Rules—Particularist versus Universalist
Lecture no. 10 from the course: Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are
Taught by Professor David Livermore | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Travel Courses
People in North America, western Europe, and Australia tend to be universalists who believe a singular set of rules should apply to everyone regardless of circumstances. Particularists, found in many Asian societies, Latin America, and Russia, believe each situation should be handled individually. See how these dimensions play out in daily life and learn why bribes are expected when you visit particularist countries.