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11 Polite Habits Most People Secretly Dislike

Reader's Digest Logo By Meghan Jones of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 12: When it comes to etiquette, it can be easy to make mistakes—and, oftentimes, no one can blame you. For instance, these etiquette rules have changed in the past decade alone. And sometimes, the behaviors that you think are polite, and make an effort to do, could actually be backfiring. For many of these, the issue arises because you know the opposite behavior is impolite, and then end up over-correcting. It's just a matter of finding the middle ground, and Lisa Grotts, etiquette expert and Golden Rules Gal, can help you do just that. If you're "guilty" of any of these prickly politeness faux pas, you should also know the signs you're actually too polite.

Etiquette errors

When it comes to etiquette, it can be easy to make mistakes—and, oftentimes, no one can blame you. For instance, these etiquette rules have changed in the past decade alone. And sometimes, the behaviors that you think are polite, and make an effort to do, could actually be backfiring. For many of these, the issue arises because you know the opposite behavior is impolite, and then end up over-correcting. It's just a matter of finding the middle ground, and Lisa Grotts, etiquette expert and Golden Rules Gal, can help you do just that. If you're "guilty" of any of these prickly politeness faux pas, you should also know the signs you're actually too polite.

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