Skip Navigation LinksModule 3-Unit 4: Intercultural Communication : ​​​​​​​​​​HW (44) - Individual

Started: 10/24/2022 10:07 AM
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  • Mugurel Patrichi

​​​​​​​​​​HW (4/4) - Individual

​Following the landmarks in the table below, analyze your own communication style. Mention problems that may arise when communicating with people that have different communication styles. Have you encountered such situations? What were the consequences? Provide details. 


Classification 

Communication styles 

Description 

Cultural dimensions 

Classification A 

Personal style 

Individual-centered: individual opinions, equality, lack of formalism 

Individualism 

Achieved status 

Contextual style 

Based on implicit information shared by interlocutors, social status, hierarchical relationships, formalism 

Collectivism 

Ascribed status 

Classification B 

Instrumental style 

Receiver-oriented, problem-focused 

Individualism 

Monochronism 

Affective style 

Transmitter-oriented, focused on building the relationship with the interlocutor 

Collectivism 

Polychronism 


Note:

Our communication style is not "pure". The classifications help us notice the differences more clearly, and based on them we can appreciate what characterizes us the most. 


Output: comment to this post or post a podcast or a short video ​

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Mugurel Patrichi

​Following the landmarks in the table below, analyze your own communication style. Mention problems that may arise when communicating with people that have different communication styles. Have you encountered such situations? What were the consequences? Provide details. 


Classification 

Communication styles 

Description 

Cultural dimensions 

Classification A 

Personal style 

Individual-centered: individual opinions, equality, lack of formalism 

Individualism 

Achieved status 

Contextual style 

Based on implicit information shared by interlocutors, social status, hierarchical relationships, formalism 

Collectivism 

Ascribed status 

Classification B 

Instrumental style 

Receiver-oriented, problem-focused 

Individualism 

Monochronism 

Affective style 

Transmitter-oriented, focused on building the relationship with the interlocutor 

Collectivism 

Polychronism 


Note:

Our communication style is not "pure". The classifications help us notice the differences more clearly, and based on them we can appreciate what characterizes us the most. 


Output: comment to this post or post a podcast or a short video ​

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Posted: 11/12/2022 4:20 PM
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  • GLADUNEAC M. MIHAELA

Analyzing the table, I see that I easily fall into the category with high individualism, the reason being that I am not a person who gets very attached to people. although I come from a collectivist environment, that is, this society taught me about individualism, about respect for hierarchy. I also feel that monochronism suits me. probably some problems in communication will be more with very confident, family-oriented people, that is, more collectivist, because they are usually very free-spirited people.​


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  • GLADUNEAC M. MIHAELA
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GLADUNEAC M. MIHAELA

Analyzing the table, I see that I easily fall into the category with high individualism, the reason being that I am not a person who gets very attached to people. although I come from a collectivist environment, that is, this society taught me about individualism, about respect for hierarchy. I also feel that monochronism suits me. probably some problems in communication will be more with very confident, family-oriented people, that is, more collectivist, because they are usually very free-spirited people.​


Mugurel Patrichi1011/12/2022 4:20 PM11/12/2022 4:20 PM
Posted: 11/20/2022 12:19 AM
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  • TOACA S. ALEXANDRINA

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Analyzing the table, I see that I fall into the category with polychronism, the reason being that I am a person who gets attached to people very easily and in a group I always orient myself to create a relationship with those around me. That's why I feel that polychronism suits me, at the same time I don't set a specific time for completing each task.





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TOACA S. ALEXANDRINA

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Analyzing the table, I see that I fall into the category with polychronism, the reason being that I am a person who gets attached to people very easily and in a group I always orient myself to create a relationship with those around me. That's why I feel that polychronism suits me, at the same time I don't set a specific time for completing each task.





Mugurel Patrichi1011/20/2022 12:19 AM11/20/2022 12:19 AM
Posted: 11/20/2022 7:54 PM
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  • Turtureanu Malina

​​When I think at myself and my personal communication style, I can identification with the affective style. Depending on my interlocutor, I am always trying to find a common ground and to adapt my speech in order to make them sympathise with me.  ​I think I might have problems in communication with persons with a contextual style, because they seem very oriented on this hierarchical positions and honestly I feel like the way I comunicate should not be so based on social aspects.​

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Turtureanu Malina

​​When I think at myself and my personal communication style, I can identification with the affective style. Depending on my interlocutor, I am always trying to find a common ground and to adapt my speech in order to make them sympathise with me.  ​I think I might have problems in communication with persons with a contextual style, because they seem very oriented on this hierarchical positions and honestly I feel like the way I comunicate should not be so based on social aspects.​

Mugurel Patrichi1011/20/2022 7:54 PM11/20/2022 7:54 PM
Posted: 11/24/2022 6:36 PM
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  • Nekundi Rosalinde Nasaantu

