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The Benefits of Being Courteous

December 3rd, 2012 Healthy Living

Being courteous is one of the unspoken rules of our society, and while you may choose to use your manners because it's the right thing to do, there are numerous other benefits that being courteous yields, which can help you in all aspects of life. Here are a few of them that you may want to consider.

Business benefits

If you're dealing with a client or an associate, your good manners and willingness to show consideration will leave a good impression. Those same clients will remember you fondly, and might be more likely to return next time they're in need of a service like yours. Business relationships are also built on trust, and a customer will tend to go to someone whom they know has sound judgment and a strong moral compass. Courtesy displays all of these things by showing your consideration and ability to handle business with an air of professionalism.

Future help

One important aspect of courtesy is doing someone a favor purely out of kindness. While you should never expect anything in return, you'll know that if you ever need a helping hand, there's someone out there who may be more inclined to assist you. Furthermore, if someone helps you, by showing your gratitude through a simple gesture, whether it's verbal or written, this'll demonstrate your appreciation and that person will be more likely to help you in the future.

Friends forever

Courtesy displays your amiable personality and makes you a more pleasant person to be around. Because of this, more people will be attracted to you, which can help you forge new friendships and strengthen old ones.

Contagious well-being

If you're courteous, others are likely to pick up on it and act the same way. This can have far-reaching social effects and help sculpt a more ideal society. While you might never see the immediate benefits, you can rest easy knowing you made a positive difference.