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Stereotypes in cross-cultural communication

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STEREOTYPE
A fixed idea or image that many people have of a particular type of person or thing, but which is often not true in reality.
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Question 1:
Do stereotypes really affect interpersonal communication? Why? Why not?
Stereotypes in cross-cultural communication
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
The male stereotypical role is to be the financial provider. He is also to be assertive, competitive, independent, courageous and career-focused; hold his emotions in check; and always initiate sex.
The female stereotypical role is to marry and have children. She is also to put her family's welfare before her own; be loving, compassionate, caring, nurturing, and sympathetic; and find time to be sexy and feel beautiful.
1. White people don't have rhythm.
2. African Americans are good at basketball.
3. All Asians are geniuses.
4. Hispanics don't speak English very well or at all.
5. Native Americans love to gamble.
6. All Asians know kung fu.
7. African American men are well-endowed.
8. Middle Easterners hate America.
9. All white people are racists.
10. All Hispanics are illegal aliens.
Stereotypes of Poles
Question 2:
What do Polish people think about themselves?
Yes, mostly they do.
Following stereotypes, we tend to predict other people's attitudes, outlooks, likes, dislikes, motivation and interests.
We are eager to label people without considering their individuality or originality, but paying attention to their nationalities, business areas, political or religious beliefs,
Stereotypical images can sometimes degenerate into prejudice.

1. France

2. Great Britain

3. the USA

4. Colombia

5. Turkey

6. Lithuania
a) Drunkards and thieves.

b) Most of Poles speak English quite well.

c) Alcoholics, drinking only vodka; narrow-minded; but Polish girls are beautiful.

d) Reliable people.

e) Like 30 years behind the rest of the world.

f) Really helpful and friendly.
Answers
1c
2a
3e
4b
5f
6d
Thank you for your attention!
1. We consider ourselves to be the most beautiful and self-confident nation in Europe.

2. We claim that it is very difficult for us to get drunk.

3. We don't trust our politicians.

4. Last but not least, we consider ourselves to be outstanding cooks.
The Guardian
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