In our modern society, the importance of social interaction has become ever more important than before. Not only is it important to mind your Ps and Qs well in case of official meetings, but it is also important if you want to have a decent social circle.
If you want a good circle of friends and also attract dates, more than looks, what you need is a magnetic personality. And part of your personality are the various rules of social etiquette that you follow in routine interactions. Once you develop the right level of social charm, you will automatically find a lot of people expressing interest in you.
The most important rule is to smile. It is said that a smile is the key that opens many locks. It is indeed very true. When we smile, we put the other person at ease. A warm smile can be said to be the most important ingredient of a refined personality. Whenever you smile on meeting someone, you communicate that you are happy to see him/her. And that is what does the trick.
Another greatly ignored rule is of eye contact. It is said that 70% of interpersonal communication happens non-verbally. And eyes are the most important part of that non-verbal communication. Whenever you talk to someone, you want to see the person eye to eye. Not maintaining eye contact can mean either that you are not interested or that you are under-confident. Both views are harmful. Not maintaining eye contact can mean losing out on a business deal or even a precious date.
With the changing times, handshakes have become even more a part of social interaction, and it even applies to women. Most modern women appreciate the handshake as a way to greet. The way you shake hands speaks volume about your personality and attitude. So be very careful about how you go about it. A handshake must be firm, but yet friendly. There are some people who make their handshakes so firm that they border on the point of being aggressive. This must be avoided. But also don’t hand over a “dead fish”. Maintain a balance.
Now if I talk about remembering names, you may label me as old fashioned. But believe me; this old rule is still valid. A name is very precious for any person. And by remembering the name, you can make the other person feel important. And that is the golden rule for social success.
While this list of tips is not exhaustive, I can assure you that if you follow them sincerely, you can make a big difference in your level of interpersonal success.