• Does anyone have a hard time making friends? And talking to people in general?

    Best answer: Given the impact this is having on your day to day life, be open to seeking out one person who are comfortable with and with whom you have something in common. Consider joining a local community group where you can meet people your own age or take up a hobby/activity, where you can meet like-minded people. You are not responsible for... show more
    Best answer: Given the impact this is having on your day to day life, be open to seeking out one person who are comfortable with and with whom you have something in common. Consider joining a local community group where you can meet people your own age or take up a hobby/activity, where you can meet like-minded people. You are not responsible for other people not being comfortable with your quiet nature and if you are open to new experiences, there are many quiet people who function well in social settings.
    8 answers · Etiquette · 1 day ago
  • Is my coworker nosy?

    Best answer: If you feel your co-worker is crossing a professional boundary, have a conversation with him, with a third party present (ideally your Manager) and assertively explain what you are observing about this behavior. Emphasize how you spend your weekends is none of his business and there is no obligation for you to share with him, ask him to... show more
    Best answer: If you feel your co-worker is crossing a professional boundary, have a conversation with him, with a third party present (ideally your Manager) and assertively explain what you are observing about this behavior. Emphasize how you spend your weekends is none of his business and there is no obligation for you to share with him, ask him to clarify why he follows you into the printing room and kitchen, and ask that he respect your personal space. And remember, you are not responsible for how he might respond/react.
    9 answers · Etiquette · 5 days ago
  • Is considered normal in USA to believe it's okay to film foreigner just because the person laughed over it?

    Best answer: This type of behavior is not specific to any one nation or culture. Rather, this is personal choice and your friend is assuming because you laugh, you are accepting of what is being done to you. If the situation was reversed, do you feel your friend would accept this happening to him?
    Best answer: This type of behavior is not specific to any one nation or culture. Rather, this is personal choice and your friend is assuming because you laugh, you are accepting of what is being done to you. If the situation was reversed, do you feel your friend would accept this happening to him?
    5 answers · Etiquette · 1 week ago
  • Was this an insult?

    Best answer: Ultimately, if you were happy with the photographs uploaded, someone else's opinion need not influence how you feel towards yourself. Remember, photographs are subjective, so best not to expect or assume everyone will see a photograph in the same way that you do. Only you can know how this comment impacted on you, so if you feel it... show more
    Best answer: Ultimately, if you were happy with the photographs uploaded, someone else's opinion need not influence how you feel towards yourself. Remember, photographs are subjective, so best not to expect or assume everyone will see a photograph in the same way that you do. Only you can know how this comment impacted on you, so if you feel it necessary, have a conversation with your colleague and get clarification as to what his intention was behind the comment.
    7 answers · Etiquette · 6 days ago
  • Roommate blasts TV late at night every night, what should I do?

    Best answer: Emphasize the need for compromise when it comes to sharing accommodation. Suggest to your roommate she use headphones so you can sleep and she can enjoy her television viewing. Also mention the common place areas are equal responsibility in terms of sharing the housekeeping duties. You can be assertive and firm, without being... show more
    Best answer: Emphasize the need for compromise when it comes to sharing accommodation. Suggest to your roommate she use headphones so you can sleep and she can enjoy her television viewing. Also mention the common place areas are equal responsibility in terms of sharing the housekeeping duties. You can be assertive and firm, without being aggressive and abrupt.
    4 answers · Etiquette · 1 week ago
  • How to tell my boss nicely that I need to work less hours???

    Best answer: Have a private conversation with the Department Director, and tell him about your mental and physical health. Explain how the longer hours and one particular supervisor are impacting on your overall wellbeing, and you need to a) cut back to 32 hours and b) you need to work under another supervisor. As an employee, you have the right to... show more
    Best answer: Have a private conversation with the Department Director, and tell him about your mental and physical health. Explain how the longer hours and one particular supervisor are impacting on your overall wellbeing, and you need to a) cut back to 32 hours and b) you need to work under another supervisor. As an employee, you have the right to a comfortable, non-hostile and emotionally safe workplace.
    5 answers · Etiquette · 4 weeks ago
  • I am socially stunted. How do I apologize when I can't make it to something so the person is still open to asking me over later?

    Best answer: Ensure the apology is sincere and reiterate that you would like to catch up again at another time. However, when that next time presents itself, be available and go with an open mind. Ultimately, many people will become frustrated if you continue to be a no show and some will decide to stop inviting you all together. show more
    Best answer: Ensure the apology is sincere and reiterate that you would like to catch up again at another time. However, when that next time presents itself, be available and go with an open mind. Ultimately, many people will become frustrated if you continue to be a no show and some will decide to stop inviting you all together.
    3 answers · Etiquette · 2 weeks ago
  • Is pink a “momsy” or oudated color? Or does it depend?

