Cultural and Communication Patterns

Meeting people is an honor to them when you ask how

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Meeting people is an honor to them. When you ask how someone is, you are opening a can of worms, unless the person is shy—which is uncommon. A can of worms is a term that people from my culture say which means, you are going to get a whole bunch of problems and issues. The reason why I utilized that term is because when you ask a Mexican how they are doing, they will tell you how their day went, how their family member’s day went etc. They will ask you in return how you are doing, if you just glaze over it, like my culture glazes over it, you are a rude person and that you do not wish to socialize with the other person. Meanwhile in the united states, if you don’t glaze over and start telling a random stranger how you are doing when you are asked, they will think you are crazy and have many issues. Enough of the interposal verbal communication, what about the non- verbal communication? Well for starts what Latinos don’t talk with their hands? It is not just a cultural thing but a racial thing. Hispanics talk with
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