Happy International Day of Happiness!
Happiness is a universal emotion that all people want to feel in their everyday lives. We demonstrate our happiness through smiling, facial expressions and laughter but in many cases, a person’s culture plays an important part on how they freely express their emotions.
In a ‘neutral’ culture emotions are more controlled, feelings are not shown but kept subdued. In contrast, an ‘affective’ culture shows their feelings by laughing, smiling and gesturing spontaneously.
In his book Riding the Waves of Culture, interculturalist Fons Trompennars lists cultures on a spectrum from Neutral to Affective.
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