“Words NEVER reflect a person's underlying emotions or meaning in a high-context culture such as China. Therefore, expecting double standards without judgment is the only way to retain a positive attitude.”
A life-altering experience is one of those rare occasions a person’s core beliefs are instantly transformed, while most changes are gradual and less noticeable.
While each person’s beliefs are unique, we all have more in common with those who grew up in a similar environment around the same time in history. Our core beliefs affect our judgment, especially of another person’s actions and behavior.
Self-awareness is essential to reduce the consequences of judging others, and the more we can grasp how someone else thinks, the more we should be able to create new communication patterns with them.
Practical Definition: 想法 Xiǎngfǎ is a set of beliefs that are derived from a person’s attitude, emotions, and desire to preserve Face—-IT’S EQUIVALENT TO THEIR FAITH.
THE CHINESE HONEYMOON PERIOD highlights 10 Chinese cultural concepts that are widely misunderstood but essential for understanding HOW Chinese people think, WHY they behave the way they do, and HOW to create more positive communication patterns that lead to more constructive cooperation.
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