What is politeness?

Yuri Belousikov
Yuri Belousikov
December 19, 2014
What is politeness?

In this article we will talk about what is politeness, as well as how it manifests itself in various life situations. Being polite in modern society is very important to be able to put yourself well and not to lose face.

Politeness in theory and in practice

The term "politeness" means any means of expression (words and actions) that show respect between people of different classes and ages, as well as in different situations. According to the dictionary, “politeness” is the upbringing, compliance by a person with the propriety set in a given society, and also courtesy. Well, now a few words about how politeness manifests itself.

  • The person who in various situations does not forget about simple words - “thank you”, “thank you”, “please” - reveals politeness towards other people.
  • If in a family relationship between spouses with a child do not speak harsh, obscene words, as well as parents encourage, thank children for any services - this instills politeness in children.
  • Relations between states are called international, and if politicians show respect for the interlocutor when communicating, this is diplomatic politeness. An example of such politeness: the release of politicians from screening baggage at the border control.
  • If a person in any team treats respectfully not only to the elders, but also to the younger ones, this means that in this way he expresses politeness.

Politeness will help you in various life situations, and most importantly - start working on yourself, learn to respect the older and younger, be able to not interrupt and listen carefully to the interlocutor. A polite person is able to find a way out of difficult situations, to be freed from rudeness and rudeness, as well as to "control himself" even in times of stress.