Adapt or Be Yourself

Subgroup Size

Small Group


30 minutes

External cost



Activity created by Kris Acheson-Clair, PhD and Lindsey Macdonald, PhD CILMAR.

Ting-Toomey, S. (1999). Transcultural communication competence. In Communicating across cultures (pp. 261-276). Guilford Press.

Lesson Plan

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. Analyze how effective, appropriate, and satisfactory adapting to other cultural expectations would be for them in a variety of situations. 2. Draw conclusions about the difficulties of negotiating adaptive behaviors across cultures.