Expressiveness—Neutral versus Affective
Lecture no. 11 from the course: Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are
Taught by Professor David Livermore | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Travel Courses
In many cultures, long pauses in conversation are uncomfortable, but in Asia—which has a “neutral” expression culture—it’s a sign of respect. Consider how expressiveness is often a product of our cultural and socioeconomic origins, then examine the concept of “face” and get tips for making someone from a face-conscious country feel comfortable.