8 Signs You’re Actually Too Polite

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You always give long answers

People who are too polite tend to give long answers to basic questions and it can be really overwhelming sometimes, especially for people who want to know a piece of simple information and nothing more. If you are at work and someone asks you something about a task or anything else, try to simplify your answer so that they can remember what you said. 

“Keep your answers short and to the point, they’ll ask to follow up questions if they need more information,” said Maryanne Parker, a business and social etiquette consultant in San Diego, author of Posh Overnight, and founder of Manor of Manners. 

On the other hand, giving one-word answers can be considered rude. “Answering just ‘yes’ or ‘no’ can feel curt and dismissive,” said Parker.

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