Lack of tactfulness
- Carelessness in the tone of voice often speaking in antagonistic tones that often offend.
- Speaking out of turn when silence would be more appropriate.
- Interrupting others who are speaking.
- Overworking the personal pronoun.
- Asking impertinent questions generally to impress others.
- Injecting intimately personal subjects into conversation where such actions are embarrassing to others.
- Going where one has not been invited.
- Making personal calls at inconvenient hours.
- Holding people on the telephone with needless conversation.
- Volunteering opinions when not requested especially on subjects where they’re not familiar.
- Openly questions the soundness of opinions of others.
- Declining requests from others in an arrogant manner.
- Speaking disparagingly of people in front of their friends.
- Rebuking people who disagree with one on any subject.
- Speaking of people’s physical inflictions in their presence.
- Correcting subordinates and associates in the presence of others.
- Complaining when requests for favors are refused.
- Presuming upon friendship and asking favors.
- Using profane or offensive language.
- Expressing dislikes too freely.
- Speaking of ills and misfortunes.
- Criticizing forms of religion.
- Over-familiarity of all occasions.
Boy, I heard this in one of the most inspiring chapters in Napoleon Hill’s book recently and I just had to share it with everyone. It’s almost certain that some of you who have read the 24 questions are suffering from at least one. This brings you awareness though.
See what’s happening, send in your questions and let’s follow up in a months time.