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Look to be a complete person

The CEO and chairman Lloyd Blankfein, chairman of Goldman Sachs Bank talked about his opinion on career, achievement and human relationship to students at the Tsing Hua University in Beijing. He pointed out that it’s very important to be a specialist in one’s own field, to have a good competence, a good education. He also pointed out that it’s even more necessary to be a complete person, the kind of person that other people want to deal with.

He talked to the students days after the big Chinese examination called Gaokao. Insofar the message….

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Brain, the Self and the Person

One of the most fascinating characteristics of human nature is our ability to experience ourselves as a self and person. However, because we have no direct access to our brain in experience, the link between brain and self, and thus between mental and neural states, remains unclear. Recent imaging studies suggest …………

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“Chinese” or the autistic pattern of behavior

Chinese very often, usually, stay with other Chinese in a Chinese group, even if they are abroad or in another country. They do this even, if they do not have to do it or even if this is not helpful to be integrated into the other culture.

I once listened to a key-note at a conference of intercultural communication and I was astonished that the speaker identified this pattern of behavior as an autistic pattern of behavior. This may sound cruel at the first sight, this may sound devaluating but it is not meant as devaluation or rejection or Chinese people or culture.

A pattern of behavior means that not the person is autistic but the behavior has elements or attitudes of an autistic pattern of behavior. An autistic pattern of behavior is at least characterized by two or three typical elements.

  • The one is not being familiar to relationship or social communication, relating and communicating makes him frightened.
  • The second is the difficulty in making contact on a personal level and/or experiencing the other person also emotionally.
  • People with this pattern of behavior sometimes seem to be chaotic, but in fact, they are very intelligent, disciplined, but mostly in some special aspects or fields only.

Of course Chinese are not autistic, of course Chinese can live relationships and communication and a social life. Of course Chinese are not only disciplined. But still it is obvious that the pattern of behavior has an impact on the experience on an intercultural level. So, even if they’re not autistic, maybe they’re experienced as autistic and people relate to them as if they were autistic.

This way of communication and interaction on an intercultural level therefore leads often to a big misunderstanding, to some kind of cultural or communicative rejection and strengthens of stereotypes/prejudices or renewing stereotypes/prejudices.

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Not the person but the mask is dangerous……..

“Wearing V For Vendetta Guy Fawkes Masks Declared Illegal,
police officials in Dubai have warned against wearing a mask that symbolizes opposition to state authority”

Thanks to Gio McCluskey on fb

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cowardice or humility

yesterday there was election in one big state of Germany. Interesting in so far as in contrast to many other eöections we had a clear winner and a clear looser. Not the result struck my mind, not the winner or looser impressed me, but one little side phenomenon.

Some shade behind the spoken words.

Both politicians were asked about the importance of the politician as a person, not as representative of a special programm or party. Both answered the same way:………………

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