Five etiquette rules that all 'zoomers' break: get rid of these habits

Julia PeschanskayaLife
Etiquette rules

Members of the "Zoomer" generation can't imagine their lives without gadgets, social media, and the internet in general, and this significantly influences their behavior. Young people often overlook the basic rules of etiquette that should be followed in real life.

Business Insider has published tips from etiquette consultant Jane Withers to help create a good impression. "Zoomers" find it challenging to put down their phones and engage in pleasant conversations about various topics, not just social media.

Avoid using your phone at the table or during social interactions

Gadgets have become an integral part of our lives, but it's essential to limit their usage. For example, don't bring your phone to the table when dining out.

Also, refrain from using gadgets while conversing with family and friends, as it only creates distractions and an uncomfortable atmosphere.

If you're anticipating an urgent call or message, inform others in advance and apologize. Keep your phone in your purse, pocket, or on your desk with the screen facing down, and focus on your conversation with the person.

Be an attentive listener and keep the conversation flowing

Demonstrate politeness and attentiveness to your conversation partner. When dining in a café, show respect to other patrons and staff. Many people tend to forget basic etiquette rules that can disrupt the mood and atmosphere at the table.

Make eye contact

Most "zoomers" tend to avoid eye contact during conversations, but it's one of the most critical aspects of effective communication, as it shows your interest in the other person's story.

This is particularly relevant in business negotiations. Set your phone aside and listen attentively, demonstrating your focus and readiness to work diligently.

Be discreet and avoid unsolicited advice

Young people often challenge the status quo and aren't afraid to take risks. Thanks to the internet, they have access to more information and answers that aid them in their lives. However, some "zoomers" are overly confident and may try to offer unsolicited advice.

It's important to recognize personal boundaries that should not be crossed and to keep unasked-for advice to yourself. If you wish to express your opinion, do so politely and with restraint, avoiding aggressive emotions.

Express gratitude

Many individuals forget the simple act of saying "thank you," which holds great significance in today's world. For instance, if you're invited to a party or event, be sure to express your gratitude to the hosts afterward. This demonstrates good manners and leaves a positive impression. Additionally, don't forget to show appreciation in a store, café, or at home.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA published etiquette rules that can guide you in behaving appropriately in public transportation.

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