Civility rules

Johns Hopkins University professor Pier Massimo Forni came up with these 25 rules.

1. Pay attention.

2. Acknowledge others.

3. Think the best.

4. Listen.

5. Be inclusive.

6. Speak kindly.

7. Don't speak ill.

8. Accept and give praise.

9. Respect even a subtle "no."

10. Respect others' opinions.

11. Mind your body.

12. Be agreeable.

13. Keep it down (and rediscover silence).

14. Respect other people's time.

15. Respect other people's space.

16. Apologize earnestly.

17. Assert yourself.

18. Avoid personal questions.

19. Care for your guests.

20. Be a considerate guest.

21. Think twice before asking for favors.

22. Refrain from idle complaints.

23. Accept and give constructive criticism.

24. Respect the environment and be gentle to animals.

25. Don't shift responsibility and blame.