Manners Monday: Politics and Etiquette 7 Tips on how to talk Politics when the conversation get’s political

Manners Monday: Politics and Etiquette 7 Tips on how to talk Politics when the conversation get’s political

Politics is one of those topics that is off limits along with religion, money and sex.  But, with the election just a few weeks away, emotions are running high and there is no escaping the topic. In this week’s Manners Monday video we discuss “7 thing ways to mind your manners when there is no escaping the political conversation.”

*Weddings and holidays are risky settings for such potentially divisive conversations, especially among family members who might not be so shy about tempering their opinions.

These are memorable events, and the memories should be good ones. Charged political conversations or comments should also be avoided when meeting new people or speaking briefly.

The results. Election day will inevitably arrive, bringing decisive outcomes (hopefully). Elation in victory and dismay in defeat are normal; how we choose to display those emotions is important.

Celebrate or commiserate when with like-minded friends and colleagues, but in less certain company — this goes double at work — be sensitive of others’ emotions and be discreet with your own.

*taken from Reuters

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