Reflective Essay On Cultural Awareness

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Critical Reflection
In this assignment, I am going to define cultural awareness and cultural intelligence, and will also discuss how they relate to each other. Cultural awareness is the foundation of communication; it involves the ability to standing back from over selves and becoming aware of cultural values, beliefs and perceptions (Brislin.2006). Being aware of own cultural includes the goals and boundaries of a cultural; it also includes religion, language and relationships. On the other hand cultural intelligence has various meanings (Brislin.2006). In one way cultural intelligence includes behaviour with different people who have different cultures. On the other hand it refers to the traits and skills of people who adjust their self …show more content…

It is important to understand others culture to live and make relationship with people. Travel is such kind of thing to visit new countries and explore others culture. From my own experience I can say that travel to other countries always let us know about others culture and language. Travel around the world and explore others culture is my dream, I have visited three counties (Australia, Dubai and Saudi Arabia). In each of these countries I have sought to understand their cultures by using my cultural self-awareness of my country …show more content…

Without cultural self-awareness we are not able to explore cultural intelligence. As I mentioned I have experience cultural shock only in Australia. I believe my cultural awareness has not made me safer extreme cultural shock. It has been my experience that cultural shock is not as extreme as most people think, it has been my cultural awareness that has buffered me against. It is important to maintain and understand the culture similarities and difference between two cultures. Everyone should respect others culture and try to understand others culture goals and norms as it is important to live with different cultural people. As every culture have its own norms, goals, experiences and

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