everyone;
one person will do!

5. Smile
One overlooked manner every girl
should have is to smile. Smile at
strangers, school mates, and co-workers
whenever you get the chance. A simple
smile and “Hey, how are you?” will get
you further along in developing
relationships, meeting people,
maintaining a good work relationship,
and generally make you seem happier
and easier to talk to. Plus, a smile is the
prettiest thing you could ever wear!

6. Sit Like A Lady
This might sound old fashioned, but it’s
true! When you’re out in public at an
event or on a date, cross your legs, or at
least your ankles. Don’t slouch in your
chair with your legs hanging out in front
of you, but instead, sit up straight and
maintain a good ladylike position. You
don’t need to look stiff like you’re at a
tea party, but simply sit up tall with
good posture and gently crossed legs or
ankles. This manner will help you seem
professional, feminine, graceful and

7. Don’t Curse
For the love of being a lady, stop
cursing! Unless you’re at home alone
and just broke that glass dish your mom
gave you for Christmas, of course! Then
it’s okay since you’re alone! Seriously
though, don’t make a habit of cursing,
especially around guys. They want to
date someone who is a lady, not a potty
mouth. Cursing is also a big no no on the
job. Employers don’t want their
employees having bad language or it
might influence their company’s image.
Having good manners doesn’t just
equate to wiping your mouth at the
dinner table, though that is a great
manner to practice. These simple, yet
effective manners are actions every girl
can and should take, to maintain a
ladylike, professional and classy
appearance. After all, we are girls so
let’s act like one! What is an important
manner you were taught to have?