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Brazil Vs USA Culture


Traveling to different parts of the world exposes you to different cultures. An individual traveling from America to Brazil will find it interesting and sometimes confusing to live and interact with the natives because of the cultural differences. Nonetheless, it would not take a long time before they realize that there is so much to appreciate and learn from Brazil. Indeed, though Brazilian culture is different from that of the Americans, it is exciting to learn from it.

Different Ways of Communication and More Respect for Seniors

Beginning from communication, you are likely to enjoy talking to a Brazilian than to an American. Brazilian people may not be in a hurry during conversations and are very friendly. They are likely to use an ambiguous form of communication in order to appeal to the emotions of the audience. On the other hand, the Americans have many tasks to accomplish in a day, which means that they have little or not time to converse. They will prefer using precise language when describing facts.

Respect is accorded to the elderly in Brazil. The superiors in the society are also ranked and respected. The children are supposed to obey their seniors. Students have to respect their teachers and involve them in learning. The most successful and respected people dress differently, which means that it is not difficult to identify them. On the other hand, the American culture is such that people have to earn their respect. The children are encouraged to remain independent and explore the world. Students’ initiatives are regarded in the culture. Further, dress code is not used to indicate how successful an individual is in the society.

Ways of Accomplishing Tasks at the Work Place

At the work place, social harmony is ranked in Brazil. Efforts that boost cooperation among workers are encouraged. You are also likely to find more employers being concerned about the welfare of the workers. In American culture, workers are encouraged to be assertive and productive. Achieving goals is more important for individual workers because good rewards are offered in the end. Cooperation is only encouraged if the worker is able to achieve the expected results.

Additionally, Brazilians find it easy to do business with individuals. They trust people more and hence can engage them in business. Americans, on the other hand, prefer doing business with companies. Their focus is on accomplishing tasks and may therefore find individuals hard to work with. They will have more material possession than the Brazilians because of their strategic planning in business. Indeed, the Brazilian culture is interesting and different from the American culture.