So…..Those social skills — the manners — the “do unto others” golden rule? All of those things that are supposed to be so natural to you? Um, yeah. Well, you forget them. A lot. Which is awfully confusing. And kind of unfair.
If social rules are…well….rules…..how come so many typical people don’t actually play by them?
Of all that we’ve gleaned from studying your natural “typical” environment — the social whirlwind of lunchrooms and boardrooms, TV shows, movies, malls, magazines, family dinners, first dates, and checkout lines (ick) — through my own stumbles and scribbles in notebooks, these are the five most important-gotta-remember-them social guidelines we need YOU to practice.
And we won’t even keep them “secret.”