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  • ZeeshanParvez
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    Originally posted by Rahma. View Post
    Personally, I think it's not really much about East/West or where a person is from. I think it has a lot more to do with a person's personality/character...

    I think we could find example of the opposite being true regarding who is high/low-context as has already been mentioned.
    Actually, what you believe personally has also been alluded to by studies. But what I do not understand is if we do take that to be the case, then how do we explain the observation that environment plays a major role in shaping you.

    You live among high context ppl...you are bound to take up their high context nature as you grow up among them, no?

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  • aynina
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    Originally posted by ZeeshanParvez View Post
    I, on the other hand, am very low-context despite being a Pakistani...
    Would it be racist for a Pakistani to refer to himself as a Paki?
    I never even understood the racism in that word, isnt it just short for pakistani, like mocro is short for morrocon and soma is short for somali, saudi short for saudi arabian.. i dont see the racism in it

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  • Rahma.
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    Personally, I think it's not really much about East/West or where a person is from. I think it has a lot more to do with a person's personality/character...

    I think we could find example of the opposite being true regarding who is high/low-context as has already been mentioned.

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  • ZeeshanParvez
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    I, on the other hand, am very low-context despite being a Pakistani...

    Would it be racist for a Pakistani to refer to himself as a Paki?

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  • Ikki
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    Originally posted by ZeeshanParvez View Post
    They take your words to mean more than they are...

    Asians fall under high context while Westerners are low context

    The latter take your word more at face value without reading too much into it

    Explains why Asians read so much into what you say...
    Have you been on twitter or any western forum? It's full of people twisting words out of context and trolling. The entire western main stream media's stock in trade is taking words out of context.

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  • Indefinable
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    Ah... I know you're not. Was just being a 'typical' Asian.

  • aynina
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    Haha, no i can sound harsh sometimes in my speech

  • Indefinable
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    Originally posted by aynina View Post
    Guess i should stay clear of asians then
    Why...? Are you racist? (jk)
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  • Indefinable
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    "Biscuit?"

    "No thanks."

    "Why? Do you have diabetes? Are you on a diet? What's happened? Why aren't you having a biscuit? Did you want a custard cream instead? Do you think you're 'above' everyone else?"



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  • Fakhri
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    Hmmm... Examples?

  • ZeeshanParvez
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    Say something and they will derive meanings from what you have said that even you didn't know were possible....

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  • aynina
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    Guess i should stay clear of asians then

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