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A matter of opinion

Psychologists of Bristol University have found out, that there is big and radical gender difference in perception and awareness. (http://www.plosone.org/home.action )

On the one hand women are better aware of little differences than men. On the other hand if watching a person on a photo, men mostly look at the person`s face whereas women also look at the body as a whole.

This of course leads to the impression of big differences in life experience. Both live in the same world, but see different things or aspects of this world.

And of course behave in a different way, present themselves in a different habit.

This difference is quite a stable element of nonverbal communication. So to say a fact which cannot be neglected in it´s important influence on communication. Of course this fact also is a chance to enrich gender communication. By being aware of this fact and integrating the consequences in one´s own behavior. Or by being aware of this and addressing the other in order to reflect both perspectives as two parts of the same coin.

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Three faces – one face

The older you get, the more you’re yourself

I’m convinced about this wisdom of life.

Of course, if you look at these three women on the photo you see different faces. There’s quite a lot of similar expression on the grandma’s face and the daughter’s face concerning the nose, forehead and the upper part of the face. There is less similarity to the granddaughter there. On the other hand there’s ……..
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Three faces – one face

The older you get, the more you’re yourself

I’m convinced about this wisdom of life.

Of course, if you look at these three women on the photo you see different faces. There’s quite a lot of similar expression on the grandma’s face and the daughter’s face concerning the nose, forehead and the upper part of the face. There is less similarity to the granddaughter there. On the other hand there’s ………….

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Cultural factors and psychotherapy in China

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regarding emotional or psychosomatic difficulties or problems we talk about I was asked to say more about how to handle this in daily life and or in therapy. Here is some comment:

What is the culture of psychotherapy in China? What makes up the thinking and feeling processes in the typical Chinese client? Understanding these questions gives us a beginning of how to understand and make trusting alliances with the Chinese patient. Several factors play a large role in the Chinese culture and character that affect attitudes toward seeking help and dealing with emotional difficulties.

Other-centered culture: Many Chinese people see their own problems as coming last compared to the welfare of others. While this is adaptive and socially valuable for the culture at large, it also keeps ………………….

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mysterious look in the face

Often we in Germany think that it is very difficult to see any facial expression in a Chinese face. All faces seem to look the same. Therefore we don´t have a good emotional orientation how to address this person, how to communicate and what to expect from this person. But to have such an emotional orientation is useful and of course necessary for contact and communicating. And for understanding each other.

On the other hand we in Germany often think……………………

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