8 Signs You’re Actually Too Polite

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You excessively compliment other people

It’s fine to compliment other people, but don’t overdo it, especially because some individuals may not receive them in the same way that you intended.

For instance, if you want to tell someone “You look stunning and so skinny!”, think again. Even though it seems like a nice compliment, they can get it wrong especially when they aren’t happy with their body, and probably don’t want to look like that. So, they will probably understand your intention at first, but don’t say it again or every time you see them. 

In fact, if you say it frequently it may feel insincere and sarcastic. “Offer a sincere compliment on their achievements instead,” said Bonnie Tsai, etiquette expert and founder and director of Beyond Etiquette.

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