I was getting my day started and thinking about communication styles, idiosyncrasies we all have as a result of where we are from, where we have lived, languages spoken etc....
In short, communication fingerprints and how interesting they are in their origin.
living in NYC a few years ago I met a student who was originally from
India but had been raised in Sweden. I got the impression that she had
fielded more than one awkwardly worded question about 'what' she is.
can remember meeting a Ghanaian who speaks English as a fourth language
and she shared that her husband (then fiancee) is Korean and was
adopted by an Italian-American family.
Working for a
non profit in Washington,DC I met a London School of Economics grad who
was raised on a Norwegian compound in Madagascar.Not making that up
folks.I would think that having this sort of experience in your
formative years would yield a pretty exceptional worldview but I didn't
set off with an endless stream of questions.
According to a Pew researcher
featured in the hourly news summary currently up on NPR, interracial
marriage is on the rise.Add to that, if it's not just my impression,
people in general seem to be moving alll over the place for work,
education,marriage or just travel for their own leisure.
What will communication fingerprints look like in the future?