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Egyptian Nonverbal Communication
Transcript of Egyptian Nonverbal Communication
When excited, they will use rather very big defined hand movements only to show the importance of the topic on hand
The right hand is used for talking and other uses but the left hand is for personal hygiene
Showing anger and hate in public is a sign of disgrace but joy is always welcomed in big movements, very defining movements
Movement and Posture
It is only appropriate to smile and limited contact within mixed-gender social areas
In the case of death of a loved one, they would cry and scream to express their sorrow. In a funeral, women could cry and scream, even if they do not know the deceased, to show his family that they feel their loss.
In weddings, engagements, birth and other similar events, public emotions of happiness are very welcomed.
The difference between us and them
Shaking hands: America
A very loose hand shake with kisses on the cheek for both male and female but if the woman doesn't allow the kiss, right hand on forehead: Egypt
Being invited to a house usually one doesn't bring anything. : America
It is customary to bring a gift for the Host and his family: Egypt
Eat until nothing is on our plate :America
Leaving a bit of food on plate will keep from hosts from refilling the plate: Egypt
Social class is very apparent in Egypt since it determines your access to power and position
The social class an Egyptian is born into dictates their everyday life and the opportunities they will have
Status is defined more by family background than by absolute wealth
Appearances is everything, it's how one is judged on character and class
Eye contact is very important to keep up because if you don't it is considered disrespectful, makers one a liar for they cannot keep the contact
It depends on what class one is in on how they uphold one self out in public
But for the most part they are very emotional people