The characteristics of a gentleman cannot always be quantified in a simple list, but it helps. This guide gives you just a few ways to be a better gentleman on a daily basis and show the world we still exist.
1. Always watch what you say
Only a child or a fool misuses the power of his tongue. Words have the ability to build up or tear down. And once said, they can never be taken back. A gentleman chooses wisely.
2. Be a contributing member of society/Give without expecting anything in return
Be the first to say hello to a stranger passing you on the street. Give something back to someone less fortunate than you whether that be time or money.
3. Speak up and make eye contact
Shifty eyes and a mumble of a low voice would put even the most trusting man on the edge. Speaking up while looking into the other person’s eyes shows courage and respect.
4. Smile and make someone’s day with a well-timed compliment
This should probably be number in our list of characteristics of a gentleman. My dad used to tell me to smile even when I didn’t feel like it. I hated it until I understood the reason. When you genuinely smile at someone, you remove the barrier of unfamiliarity. It makes you a welcoming presence and that, alongside a well-timed compliment like “Nice shoes”, will make half the world fall in love with you.