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    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 show that what they're saying is important. If they're trying to show that they appreciate something they may pinch their earlobe. Here in America if we move our fingertips away from our mouth it is known as "blowing a kiss," but in Brazil it is used to say that the meal they just had was delicious (H, 2015). Brazilian family values believe that family is their "foundation," meaning that they are needed to make lives stable. Most families tend to be very large and…

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    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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    How could anyone ruin a handshake? This experience rarely happens in Hawai’i, but frequent when meeting others of different backgrounds. In The International Bank of Bob, the author, Bob Harris, quotes that, “I’m still awkward about where to put my own hand in response, so I make a joke out of it, and Hamid and I share a fun moment of goofing around (6).” There are many ways of meeting new people, such as a hand shake and a hug and kiss, but no one is expected to know which gesture to use when…

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    How could anyone ruin a handshake? This experience rarely happens in Hawai’i, but frequent when meeting others of diverse backgrounds. In The International Bank of Bob, the author, Bob Harris, quotes that, “I’m still awkward about where to put my own hand in response, so I make a joke out of it, and Hamid and I share a fun moment of goofing around (6).” There are many ways of meeting new people, such as a handshake and a hug and kiss, but no one is expected to know which gesture to use when…

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    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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    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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    How could anyone ruin a handshake? This experience rarely happens in Hawai’i, but frequent when meeting others of diverse backgrounds. In The International Bank of Bob, the author, Bob Harris, quotes that, “I’m still awkward about where to put my own hand in response, so I make a joke out of it, and Hamid and I share a fun moment of goofing around (6).” There are many ways of meeting new people, such as a handshake and a hug and kiss, but no one is expected to know which gesture to use when…

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    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.…

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    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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    The first thing I do when I meet a new person is shake their hand. There’s nothing special about that. However, when I meet a surgeon or a physician and shake their hand, I feel something different. The hands that I just touched have cured countless diseases. Those hands have saved countless lives. Those hands have changed the future of families. I want to have those hands. These are the same hands that I have used every single day of my life. They have done everything from hitting a serve on…

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