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Mexican American Culture Differences

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The last difference in this paper is the difference in greeting of other people in the two cultures. In Mexican culture, you greet people by shaking their hands or giving a slight bow when introduced. Mexicans greet women differently than they greet men: when greeting a woman, Mexicans generally bow and only shake hands if the lady extends hers first. American greeting style is informal with just a saying of “Hi” or a brief 3-5 second hand shake. Americans don’t have a separate greeting style for women because they believe in gender equality. When conversing Mexicans generally stand closer to the other person than most Americans do. Therefore, when conducting business with Mexican businesspeople, greet the person with a firm handshake, and
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