This score indicates my natural ability to see things

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This score indicates my natural ability to see things from the perspective of others; in this case, foreigners and different cultures. This is rather simple and logical, as a foreigner, I have a natural ability to understand what other foreigners feel as they meet Americans or visit our country. Similarly, my tolerance for ambiguity is also at full competence.For the same reasons as I just mentioned, coming from a different country and having family who still live abroad, I am comfortable with handling cultural differences. I enjoy and celebrate our differences more often than viewing them as challenges. Part IIFor this portion of my assessment, I have chosen to review critical incidents 2, X and XX. Critical incident two reads: Jane entered her classroom after the morning coffee break andsaw a group of students looking at photos. A young woman in hertwenties was showing the photos. The photos were of a three-month-old infant. The teacher commented that the baby was verycute. Then the teacher noticed that the baby was in a coffin and,after a pause, commented that the baby had died. The woman saidyes, and then the teacher asked her a few more questions about thechild. The teacher was surprised. This group of students had beentogether for only two weeks. Later, the word “undertaker” cameup as a vocabulary word in the same class. When the teacherexplained the meaning, the student went on to describe in detailthe process of preparing her baby’s body for burial. The teacherwondered if she should talk to the student privately to explain thatsome people might be uncomfortable with this topic. The teachercertainly was!
The topic of death and the comfort in speaking about the dead and dying can vary tremendously amongst culture. I feel this can be captured under Hofstede’s Uncertainty Avoidance dimension. This dimension speaks of our comfort as a society to accept the unknown, the uncertainty of our future; death can be considered an unknown for most of us and for certain, a future for all. In

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