Why Dutchies act the way they do

Why do Dutchies act the way they do? In other words, Dutch culture and the traditions related to it. Interested in in some background on behaviour and traditions of the Dutch, including many examples you can relate to? Than this blog is for you. Let's start with a little perspective: the main difference between culture…

The Netherlands, a hard nut to crack.

Intercultural competence cannot be reduced to a simple personality trait, or some abstract textbook knowledge. It's for a large part related to language, to the capability of managing conflicts, and to social responsibility. According to Edward Hall we can place these in the categories of context, space and time. These categories can help you interpret…

Ethnocentrism & cultural relativism

According to Wikipedia ethnocentrism is the act of judging another culture based on preconceptions that are found in the values and standards of one's own culture. In the field of intercultural communication this is a major subject. Why? Well, because most of us can only respond to what we perceive based on our own frame…