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BARRIERS TO INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION ADAPTED FROM JANDT, F.E. (2016) ANXIETY ASSUMING SIMILARITY INSTEAD OF DIFFERENCE ETHNOCENTRISM STEREOTYPES PREJUDICE RACISM
ANXIETY NEW SITUATIONS E.G. COLLEGE, NEW JOB UNCOMFORTABLE FEELINGS WHEN WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT / HOW TO BEHAVE MORE FOCUS ON THAT FEELING, SO WE ARE NOT ‘TOTALLY PRESENT IN THE COMMUNICATION TRANSACTION’ (NOISE) IF LANGUAGE IS A BARRIER, IT CAN MAKE US FEEL ANXIOUS AND LEAD TO NO OR FEW INTERACTIONS WITH PEOPLE FROM OTHER CULTURES
ASSUMING SIMILARITY INSTEAD OF DIFFERENCE DO YOUNG PEOPLE LIKE SIMILAR MUSIC? DO THEY PLAY IT IN THE SAME WAY? (IN THEIR CAR/AT HOME ALONE/WITH FRIENDS TO SING AND DANCE TO? DOES IT HAVE THE SAME MEANING FOR THEM? WHAT ABOUT FAST FOOD? WHO DO WE EAT IT WITH? DO WE TAKE OUR TIME? WHO WILL PAY IF THERE IS A GROUP? WE MAY THINK THAT ALL CULTURES DO THINGS IN A SIMILAR WAY, BUT THEN WE COULD BE CAUGHT UNAWARE OF IMPORTANT CULTURAL DIFFERENCES (SEE EXAMPLE SHOWN IN TEXT) IF WE ASSUME DIFFERENCE INSTEAD OF SIMILARITY, THAT MAY ALSO BE A BARRIER AS WE DO NOT SEE WHAT CULTURES HAVE IN COMMON IS IT BETTER TO ASSUME NOTHING, AND ASK?

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