Top 10 Social Graces and Etiquette of Indian Army Officer

Top 10 Social Graces and Etiquette of Indian Army Officer

Top 10 Social Graces and Etiquette of Indian Army Officer


The Need for Social Graces and Etiquette
1. The social aspects of service life add greatly to its colour and enjoyment.
Reception, dinners, dances, teas and other functions are held essentially the same manner as in civilian communities but the unity and community interests of service officers and their families are striking features of these events. Hence, proper observance of the social graces is expected of officers and their wives and families.

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General Behaviour
2. An officer is expected to be a gentleman. One of the first things a gentleman
does is not to offend the susceptibilities of others.
Correct Speech
3. An officer has the ability for correct, simple and dignified speech.


Conversation
4. The conversation should be reciprocal not monopolized.
Attitude towards ladies
5. An Officer possesses good manners and positive attitude towards ladies.
Rising in the presence of ladies
6. Gentlemen do not remain seated in the presence of ladies who are standing.
Punctuality in appointments with ladies
7. Ladies should never be kept waiting for an appointment.
Familiarity towards ladies
8. A gentleman avoids familiarity in association with ladies.
In a crowded public conveyance
9. A gentleman should offer his seat to adult woman and to elderly men.

Shaking Hands
10. The handshakes is executed with a firm, straight forward clasp of the hands but no strenuous squeezing.

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