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Team Apex > Rosalinde, Vafa, Archana

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Nekundi Rosalinde Nasaantu

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Team Apex > Rosalinde, Vafa, Archana

Mugurel Patrichi1011/24/2022 6:36 PM11/24/2022 6:36 PM
Posted: 11/28/2022 12:06 AM
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  • Anni Hirvonen

Analyzing the table I fit Classification A Personal style. I find the description similiar to my behaviour. I prefer working with a group but I value other peoples individual opinions and hope that more people bring out their opinions more.​

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  • Anni Hirvonen
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Anni Hirvonen

Analyzing the table I fit Classification A Personal style. I find the description similiar to my behaviour. I prefer working with a group but I value other peoples individual opinions and hope that more people bring out their opinions more.​

Mugurel Patrichi1011/28/2022 12:06 AM11/28/2022 12:06 AM
Posted: 12/2/2022 9:56 PM
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  • LIVITCHI V. MARIA-ELENA

By analysing this table, as far as I am concerned, my communication style is not "pure" at all. I fall for ​​both poles, for instance: in my mind I feel like I am more problem-focused in disscusing with someone, but when getting to express my thoughts, I will be more transmitter-oriented, caring about the existent relationship or trying to build one with my interlocutor. Sometimes I am like a psychologist - I will not tell you things you do not want to hear at that moment, but I will try to transmit my message anyways, without triggering you. Or, at least, this is how I want it to happen :)) 

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LIVITCHI V. MARIA-ELENA

By analysing this table, as far as I am concerned, my communication style is not "pure" at all. I fall for ​​both poles, for instance: in my mind I feel like I am more problem-focused in disscusing with someone, but when getting to express my thoughts, I will be more transmitter-oriented, caring about the existent relationship or trying to build one with my interlocutor. Sometimes I am like a psychologist - I will not tell you things you do not want to hear at that moment, but I will try to transmit my message anyways, without triggering you. Or, at least, this is how I want it to happen :)) 

Mugurel Patrichi1012/2/2022 9:56 PM12/2/2022 9:56 PM
Posted: 12/4/2022 4:17 PM
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  • Jesse Torni

​After analysing this table, I find it very hard to place myself in any of the specific categories. I think communication is highly dependable on the situation. I did some research on how people in Nordic countries typically communicate in these categories and it was personal and ​​instrumental. I would agree on preferring to be clear on context with all communication and confidently express my personal opinions with choosing words carefully depending on the receiver. Communication should not be based on hierarchical positions and everybody should be free to express their opinions. Typically while doing team work I try to encourage ​others to express their opinions, because it's essential to hear others opinion before making decisions ("Good" decisions are made after evaluating all the opinions).

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  • Jesse Torni
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Jesse Torni

​After analysing this table, I find it very hard to place myself in any of the specific categories. I think communication is highly dependable on the situation. I did some research on how people in Nordic countries typically communicate in these categories and it was personal and ​​instrumental. I would agree on preferring to be clear on context with all communication and confidently express my personal opinions with choosing words carefully depending on the receiver. Communication should not be based on hierarchical positions and everybody should be free to express their opinions. Typically while doing team work I try to encourage ​others to express their opinions, because it's essential to hear others opinion before making decisions ("Good" decisions are made after evaluating all the opinions).

Mugurel Patrichi1012/4/2022 4:17 PM12/4/2022 4:17 PM
Posted: 12/7/2022 2:55 PM
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  • DARIE I. LAVINIA TEODORA

​After analysing the table, I came to the conclusion that I am more transmitter-oriented,  focusing on building relathionships with the people I talk to. It explains a lot, since I usually tend to adapt my vocabulary, tone and subjects depending on the person or the group I face. The affective style fits me well, the same as the cultural dimension of collectivism. I sometimes get angry and have a hard time understanding problem-solving type of people, since I take into consideration many relative factors and to me, it seems in stressful times that they are unaware of these factors.

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DARIE I. LAVINIA TEODORA

​After analysing the table, I came to the conclusion that I am more transmitter-oriented,  focusing on building relathionships with the people I talk to. It explains a lot, since I usually tend to adapt my vocabulary, tone and subjects depending on the person or the group I face. The affective style fits me well, the same as the cultural dimension of collectivism. I sometimes get angry and have a hard time understanding problem-solving type of people, since I take into consideration many relative factors and to me, it seems in stressful times that they are unaware of these factors.

Mugurel Patrichi1012/7/2022 2:55 PM12/7/2022 2:55 PM
Posted: 10/2/2023 2:43 PM
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  • Celia Oliva Rueda

About my communication style, in classification A, I tend to have a context-based style, because I find myself in many formal environments where hierarchy is important, but I also consider that I have a personal style in situations where I can. As for the B classification, I tend to move closer to an affective style, since I like to be empathetic and I worry about the bond with the other party.

