051.3.1. Explain how people from different backgrounds may use and/or interpret communication methods in different ways. Backgrounds are a person’s education, experience, and social/ economics circumstances. Experiences and understanding of the world, the words we use and how we use them is influenced by your culture. In this sense, communication is very dependent on backgrounds, such as all about our origins: geographic, religion, social, economic, education, etc.
“ Identity depends as much on others as on oneself” Our identity is simply what makes us unique and differentiates us from the rest of our society. We each possess individual qualities that define ourselves from the categories of race, culture, class and religion. Although to conserve these qualities is almost impossible as we are influenced by the people around us, this concept can be highlighted in the texts of Shakespeare's ‘Othello’ , ‘The Tattooist’ by Anne Vick and the movie ‘Stand By Me’ by Rob Reiner. Each of these texts exhibit the same motif of change and confirm that the people around us sway our individual identity. Shakespeare’s Othello is a perfect example of identity development.
Our reality is not our own, but influenced by others Our reality is definitely one that is shared with and influenced by the people in our community. In other words we rely on other people and the groups we associate with to make us truly understand of our own identity as a person. To see why that is the case we need to first look at the definition of “reality” and “influence”. In this case the term “reality” refers to a person’s identity and the qualities that makes them different from others, whilst “influence” is the impact that another person or group have in shaping of a person’s reality. On the other hand however, we don’t always find that our identity is influenced by others.
Culture can be defined as that set of values and beliefs, norms and customs, and rules and codes that socially define groups of people. Cultures differ in some fundamental ways: Basic philosophical differences about religion and the nature of the universe contribute to a culture’s overall worldview. Also in terms of locus of control: Control cultures believe in an internal locus of control; they feel that people control their own destinies; "Don’t let anything stand in your way" might be a motto.
One of the reasons is because, as Samuels (1984) suggested, “physiological and psychological needs such as self-actualization, cognitive needs (such as curiosity), aesthetic needs, and expressive needs are inherent in every individual and central to human experience. Additionally, human needs are influenced by culture, not only in their formation but in how they are gratified”. However, detractors of the U&G theory,
The purpose of the following paper is to analyze, interpret and discuss individualism vs. collectivism and their significance in understanding cultural differences. Individualism vs. Collectivism In order to understand the different processes and roles that an individual goes through their life span development it is very important to understand what is the meaning of culture and how much does culture matters. Every human being reacts and behaves according to the environment in which is exposed through their life. People live in different societies and as a consequence their cultural perspective and psychological processes are different from others. From a multicultural psychological perspective individualism and collectivism are concepts that enclose essential differences in how the interactions between people and their roles in societies are build.
Culture affects how people relate with each other, tastes and preferences, habits, dreams and desires. However, in as much as culture binds people together, it also blinds us selectively. As individuals grow up, they accept certain ways of looking at the world and ways of being and thinking that can be best described as cultural myths. It is these myths that help people to comprehend their rightful place in their relationship to others, to nature, to the past and future, to power and to the nation. One of the deeply rooted myths in American culture that shapes the behavior of Americans is the myth of success.
Personality theories are hypotheses, which look at the individual and try and understand the relationship between nature and nurture which forms the person’s way of being. Most people and psychologists would agree that both nature and nurture have an affect on who we eventually become, what is less universal is where the balance falls. As we grow our innate personality (nature) interacts with our environment (nurture) to produce who we are and during this we produce our own picture of who we are and our perceived place and worth in the world. However great or small the nurturing influence is believed to have, the greatest effects that nurture has on our ‘self’ is during childhood and I shall look at the effects of various
However, the culture establishes the norms and defines how leadership has to work. A leader is the responsible to understand how to create people alignment in different cultures, and to cause damages to cultures that are not working properly, according to Shein (2004). Dickson et al. (2012) outlines that the way leaders are perceived in several cultures can be compared as culture impact in leadership. Those who do something relevant to society, whose distribution of power is hugely stratified, can be in the future imitated for other cultures.
Nature and Nurture help to make up a person, and help to determine what it means to be human. Nature or nurture, which one has major influence on our personality and development? This issue has been widely debated in our society from ancient time till now. Some people maintain that it is concluded by the characteristic people born with, whereas others are confident that it defers to the experiences people have had in the life. I also believe nurture education plays the significant role in a person’s characteristics.