surprising etiquette rules

10 Little-Known Etiquette Rules You’re Likely Breaking

It’s not always obvious when you’re breaking etiquette
surprising etiquette rules

There are a lot of questions regarding proper etiquette. Should you shake hands or hug? What should you do with your purse at the dinner table? Is it rude to leave food on your plate at the end of the meal? And while those common questions have been answered, it’s still remarkably easy to break the rules of etiquette. Heck, we do it all the time! And that means you probably do, too. But what are the most common (and yet most obscure) ways to be rude? And how can you break those habits?

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These 10 lesser-known rules of etiquette aren’t massively rude. They’re more like small things everyone does on occasion that aren’t quite ideal.


If you approach your dinner table incorrectly or look around distractedly while in polite conversation, you’re not going to be deemed a rude person. You’ll just be more likely to wind up in an awkward moment, and nobody likes that.

Luckily, once you know these lesser-known rules of etiquette, you’re likely to never break them again! And that’s an easy way to become a more polite person. Want to get started now? Good. Read on through to see the etiquette rules you’re (probably) breaking.