Emery
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Is it rude to not ask for a reason first when receiving a gift (chocolate) from a colleague?
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The only instance I would say "you didn't ask why" as a giver is if it's a fun reason they might not know. I would do it with a smile and the answer would be something small the receiver had probably ...

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Is it socially acceptable to dismiss a compliment?
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Another way to accept the compliment and note that you aspire to do better (I think part of what's important to you is setting high standards) is to say, Thanks, I learned a lot from this project--...

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How do I improve the quality and smoothness of my reactions in social interactions, without having actual conversations?
4 votes

Casual conversation is less precise and economical, I used to be quite bad at it. My wife tells so many stories and jokes, so over time I've become more practised. It helps me to think of it more like ...

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Correcting non-native speakers’ language
1 votes

If you can remember, when they get to the end of their story you can say quietly, "orange is pronounced this way." You might not catch all of their things, but it would certainly help with flow. Plus ...

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When having two visitors over, how to communicate a desire to spend more one-on-one time with only one of them?
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Another option is to plan to do one of those activities that both you and Steve enjoy. Either Bob decides to join in, learns a bit while still letting you and Steve share your 'in-talk', and might ...

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