Most people want to be more classy. But the truth is, many of them are just putting lipstick on a pig.
Being classy comes from within, and you either are classy or you aren’t. Sure, you can work on it but not by simply dressing as a classy person.
Nine times out of ten, you need to change your behavior. You also need to change the way you talk and change many expressions you use now.
So, in this article, we’ll go through some phrases that naturally classy people use.
1) “I appreciate it”
When someone regularly uses this phrase, they have a genuinely polished way of expressing gratitude.
They love acknowledging something someone has said or done, and it’s a simple yet powerful way to express thanks.
I heard it often while I was living in Ireland, together with, “You’re a star!” and “Thanks a million!” Yes, the Irish really know how to express their genuine gratitude, and they know how to make you feel special.
Now that I don’t live there anymore, I really miss their warmth and their class.
2) “My pleasure”
“My pleasure” is a phrase that adds a touch of class to everyday interactions. It’s a more sophisticated way of saying, “You’re welcome” or “It was my pleasure to help.”
It goes above a simple acknowledgment of thanks. It conveys a sense of genuine enjoyment in assisting or contributing to someone else’s experience.
It’s a classy way to add a positive vibe to interactions, making people feel good about asking for or receiving help.
3) “I’ll make a note of that”
This is like saying, “Hey, what you just said is important, and I want to make sure I remember it.”
Using this phrase demonstrates not only attentiveness but also organizational skills. It shows that you take people’s words seriously and are proactive about keeping track of important details.
This can be particularly classy in professional settings, where attention to detail and follow-through are highly valued.
4) “I respect your perspective”
Classy people recognize that people see the world in different ways, and they’re cool with that.
They know people have different experiences, opinions, and beliefs, and they value diverse thoughts.
On the flip side, they’re not necessarily agreeing with them, but it shows they’re open-minded and willing to consider different points of view without jumping into an argument.
5) “That’s a valid point”
Recognizing the value of someone’s argument is important if you want to have engaging conversations.
You demonstrate a fair and reasonable approach to discussions, encouraging thoughtful dialogue.
You don’t dismiss ideas outright but instead appreciate the thought and effort put into expressing different perspectives.
A naturally classy person values the diversity of opinions and encourages an environment where people feel heard and respected.
6) “Let’s agree to disagree”
This is a diplomatic way to handle disagreements. When someone says, “Let’s agree to disagree,” they’re essentially proposing a friendly resolution to a disagreement.
It’s a way of accepting there are differing opinions, and instead of dwelling on the disagreement, the focus shifts to keeping a positive relationship.
This implies a mature and respectful approach to conflicts, recognizing that not everyone has to see eye-to-eye on every topic.
7) “You make a difference”
This is another phase that classy people use to express their appreciation for others. From small acts to big ones, this is something you’d like to hear, isn’t it?
And especially so if it comes from someone you respect and admire.
For instance, if my former boss said something like that to me, I’d be over the moon.
8) “I believe in your abilities”
This is like a verbal pat on the back, letting you know that they have faith in your capabilities and believe you can handle whatever challenges come your way.
This phrase is also encouraging, motivating you to embrace your strengths and pursue your goals with confidence.
A naturally classy person not only recognizes the strengths of those around them but also takes the time to vocalize that support.
It shows a genuine interest in the success of others.
9) “I’m grateful to have you in my life”
It seems that appreciation and gratitude are a recurring topic in this article. And rightfully so. Classy people know very well how to make others feel good about themselves.
And when you think about it, it is easy, isn’t it?
A couple of words can make a world of difference to someone and entirely positively upend their day.
I find this fact just so wild!
I should really take a book out of classy people’s page when it comes to this.
10) “I couldn’t agree more”
With this expression, they communicate a strong agreement with someone. It also shows their enthusiasm for shared opinions, creating a sense of unity and camaraderie.
And that’s what life should be about, right? I mean, most of us are in the same boat here. We work, try to do our best at home and out and about, and really live day to day.
If we can’t respect each other, then why should someone else, someone who’s well off and doesn’t have almost anything in common with us?
11) “I’m open to suggestions”
Although most people I interact with are open to suggestions, there are many that aren’t. They’re so set in their ways that they don’t even want to hear a different perspective.
But classy people aren’t like that. They’ll hear you out even if you probably don’t have something useful to add to the conversation.
That’s why this phrase demonstrates a willingness to consider others’ ideas. It invites collaboration and makes people feel valued for their input.
12) “It’s not a big deal”
And whereas many people love blowing things out of proportion, that’s just not their vibe.
On the other side, minimizing the importance of a situation is something classy people typically do.
With this phrase, they help keep things in perspective, preventing unnecessary stress over minor issues.
Life’s too short to worry about minor issues, isn’t it?
13) “I’ll get it done”
Taking responsibility and committing to completing a task is something we expect from a refined person. It shows reliability and a proactive approach to handling responsibilities.
And I don’t know about you, but when I picture a classy person in my mind, I think of a sophisticated and professional person I can trust and count on.
14) “I’ll take care of it”
Similar to the previous one, this phrase represents a sense of responsibility and assures others that the matter is in capable hands.
If you give them a duty, they’ll do it responsibly and reliably. If only more people were like that.
15) “I’ll handle that for you”
Just like the two expressions above, this one is also a signal of responsibility and confidence that classy people exude.
16) “I’m here if you need anything”
Let me ask you something: how often do you offer help to others in a proactive way? Do you shy away from it, or do you show a readiness to support them?
And I’m not just talking about your immediate family or friends. I’m talking about neighbors and even strangers.
The couple of classy people I do know in real life go above and beyond for others. They don’t hide behind their own responsibilities and assist people even if they’re swamped.
For many classy people, being cultivated is natural. For others, it comes with a bit of practice and with a change in mindset.
Sure, you can act classy around others, but deep down, you’ll know you’re a fraud.
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