If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.

So you want to be a gentleman but don’t know where to start. Being a gentleman isn’t a personality quirk. It’s not something you turn on and off like a switch. It’s a lifestyle. Although it’s a reputation that’s hit the endangered species list, like my Ghostbusters sweatshirt, I’m hopeful it will make a comeback.

Being a gentleman revolves around one word: respect. It’s respect for yourself, those you care about, and those you want to care about.

Here are 12 timeless tips on how to be a gentleman that will enhance your life, both personally and professionally:

How to Be a Gentleman: 12 Timeless Tips

Featured photo credit: Gentleman standing on the platform of a train stationvia Shutterstock

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