High & Low Context Culture 


WRITE H or L next to these descriptors
1) Strong sense of insiders and outsiders H


2) Specific information exists L


3) Informal L


4) Team and family activities preferred H   


5) Focus on results L


6) Transparency expected L


7) A lot of confidential information H 


8) Rules and regulations are easily accessible L


9) Close personal relationships H


10) General information H


11) Elders/authoritative figures in control H


12) “Have a go at it” philosophy L


13) Individual responsibility L                   


14) Concerned about ‘losing’ face. H


15) Expertise valued L


16) Who you know is important H


17) Focus on task H                      


18) Emphasis on words and text L


19) Strong sense of family H              


20) What you know is important L


21) Gender roles clearly defined H


22) Polite people admired H


23) Reserved H


24) Individual freedom valued L


25) Strong sense of honour H


26) Short term relationships L


27) Process more important than product H

28) Privacy (even when dealing with one’s own family) highly valued H


29) Public admission of wrongdoing expected. H
30) Strong sense of respect H


31) Better response to visual information 
32) Gender roles less fixed L


33) No direct eye contact H


34) Strong sense of fairness L


35) Verbal agreements H


36) Values logic over feeling L


37) Very rare marriage with outsiders H


38) Clear division of responsibilities at work L


39) Written contracts L
40) Public criticism insulting H

Choose from three of the sentences in the document that represent you personality and explain why:

1- Team work preferred

 Personally, I prefer to work with in group because if I want to achieve my organization’s goals, I have to build a strong relationship with my group members which leads to share ideas, divide work equally between us, improve skills, learn new tasks and get experience to solve difficult problems. Moreover, I can get feedback from them to improve my weakness.

2- Direct communication

 I love to communicate directly with my family, friends and people to avoid misunderstanding and problems could happen. Also, to avoid gossiping which lead to be in problems and embarrassing situation. 

3- Strong sense of family

I love to take care of my family such as brothers, sisters, nephew and nice especially when my mother traveled abroad to visit her family. I cook for them until she returns. The most important person in my family is my mother. Moreover, I look after her medicine, go shopping, watching TV, attend medical appointment with her and discussing in everything which related to family’s issue. Also, I make sure to keep a bottle of water in her room and open it little bit to be easier when she drinks.

4- Rules and regulations

 I strongly agree that people should follow the rules, regulations or policies and procedures. Added to that, by following the rules the life will be easy without any problem, to be success and achieve you life’s goal. I am very organized, punctual, on time and finish my work step by step and on time which leads me to follow the rules, and it is part of my personality.


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