China Myth Podcast

When the rubber meets the road in China (S1E8)

September 08, 2021 Gene Hsu Season 6 Episode 8
China Myth Podcast
When the rubber meets the road in China (S1E8)
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China Myth Podcast
When the rubber meets the road in China (S1E8)
Sep 08, 2021 Season 6 Episode 8
Gene Hsu

How do you embrace another way of thinking when it is vastly different from your own?

ANSWER = Decode their 心态 (xīntài) and reprogram your attitude

In Chinese culture, 心态 (xīntài) goes beyond how someone thinks. It includes the state of their psyche and attitude toward how certain things make them feel based on the associated Face or Mianzi.

A person's 心态 (xīntài) is an integral aspect of their mentality, but the tipping points that trigger an adverse reaction are largely unknown to most Westerners.


China Myth Podcast episodes are also published as The Chinese Honeymoon Period short stories on Kindle Vella.
https://www.amazon.com/The-Chinese-Honeymoon-Period/dp/B09756P11G/ 


Every Tuesday, there is a YouTube Live Recap Q&A Chinese Concept Review
https://www.youtube.com/c/GeneHsu 

Show Notes

How do you embrace another way of thinking when it is vastly different from your own?

ANSWER = Decode their 心态 (xīntài) and reprogram your attitude

In Chinese culture, 心态 (xīntài) goes beyond how someone thinks. It includes the state of their psyche and attitude toward how certain things make them feel based on the associated Face or Mianzi.

A person's 心态 (xīntài) is an integral aspect of their mentality, but the tipping points that trigger an adverse reaction are largely unknown to most Westerners.


China Myth Podcast episodes are also published as The Chinese Honeymoon Period short stories on Kindle Vella.
https://www.amazon.com/The-Chinese-Honeymoon-Period/dp/B09756P11G/ 


Every Tuesday, there is a YouTube Live Recap Q&A Chinese Concept Review
https://www.youtube.com/c/GeneHsu