Individual Cross-Cultural Interactions Model

Matthew Goode, Ph.D.

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The Individual Cross-Cultural Interactions model integrates two key dimensions: cultural identity and cross-cultural approach (see associated questions below). To support your reflection in using this framework, it is important to first cultivate awareness of your own identity and approach. You will then be better prepared to consider how the other individual's identity and approach might be similar to or different from your own (also see an example scenario).

 

Cultural Identity                                                                                      

As you engage across cultures with another individual, consider these reflective questions:

How would you describe your deeply held values?

How might the other person describe their deeply held values?

 

Cross-Cultural Approach

As you engage across cultures with another individual, consider these reflective questions:

How are you responding--behaviorally (verbal and non-verbal communication), cognitively, and emotionally?

How might the other person be responding--behaviorally (verbal and non-verbal communication), cognitively, and emotionally?

 

While one can never fully know or understand another person’s perspective, asking one’s self these reflective questions can mark a significant step toward deeper awareness.

 

Suggested citation: Goode, M. L. (2017). Individual cross-cultural interactions model. http://www.iccimodel.com.