how you come to know yourself comes from three sources; gender, roles and culture
your biological make-up
we have several different parts we play, especially in groups
a learned system of knowledge, behavior, attitudes, values & norms that are shared by a group of people
miscommunication can occur between different cultures if incapable to understand each other
independence valued, prefer to work alone
collective action and group work valued. acceptance by family and friends is essential
emphasis is on non-verbal communication
more emphasis on verbal communication
like being physically touched and showing affection
personal space is highly regarded
everyone has a different style of communicating, not knowing the differences can be bad for a group
sensitive to time and deadlines, do things one at a time, time management is necessary
do many things at once, more relaxed with deadlines, meetings start when everyone gets there
rules and standards, determine what is appropriate or not.
high status member
every group has one of these to make sure the group is communicating and getting things done
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