Everyone likes being addressed by their name, as it evokes feelings of recognition, belonging and respect. But how do you refer to someone, other than by their name? By using proper pronouns.
How do you know which pronoun to use when addressing or referring to someone?
If you’re not told directly by each individual, never ass-u-me, even if you think you know.
If preferred/proper pronouns are not stated, simply ask:
What pronouns do you go by
What pronoun should I use to (properly) address you?
What pronouns do you prefer?
Most commonly used pronouns and who might use them: