Awareness Exercises: What to Feel/Do

Subgroup Size

Entire group


5 minutes

External Cost



Hofstede, G. J., Pedersen, P.B., & Hofstede, G. (2002). Worlds apart in one village. In Exploring culture: Exercises, stories and synthetic cultures (pp. 3-27). Boston, MA: Intercultural Press.  

The activities are on pages 12-20 and suggested answers on pages 73-82.

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. Identify one's own emotional reactions. 2. Discuss the values and assumptions that caused their reactions according to the cultural dimensions.