Direct-Indirect Communication

Subgroup Size

Small Group


15 minutes

External Cost


Lesson Plan


Peace Corps information collection and exchange (n.d.). Culture matters: The Peace Corps cross-cultural workbook. U.S. Government Printing Office.

Storti, C. (1999). Direct and indirect communication. In Figuring foreigners out: A practical guide (pp. 91-112). Intercultural Press.

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. Identify direct and indirect communication styles in the context of particular situations or behaviors. 2. Interpret particular situations or behaviors within a continuum of direct and indirect communication.