A key characteristic of a polite, well-mannered person is that they are typically found with a smile most of the time and project a positive attitude in virtually all circumstances.
Feeling joyful is quite often, a choice, and studies have shown that polite people are typically joy-filled people. Those who focus more on the positive side of situations tend to surf through challenges with greater ease. Most polite people make a conscious choice to be happy and to smile more often than smirk or frown.
When sad, frustrating or hurtful situations present themselves, polite and joy-filled people take time to process the appropriate feelings and then choose to step forward toward focusing on the bright side, for even the most dire circumstances present a positive consequence that begs to be discovered.
Jacquelyn Flesner is a Certified Etiquette Trainer and Founder of The Etiquette Network. Please visit our website for more information about our programs! www.TheEtiquetteNetwork.com