No matter where we are, place plays a big role in life. From our food, to holidays, to particular lifestyles, our background can influence the way we take in the world and ultimately, the people we become. Considering the number of different cultures in the world, there are clearly tons of ways to experience life. People tend to gravitate towards the familiar, missing out on a lot of them in the process. Stepping out of the box is a good practice to keep. Thanks to the technology, connecting around the globe has gone from taking months to sheer seconds. There's no better time in history to talk to anyone, anywhere. So how do we do it? Learning a little bit about how things work around the world is a good place to start.
A British linguist, Richard D. Lewis, explores this subject in his book "When Cultures Collide." In it, he diagrams a variety of cultural identities, communication patterns, and leadership styles around that world.
These charts are pretty interesting. Take a look: