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5 COMMUNICATION DIFFERENCES BETWEEN EASTERN AND WESTERN CULTURES Reblogged

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5 COMMUNICATION DIFFERENCES BETWEEN EASTERN AND WESTERN CULTURES

by Mabel Kwong

It is common for Eastern and Western cultures to communicate differently in everyday settings.

Between these two cultures, there are different patterns in speech, languages used, articulation techniques and emotional cues expressed.

Used with permission of Mabel Kwong.

At times stereotypical Eastern societies and Western societies express themselves in conflicting ways. Sometimes this can make doing business or socialising together challenging.

When I lived in Malaysia and Singapore, I got along with many of Asian background there. When I moved back to Australia, I realised people here have different mindsets and cultural values.

There’s much to be observed and learned from Eastern vs Western communication styles. That way you can understand cultural differences and minimise miscommunication, improving cross-cultural relationships.

Here are some key differences between Eastern and Western communication styles.

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    • I agree. We don’t even realize it. One of my Latina friends told me once that I was so middle America. I was insulted, but the truth is that I am middle America. I work hard to understand other’s points of view, but in the end I have to admit who I am and that there are flaws coming with that perspective from the viewpoint of other worldviews. We can’t change who we are, we have to embrace it and embrace and respect other perspectives as well.

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    • Communication is what we bloggers focus on doing. It’s great to learn something new that can help us. It is the biggest part of our blogging experience. Thanks for allowing me to share your post.

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