This thread is created in response to a comment @DanRathbun made about culture affecting the human behavior and I want to learn more about the subject. Please contribute so that we can all learn!
More than a cultural thing, we are dealing with different personality types, which may respond differently given the same scenarios. Yes, culture has a big impact on how people behave, and what we’re willing to accept as a boundary is also influenced by it. My exposure on how to run a business/startup is mostly influenced by American culture because I spend the majority of my time listening to American Podcasts about entrepreneurship. Legally, everyone from Puerto Rico (my birthplace) is an American Citizen, but culturally we have a distinct identity and language.
We know that ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, social status, and many other factors can influence the way we react to others. Even the weather can affect our mood and judgment… Believe me, I know because I can write a book on how Hurricane Maria drove me and many others to the edge. From not having electric power or water for more than 4 months (some still don’t have to this day), and having to spend 5 hours on a line to get fuel or clean water and sometimes you didn’t get any because there was not enough for everyone. Mind you having money in the bank was not good because the only acceptable form of payment was cash and no one could go to a bank to get the money. And, communication was not working so people couldn’t confirm their loved ones were in good health. Point is my tolerance for bullshit was very low and seeing the President throwing paper towels like we were animal and tweeting insensible stupid comments had me very upset.
Don’t want to make this too long but communicating effectively without offending some people is a skill. Not being able to see the person I am writing to in this SketchUp forum makes it hard to judge their personality type. I hope that I can figure out the best practices and like always thank you DanRathbun for pointing me to a solution.
P.S. I want to explore more about this subject and read other peoples thoughts on the manner. Please contribute your two cents so we can learn…Cheers!