Etiquette tips


  • Don’t post a glamour, vintage or retouched photo on Facebook; your narcissism will be nakedly obvious
  • Don’t post minute-by-minute updates on your relationship status. – a “single” update could be a sledgehammer blow to any rapprochement


  • Avoid sitting on emails always send a prompt reply, even if it is just a promise of a fuller reply later
  • Avoid sarcasm and subtle humour unless you know that the reader will get it


Punctuality is important. Being up to 15 minutes late should not be a problem, but more than half an hour late may look rude.

In Conversation

Use the 80-20 rule: Speak for 20 per cent of the time and listen for the other 80 per cent.