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These Diagrams Will Show You How Communication Patterns Differ in Various Cultures

These Diagrams Will Show You How Communication Patterns Differ in Various Cultures

As many say, “When in Rome, do as the Romans.”

Every culture has their own certain set of rules and regulations that only they can relate to. If you travel, you will find that really the whole world is different. Something what holds significance in one place does not hold significance in any other place. Amazing, but true.

As you will see when you look into this article, every country is distinct in the way they communicate. I hope it will be a treat for you to look at each of them and compare and contrast all of the ideas that are listed.

1. USA

americans-lay-their-cards-on-the-table-and-resolve-disagreements-quickly-with-one-or-both-sides-making-concessions

    2. Canada

    canadians-are-inclined-to-seek-harmony-but-are-similar-to-americans-in-their-directness

      3. UK

      people-in-the-uk-tend-to-avoid-confrontation-in-an-understated-mannered-and-humorous-style-that-can-be-either-powerful-or-inefficient

        4. Germany

        germans-rely-on-logic-but-tend-to-amass-more-evidence-and-labor-their-points-more-than-either-the-british-or-the-french

          5. France

          when-meeting-with-the-french-be-prepared-for-a-vigorous-logical-debate

            6. Italy
            italians-regard-their-languages-as-instruments-of-eloquence-and-take-a-verbose-flexible-approach-to-negotiations

              7. Spain

              like-italians-spaniards-will-pull-out-every-stop-if-need-be-to-achieve-greater-expressiveness-2

                8. Sweden

                among-the-nordic-countries-swedes-often-have-the-most-wide-ranging-discussions-2

                  9. Finland

                  finns-tend-to-value-concision

                    10. Norway
                    most-norwegians-fall-somewhere-in-between-swedes-and-finns

                      11. Switzerland

                      the-swiss-tend-to-be-straightforward-nonaggressive-negotiators-they-obtain-concessions-by-expressing-confidence-in-the-quality-and-value-of-their-goods-and-services

                        12. Hungary

                        hungarians-value-eloquence-over-logic-and-are-unafraid-to-talk-over-each-other

                          13. Bulgaria

                          bulgarians-may-take-a-circuitous-approach-to-negotiations-before-seeking-a-mutually-beneficial-resolution-which-will-often-get-screwed-up-by-bureaucracy-2

                            14. Poland

                            poles-often-have-a-communication-style-that-is-enigmatic-ranging-from-a-matter-of-fact-pragmatic-style-to-a-wordy-sentimental-romantic-approach-to-any-given-subject-3

                              15. Netherlands

                              the-dutch-are-focused-on-facts-and-figures-but-are-also-great-talkers-and-rarely-make-final-decisions-without-a-long-dutch-debate-sometimes-approaching-the-danger-zone-of-over-analysis-2

                                16. China

                                the-chinese-tend-to-be-more-direct-than-the-japanese-and-some-other-east-asians-however-meetings-are-principally-for-information-gathering-with-the-real-decisions-made-elsewhere

                                  17. Hong Kong

                                  hungarians-value-eloquence-over-logic-and-are-unafraid-to-talk-over-each-other-2

                                    18. India

                                    the-indian-english-excel-in-ambiguity-and-such-things-as-truth-and-appearances-are-often-subject-to-negotiation

                                      19. Australia

                                      australians-tend-to-have-a-loose-and-frank-conversational-style

                                        20. Singapore

                                        singaporeans-generally-take-time-to-build-a-relationship-after-which-they-can-be-shrewd-negotiators

                                          21. Korea

                                          koreans-tend-to-be-energetic-conversationalists-who-seek-to-close-deals-quickly-occasionally-stretching-the-truth

                                            22. Indonesia

                                            indonesians-tend-to-be-very-deferential-conversationalists-sometimes-to-the-point-of-ambiguity

                                              23. Israel

                                              israelis-tend-to-proceed-logically-on-most-issues-but-emotionally-on-some

                                                May you continue your efforts in grasping information to make yourself knowledgeable and well-versed all around. Until the next time, peace and love to all.

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                                                12 Things You Should Remember When Feeling Lost in Life

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                                                Even the most charismatic people you know, whether in person or celebrities of some sort, experience days where they feel lost in life and isolated from everyone else.

                                                While it’s good to know we aren’t alone in this feeling, the question still remains:

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                                                1. Recognize That It’s Okay!

                                                The truth is, there are times you need to be alone. If you’ve always been accustomed to being in contact with people, this may prove difficult.

                                                However, learning how to be alone and comfortable in your own skin will give you confidence and a sense of self reliance.

                                                We cheat ourselves out of the opportunity to become self reliant when we look for constant companionship.

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                                                2. Use Your Lost and Loneliness as a Self-Directing Guide

                                                You’ve most likely heard the expression: “You have to know where you’ve been to know where you’re going.”

                                                Loneliness also serves as a life signal to indicate you’re in search of something. It’s when we’re in the midst of solitude that answers come from true soul searching.

                                                Remember, there is more to life than what you’re feeling.

                                                3. Realize Loneliness Helps You Face the Truth

                                                Being in the constant company of others, although comforting sometimes, can often serve as a distraction when we need to face the reality of a situation.

                                                Solitude cuts straight to the chase and forces you to deal with the problem at hand. See it as a blessing that can serve as a catalyst to set things right!

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                                                No one can force a feeling upon you! It is YOU who has the ultimate say as to how you choose to react.

                                                5. Embrace the Freedom That the Feeling of Being Alone Can Offer

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