Today’s Word: behavior

August 14, 2018 =========

☆  behavior  振る舞い


Your behavior is the way you behave. When you behave in a typical and repeated way, this is your behavior. So, at school or at home, kids might get rewarded for “good behavior.” If you’re working with people from other cultures, then sometimes their behavior might seem a little strange or unusual to you, because it is not the sort of behavior you are used to.

How would you react if someone’s culturally different behavior made you feel upset or annoyed, or even afraid? If you worked with them, would you try to talk them about how their behavior made you feel, and about how it is different in Japan? Or would you stay silent? What about if it was just on the train or out in the street and the person wasn’t someone you knew? Would you react differently?