People are highly individualized, somewhat alienated, and fragmented, and there is relatively little involvement with others. (Ex: "I'm Hot" on coffee cups)
High Context Cultures
Information is gleaned from the environment, the context, the situation, and from nonverbal cues.
Members tune in to and utilize context, and expect others to be perceptive of contextual cues
Tend to be more high context (in any culture)
Personal relationships with much history
High Context examples
China, Japan, South Korea, Native Americans, Mexican Americans, Latinos.
High-context culture is one in which... (Hall)
People are deeply involved with each other. As a result of intimate relationships among people, a structure of social hierarchy exists, individual inner feelings are kept under strong self-control, and information is widely shared through simple messages with deep meaning.
High and low context is a _________
All cultures rely on context to some degree!
Using High context communication style does NOT mean that you necessarily use
Cultural Variables are mediated by
Although people are influenced by their culture, their norms, etc, their personal factors (personality, etc) can override those factors.
Hall's high/low context is at the _______ level
Communication/ behavior level (although influenced by the stuff down deeper)
High Context communication may...
Refer to status more
Take more care in dress "properly"
Compliment or scold without speaking
How to adapt
Learn as much as you can about culture.
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