Regarding cultural dimensions, I think that depending on the context I tend towards collectivism or individualism. In formal situations I tend towards collectivism and in other environments with more freedoms I tend towards individualism. I also tend towards polychronism, due to my interest in building relationships over time. Perhaps in situations focused on problem solving, I identify more with monochronism.

In the case of personal style, problems that may arise are misinterpretations of informality or hierarchy conflicts. In the case of contextual style, implicit communication challenges may arise as the listening party may have difficulty discerning the intended meaning, leading to misunderstandings and expectations of formalism.

In the case of instrumental style can emerge differing priorities and time management challenges, and in the affective style, maybe there is perceived superficiality and also time management conflicts. ​


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Celia Oliva Rueda

About my communication style, in classification A, I tend to have a context-based style, because I find myself in many formal environments where hierarchy is important, but I also consider that I have a personal style in situations where I can. As for the B classification, I tend to move closer to an affective style, since I like to be empathetic and I worry about the bond with the other party.

Regarding cultural dimensions, I think that depending on the context I tend towards collectivism or individualism. In formal situations I tend towards collectivism and in other environments with more freedoms I tend towards individualism. I also tend towards polychronism, due to my interest in building relationships over time. Perhaps in situations focused on problem solving, I identify more with monochronism.

In the case of personal style, problems that may arise are misinterpretations of informality or hierarchy conflicts. In the case of contextual style, implicit communication challenges may arise as the listening party may have difficulty discerning the intended meaning, leading to misunderstandings and expectations of formalism.

In the case of instrumental style can emerge differing priorities and time management challenges, and in the affective style, maybe there is perceived superficiality and also time management conflicts. ​


Mugurel Patrichi1010/2/2023 2:43 PM10/2/2023 2:43 PM
Posted: 10/5/2023 6:31 PM
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  • Filip Janičić

​In classification A I would say I am leaning more towards the Personal style in most situations I find myself in, however sometimes in formal situations I might stick to formalism if I judge that individual style would be inappropriate for the occasion.

In classification B I would say I am leaning towards the Insturmental style as I am a problem-focused person and very topic focused in case it is a formal conversation or anything problem related.

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  • Filip Janičić
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Filip Janičić

​In classification A I would say I am leaning more towards the Personal style in most situations I find myself in, however sometimes in formal situations I might stick to formalism if I judge that individual style would be inappropriate for the occasion.

In classification B I would say I am leaning towards the Insturmental style as I am a problem-focused person and very topic focused in case it is a formal conversation or anything problem related.

Mugurel Patrichi1010/5/2023 6:31 PM10/5/2023 6:31 PM
Posted: 10/5/2023 7:44 PM
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  • Lovre Raffanelli

​I think mine is a mix of a personal, instrumental style and affective style. When I'm talking to a person I like to orient myself and the conversation towards the topic they and myself have in common, but often tell stories from my life that are related to that topic.​

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  • Lovre Raffanelli
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Lovre Raffanelli

​I think mine is a mix of a personal, instrumental style and affective style. When I'm talking to a person I like to orient myself and the conversation towards the topic they and myself have in common, but often tell stories from my life that are related to that topic.​

Mugurel Patrichi1010/5/2023 7:44 PM10/5/2023 7:44 PM
Posted: 10/6/2023 10:47 AM
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  • Dorotea Hrenar

​Analyzing the table, I came to conclusion that I have more personal, instrumental and affective communication style. When in conversation with someone I often talk about the topic we have in common, but I also love to share my own opinion even if it's different from the person I talk to. I'm also problem-focused person.

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  • Dorotea Hrenar
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Dorotea Hrenar

​Analyzing the table, I came to conclusion that I have more personal, instrumental and affective communication style. When in conversation with someone I often talk about the topic we have in common, but I also love to share my own opinion even if it's different from the person I talk to. I'm also problem-focused person.

Mugurel Patrichi1010/6/2023 10:47 AM10/6/2023 10:47 AM
Posted: 10/6/2023 2:40 PM
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  • Margarida Francisca Fernandes Souto

After confronting the data, I believe i´m kind of a mix because I can see a part of all of those styles, depending on the situation. Howsoever, I think that I lean more towards being transmitter-oriented, because of the way I typically adjust the way I act and talk to different groups, in order to establish connection with the individuals/groups​ I engage with.

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  • Margarida Francisca Fernandes Souto
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Margarida Francisca Fernandes Souto

After confronting the data, I believe i´m kind of a mix because I can see a part of all of those styles, depending on the situation. Howsoever, I think that I lean more towards being transmitter-oriented, because of the way I typically adjust the way I act and talk to different groups, in order to establish connection with the individuals/groups​ I engage with.

Mugurel Patrichi1010/6/2023 2:40 PM10/6/2023 2:40 PM