Americans may feel threatened and become suspicious if a stranger begins with a general “hello, how are you?” sequence and does not get to the point of the encounter directly. Sometimes, whatever the issue and regardless of who is actually at fault, some people step in and take the hit. Then they offer to help, but not in a general, "Is there something I can do to help you? Instead they come up with specific ways they can help. People who build extraordinary relationships pay close attention so they can tell when others are struggling.It is in the major outlook on relationships that Indians are vastly different, in the way they perceive the institution of marriage, to those beliefs of other countries especially in the west.Many people have a pretty major misunderstanding of the topic of arranged marriages and in fact have a fairly negative attitude regarding arranged marriages.Here are some points to better understand the Culture of Arranged Marriages in India: Although most westerners cannot fathom marrying someone they do not love, it is incredibly interesting to note that arranged marriages is not something which is fought against, or a source of protest among the young of India.
Arranged marriages have always been a debatable subject.
Etiquette and Behavior ---Being on Time ---Formal and Informal Events ---Bringing Gifts ---Bringing Refreshments and Food ---Card and Game Parties ---Entertaining Outside ---Celebrations ---Showers and Weddings ---Being a Good Guest ---When You Entertain ---Table Manners ---Making Conversation ---Accepting Compliments ---In the American Home ---Smoking ---Littering ---Cellular Telephones Women's Language: A Sexist Double Bind Sexual Harassment Immigrants and Attitudes Understanding the Typical Teenage Boy Reading Groups Uptalk, Speaking of a Cautionary Tale Interpersonal Relationships ---Dating ---Getting Serious ---Sexually Transmitted Diseases ---Marriage ---Weddings ---Divorce Grooming and Personal Hygiene ---Shaving: Men ---Shaving: Women ---Hair Care ---Tooth and Mouth Care ---Fragrances and Perfumes Clothing Popular American Sports ---Baseball ---Softball ---Football ---Basketball ---Hockey ---Auto Racing ---Golf ---Tennis ---Rodeo ---Soccer ---Bowling ---Cycling ---Skiing and Snowboarding ---Ice Skating Tailgating Parties Cheerleading Health and Fitness ---Fitness and Exercise ---Yoga ---Pilates Outdoor Activities ---Boating ---Salt Water Fishing Food, Diet and Nutrition Marijuana Viewpoints Alcohol and Attitudes Personal Safety and Crime ---Crimes Against Women ---Rape ---Pickpockets and Purse Snatchers ---Street Crime ---Self Defense ---Confidence Games ---Professional Beggars ---Drug Abuse ---Prostitution ---If You Are Accused Poker: An American Tradition Gambling Every country has different everyday ways and cultural mores.
To get to know American life, it pays to know certain mannerisms and habits most native-born Americans share. Americans shake hands firmly with each other when first introduced, or when they meet again, but rarely when they part (a more European custom).
An employee might ask how you built a successful business; instead of kissing up he might be looking for some advice--and encouragement--to help him follow his own dreams. Everyone loves unexpected praise--it's like getting flowers not because it's Valentine's Day, but "just because." Praise helps others feel better about themselves and lets them know you're thinking about them (which, if you think about it, is flattering in itself.) Take a little time every day to do something nice for someone you know, not because you're expected to but simply because you can. Most people apologize when their actions or words are called into question. My team is Manchester United." Normally, since I'm pretty shy, I would have just nodded and said something innocuous, but for some reason I said, "You think Man U can beat Real Madrid next week? I almost always walk over, say hi, and talk briefly about soccer.
Behind many simple questions is often a larger question that goes unasked. Outgoing and charismatic people are usually a lot of fun... When a major challenge pops up or a situation gets stressful, still, some people can't stop "expressing their individuality." (Admit it: You know at least one person so in love with his personality he can dial it back.) People who build great relationships know when to have fun and when to be serious, when to be over the top and when to be invisible, and when to take charge and when to follow. People who build great relationships don't just think about other people. When you do, your relationships improve dramatically. Very few people apologize before they are asked to--or even before anyone notices they should. In business terms that means connecting with people who can be mentors, who can share information, who can help create other connections; in short, that means going into a relationship wanting . When someone speaks from a position of position of power or authority or fame it's tempting to place greater emphasis on their input, advice, and ideas. That's as far as our relationship is likely to go and that's okay.