Many countries have different culture than ours and even during a short visit, it can be rather hard to fit in. Not everyone is perfect extroverts who can easily mingle in any crowd. In reality, mixing with people take time. Even if we have an outgoing personality, it is important to be particularly careful, because we could offend them with things that we say and do. We should know how to mix with others who are completely different from us. We should give ourselves enough time to adjust to a new environment. It may not be a good idea to give ourselves excessively high expectations.
We clearly need to time to adjust with people who have different culture and custom. It may not be a good idea to give our loudest opinion. It is better to keep quiet first and learn to communicate with these people. After sometime, we should be able to learn more about their personality and we could easily join the conversations. We should be patient both with ourselves and others around us. Another good way to adapt to new culture better is by communicating with locals before we visit their country. Some of the Facebook pages could use English as primary language.
While still being polite, we could have the opportunity to ask bolder questions to these people in Facebook. We could also ask things that we should do in their country. By communicating with these people for several weeks, we should know how these people think and what their common opinion is about specific subject. Facebook and other social network platforms can be considered as a social simulator that allows to interact better later during real life interactions. Since we are in a new environment, we should look for ways t better adapt to it. When adapting to a new environment, we should concentrate in understanding, instead of being understood.
Being open minded is a faster way to fit in and we should be able to do things socially in a way we never thought possible. We should understand the meaning of their habits and how they act. They will appreciate us more and accept us into their society if we show understanding on their behaviours. Most of the time, locals will try to make us comfortable and we should respond by paying extra attention to what they usually do. To better adapt with locals, we should also try to get information about their country’s background. This will help us to get better prepared on things we should do.
Regardless of what country we visit, we always need to be cheerful and kind. We should smile to everyone we see, although the person may not seem friendly at first. One smile could go a long way in establishing relationships. People will respond better if we smile more to them. Cheerful attitude can be quite contagious, making it far easier for to fit in with locals. Our presence will have more profound effect and we will be better accepted.