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  • Cultural Differences In India's Multiple Religions

    Common greetings in India include placing the palms together in front of their chest and giving a slight bow of the head. American employees would not know how to react to this type of greeting. To receive this greeting and not return it it could be taken offensively by the Indian employee. Also men will shake hands with other men, but they never shake hands with a woman, and women should never initiate a handshake. To have a woman initiate a handshake would be offensive in their culture (Dr. Baldwin, n.d.). Special care needs to be taken in situations of greeting, whether it is a male or a female, understanding what is normal for both and what is offensive would help both groups. Many Indians do not like to say the word ‘no’ or even imply it. They will most times offer a response that they think you want to hear or will be vague deliberately. American’s would see this interaction as being dishonest or untrustworthy. With Asian Indians you have to learn to read body language, excitement or a reluctance to commit (India Guide, n.d.). This can be hard for an American employee to get used to or…

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  • Brazil Culture

    First off, when having a conversation it is important to make good eye contact with each other, and if you fail to do so it is considered impolite. Brazilians also generally greet each other with a traditional handshake, as we do here in America (H, 2015). When looking at the proxemics of Brazilians they seem to be more of a touching society when conversing or standing in lines (Jandt, 2004). If they are conversing with someone and they're trying to add emphasis they may snap their fingers to…

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  • Video Analysis: Mr. Baseball

    The narrator first points out that Americans can usually be spotted by how they are dressed. White sneakers and flip flops were mentioned as being mostly worn by Americans. He also mentioned, overly baggy pants, undershirts, and sometimes boxers exposed above the (sagging) pants. The speaker points out that kissing is not considered normal social interaction in America, but that eye contact should be maintained during a handshake. Personal space should be respected, about one arm’s length was…

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  • Administrative Assistant Interview Techniques

    position which is to show that they understand that dressing a certain way is appropriate for the job, it is what the job requires and it distinguishes them from the rest after working there if they are hired. The third top positive interview technique is to perfect the handshake. At the introduction part of the interview, it all comes down again to good first impressions so a firm handshake will show confidence. When it comes time to shake the hand of the interviewer he or she should shake…

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  • Observation Of Interpersonal Interaction

    As for kinesics, the guys who were standing had their arms crossed at times and would be nodding to the other guys who were making comments about the match. The girls were more social with their body movement by using their arms as they were talking, and even though most of them were sitting down you could tell they were moving around a lot more. The oculesics used were mostly bright eyes and smiles because it seems that they were all happy to be there and most of all, happy to see each other.…

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  • Personal Essay: What Makes A Haunted Mountain

    Justin started home when he noticed the mountain in the distance and felt the urge to visit once more. "After today, I am not going back up here," he promised riding across the field to the flat where he had left his bike on previous visits. Slipping and sliding he scurried up the steep mountainside while trying to be quiet. From time to time, he grabbed the bushes to keep from sliding backward. When he arrived at the mines, he moved the boards covering the entrance. He stepped inside, shined a…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: The Interclass Basketball Competition

    “TEN! NINE! EIGHT! SEVEN!” The sound of counting down got louder and louder as crowds started to count with the referee. It was the semi final of the interclass basketball competition of my school. My team was leading the game by one point. Knowing that there was nothing the opposite team can do, we started to have an early celebrate for entering the finals. To my surprise, our opponents started a counter attack, charging to our ring at full speed! With only less than six seconds, one of them…

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  • Fear In Tim O Brien's The Things They Carried

    Fear of Showing Weakness Fear can control how people act. It can make them put on a front, act overconfident. Opposing to these reactions, fear can also make people run away or hide. In the mid to late 1900’s during the Vietnam War, soldiers were faced with this same fear. The men did not want to appear weak to each other, their community, their family, or to anyone. In Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried he reveals stories of the Alpha Company, a United States unit of foot soldiers, that he…

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  • Diversity In Communication

    Communication The presentation from Jan representing the Canadian Refugee Association was very informative about the immense differences in cultural communication. Jan broadened the classes horizons with drills to physically implore the expectations of other cultures compared to our own. This knowledge is imperative in health psychology because if a health psychologist is wanting to assist someone of a different culture it is beneficial to form a good first impression, and culture influences are…

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  • North American Greetings Essay

    The handshake symbolizes a sign of friendship. However, in the past a handshake was just as legally binding as a verbal or written agreement. During the medieval times, when many of the men were in armor, the handshake was the preferred greeting used to show friendship. If one male extended an open hand to another this was the means of offering his friendship and the gesture would be returned. The alternative however would be a hand extended with a dagger or sword. Symbolizing peace, showing…

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