So, how did you do on our rudeness quiz? Here's what communications expert Laurie Puhn says:
If you answered yes to none or only one of the questions:
--You're a gem! You know that you're not alone in the world. You don't offend or interfere with other people's space or time. If everyone were as considerate and respectful as you are, the world would be a better place.
If you answered yes to two or three of our questions:
---You've got situational rudeness. It all depends on the time and place for you, doesn't it? But why should time and place matter anyway? Your words and actions reveal your character no matter where you are. The more respectful of others, the kinder people will be toward you.
If you answered yes to 4 or 5 of the questions:
--It's time someone told you, you're rude! Your communication blunders turn people off as you leave behind a trail of stress and conflict for you and others. From now on, assume a hidden camera is following you through your day. Would you still act the same way?