5 COMMUNICATION DIFFERENCES BETWEEN EASTERN AND WESTERN CULTURES Reblogged

Hi friends, I read this post a couple of days ago and wanted to keep it handy for reference purposes and to share it with you in case you don’t know Mabel Kwong.

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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19 responses to “5 COMMUNICATION DIFFERENCES BETWEEN EASTERN AND WESTERN CULTURES Reblogged”

  1. Jim Borden Avatar

    thanks for sharing that interesting comparison. we lived in Singapore for a few months last year, and we noticed some of these differences…

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Wow, I smell some new posts brewing! I bet you have tons of pictures. 🙂

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      1. Jim Borden Avatar

        we did take a good number of pictures, but I’m not sure if my memory is good enough to write a story about Singapore at this point. I did write some posts while we were there. It is a beautiful country…

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          That’s where Google helps out a bit, Jim. You remember the emotions when you look at the pictures. Google remembers the details of the place.

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          1. Jim Borden Avatar

            that’s a good way of thinking of it, thanks!

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            Take it from someone who USED to have a good memory! 🙂

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          3. Jim Borden Avatar

            same here… 🙂

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          4. Marsha Avatar

            Sad, isn’t it?

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          5. Jim Borden Avatar

            what were we talking about? 🙂

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          6. Marsha Avatar

            LOL, you are too funny, Jim. 🙂

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  2. Mabel Kwong Avatar

    Thank you so much for sharing, Marsha 😊 There is a lot to learn about from communicating with each other, and always room for learning 😊

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      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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      1. Mabel Kwong Avatar

        That is so true, learning from each other is a great thing about being in the blogging community. Glad to have connected, Marsha.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          It is and it broadens us because we might not ordinarily seek out the information our friend’s write about. So we are constantly learning.

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  3. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    Hey Marsha

    congrats on 1,000 followers!
    That’s fascinating how many differences there are!~ 💖

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks. That’s up from about 500 in June or July when I started back blogging. 🙂

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      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        You’re welcome! Thats awesome!! 💖💖👏👏👏

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  4. Chel Owens Avatar

    Interesting. I do feel we’re rather pushy and loud in American culture. We don’t seem to think.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      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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