Improving Intercultural Communication (Prepare Yourself (You have to…
Improving Intercultural Communication
You have to prepare yourself if you wan to go on vacation or a business trip to a foreign country.
You can search the culture of the foreign country online and scan magazines and websites.
Reduce your Ethnocentrism
Ethnocentrism is to see other and their behaviors through your own cultural filters.
You think that you culture and values are superior to others.
Confront Your Stereotypes
Stereotype is a fixed impression of a group of people.
Stereotyping can lead you to ignoring the unique characteristics of an individual.
Mindfulness is a state of mental awareness.
Mindlessness is a lack of conscious awareness of your thinking or communicating.
When assume similarities and ignore differences, you'll fail to notice important distinctions.
Meanings exists not in word but in people.
Adjust Your Communication
Understand the system of signals from other people
Ways to talk appropriately to disabled people
Recognize Culture Shock
It is when you encounter a culture different from your own.
For example, moving away to college.