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Show or hide your emotions?

Although emotions are common to everyone, different cultural backgrounds often have their own expectations on how to express them. For instance, in some cultures, it is encouraged to openly display your emotions, whereas in others, it is viewed as impolite, particularly when it comes to expressing negative emotions.

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  • Learn how to deal better with cultural differences
  • Reading time: 30 minutes, exclusive of practice and assignments
  • Study time: 1 hour (estimated)
  • Total duration: 1-2 weeks

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Emotions are universal. However, depending on your cultural background, people also have their own ideas about how one should express themselves. In one culture, it's seen as better to show your emotions. While in another culture expressing emotions, especially negative ones, is considered impolite

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