All communication is cultural – it draws on ways we have learned to speak and give nonverbal messages. We do not always communicate the same way from day to day, since factors like context, individual personality, and mood interact with variety of cultural influences we have internalised that influence our choices.
Cultural assumptions we take for granted
“ It is natural and necessary psychological behaviour for human beings to categorise people and experience.” (R. Brislin, 1993)
Be careful though not to use knowledge of cultural patterns to stereotype people. While we are influenced by our culture, we are all individual and unique and all learn new patterns throughout our lives.
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