    Best answer: There are many shades of pink, and ultimately this all comes down to personal choice. A light shade of pink is a popular choice for bridesmaid and bright bubble gum pink can be seen in nightclubs. Many women currently have different shades of pink hair and they would not be considered, to use your word, 'momsy'. Color... show more
    Best answer: There are many shades of pink, and ultimately this all comes down to personal choice. A light shade of pink is a popular choice for bridesmaid and bright bubble gum pink can be seen in nightclubs. Many women currently have different shades of pink hair and they would not be considered, to use your word, 'momsy'. Color perception is subjective.
    7 answers · Etiquette · 2 weeks ago
  • Are sales jobs always this competitive?

    Best answer: Sales, by their nature, can become competitive as individuals want to stand out, make the sales and create a solid, professional reputation for themselves. That your job is commission-based deriving from sales, is going to add to the competitive environment in your workplace. Ultimately, some people simply do not have the stomach for... show more
    Best answer: Sales, by their nature, can become competitive as individuals want to stand out, make the sales and create a solid, professional reputation for themselves. That your job is commission-based deriving from sales, is going to add to the competitive environment in your workplace. Ultimately, some people simply do not have the stomach for competitive sales so be honest with yourself and decide if this is right for you.
    5 answers · Etiquette · 2 weeks ago
  • Why does Ebay show ADS like this?

    Best answer: eBay, like many websites, endeavor to bring your attention to what they see as important causes but you also need to be cautious, because some of these advertisements have been been deemed as bogus (think photoshopping). You can set up your eBay account to stop the ads from coming your way and if necessary, follow up directly with eBay... show more
    Best answer: eBay, like many websites, endeavor to bring your attention to what they see as important causes but you also need to be cautious, because some of these advertisements have been been deemed as bogus (think photoshopping). You can set up your eBay account to stop the ads from coming your way and if necessary, follow up directly with eBay and file a complaint about their marketing strategies.
    7 answers · Etiquette · 2 weeks ago
  • Why do people want my contact?

    Best answer: Best you can do is go directly to the source. If people are now behaving differently towards you, only they know why. It is possible they may now seek out your help because they perceive you as focused and dedicated to your study, and want you to help them on some level. Ultimately, you are not obliged to connect with these people if... show more
    Best answer: Best you can do is go directly to the source. If people are now behaving differently towards you, only they know why. It is possible they may now seek out your help because they perceive you as focused and dedicated to your study, and want you to help them on some level. Ultimately, you are not obliged to connect with these people if doing so makes no sense to you.
    1 answer · Etiquette · 2 weeks ago
  • I am really wondering, what am I doing wrong?

    Best answer: Why are you automatically assuming you are doing something 'wrong'? People respond/react in many different ways and you are not responsible for someone else's choice. Only you can know who you like and who you might want to flirt with or date, so be open to making the first move. Be assertive, not aggressive, and do what... show more
    Best answer: Why are you automatically assuming you are doing something 'wrong'? People respond/react in many different ways and you are not responsible for someone else's choice. Only you can know who you like and who you might want to flirt with or date, so be open to making the first move. Be assertive, not aggressive, and do what is right for you.
    4 answers · Singles & Dating · 2 weeks ago
  • What does it mean if a man looks down at my chest and looks back up to check my reaction?

    Best answer: There is no meaning here beyond the dude simply wanted to see your reaction to his behavior.
    Best answer: There is no meaning here beyond the dude simply wanted to see your reaction to his behavior.
    2 answers · Etiquette · 2 weeks ago
  • Why would a man look at my chest even though I wore a v-neck but covered up?

    Best answer: Human behavior is subjective and there could be many reasons for what has happened. Perhaps this man was attracted to your chest area, perhaps he was fantasizing about what was underneath your clothing and perhaps he was thinking about something completely unrelated to you. If you want to know, go straight to the source. show more
    Best answer: Human behavior is subjective and there could be many reasons for what has happened. Perhaps this man was attracted to your chest area, perhaps he was fantasizing about what was underneath your clothing and perhaps he was thinking about something completely unrelated to you. If you want to know, go straight to the source.
    2 answers · Etiquette · 2 weeks ago
  • Why is it so difficult as an introvert to communicate with another introvert?

    Best answer: Introverts generally tend to be quiet by nature and depending on their social setting, they may find it difficult or uncomfortable to engage in conversation with anyone, regardless of that person's disposition.
    Best answer: Introverts generally tend to be quiet by nature and depending on their social setting, they may find it difficult or uncomfortable to engage in conversation with anyone, regardless of that person's disposition.
    1 answer · Etiquette · 2 weeks ago
  • Why is it that I like old things but I am 19?

    Best answer: We each have our own personal preferences and likes, and they make us who we are and how we navigate the world around us. You not sharing the same likes as your friends does not make you less than or wrong or weird or inferior in some way, you are being an individual so allow yourself to fully embrace you and like yourself. Your friends... show more
    Best answer: We each have our own personal preferences and likes, and they make us who we are and how we navigate the world around us. You not sharing the same likes as your friends does not make you less than or wrong or weird or inferior in some way, you are being an individual so allow yourself to fully embrace you and like yourself. Your friends making fun of you says more about their character, and suggests they are choosing not to accept you. Remember, people often judge and criticize those they do not understand, but this does not negate your choices. Enjoy your music and your books and your butterscotch, enjoy being you.
    6 answers · Mental Health · 1 month ago
  • When a guy friend tells u you are cheating on him- is he being controlling?

    Best answer: What is the context of this accusation? Is he referring to you talking to someone in a platonic nature or something more of a sexual/physical attraction nature? Some friends do want to be the main person in another person's life and so they can display anger, sadness and/or jealousy if 'their' friends talks to other people.... show more
    Best answer: What is the context of this accusation? Is he referring to you talking to someone in a platonic nature or something more of a sexual/physical attraction nature? Some friends do want to be the main person in another person's life and so they can display anger, sadness and/or jealousy if 'their' friends talks to other people. This can come across as being controlling, simply because they want you all to themselves, and they see anyone else as interfering with the friendship. If you feel your friend has crossed into your personal space, have a conversation with him and reset the boundaries between you. If necessary, suggest that your friend take a step back and respect the dynamic between you. You choosing to speak to people is totally valid for you and you are not responsible for how this friend may respond/react to your choice.
    4 answers · Etiquette · 2 weeks ago
  • How should I respond to my boss when she asks me questions I simply cannot know the answer to?

    Best answer: If you do not know the answer, state this simply and professionally. Along the lines of 'I do not assume to know what someone else thinks/feels.'
    Best answer: If you do not know the answer, state this simply and professionally. Along the lines of 'I do not assume to know what someone else thinks/feels.'
    5 answers · Etiquette · 3 weeks ago
  • My coworkers breath is really bad?

    Best answer: Go back to your Manager and emphasize the need for what you acknowledge as an uncomfortable conversation. If this proves to be unsuccessful, go above your Manager and speak to someone else and if necessary, also go to your HR Department and explain the situation. Depending on your own comfort level, you could have a private... show more
    Best answer: Go back to your Manager and emphasize the need for what you acknowledge as an uncomfortable conversation. If this proves to be unsuccessful, go above your Manager and speak to someone else and if necessary, also go to your HR Department and explain the situation. Depending on your own comfort level, you could have a private conversation with your co-worker and gently, not accusingly, let her know about the breath and the odorous clothes. Let it be known your intention is not to cause her any hurt or offence, but rather you are coming from a place of wanting to help. Offer your support and be open to what she may tell you. Perhaps your co-worker is truly unaware of her situation or perhaps she is embarrassed, or perhaps she has tried a variety of solutions without success.
    8 answers · Etiquette · 3 weeks ago
  • Psychology : What would you do if your boyfriend did this?

    Best answer: Only your boyfriend knows his intention behind helping his roommate's girlfriend so best you can do is go directly to the source and get clarification. Also, check in with yourself and identify if you are coming from a place of frustration (for not being told by your boyfriend about the cables) or a place of insecurity/jealousy (as... show more
    Best answer: Only your boyfriend knows his intention behind helping his roommate's girlfriend so best you can do is go directly to the source and get clarification. Also, check in with yourself and identify if you are coming from a place of frustration (for not being told by your boyfriend about the cables) or a place of insecurity/jealousy (as your boyfriend was helping another female). At the very least ask your boyfriend or the woman to return your cables as soon as possible. To help your boyfriend understand your perspective, ask him how he would feel if the situation was reversed. How would he respond if you took something belonging to him, without asking, and then left those items with someone else.
    4 answers · Etiquette · 3 weeks ago