USA: Values                                                                   

How Some US Americans View Themselves:

  • Patriotic
  • Honest and Fair
  • Free
  • Hard-working
  • Justice-seekers
  • Relaxed (both in dress and attitude)
  • Trusting
  • Happy
  • Outgoing
  • Humourous 
  • Don't "beat around the bush" in their speech

Do you hold any of the values noted above?

Which values do you think might be the most similar to your new country? And the most different?

USA: Perceptions                                                             

How Some Non-Us Americans view US Americans:

  • Obessed with time and deadlines
  • Think they know everything and are always right
  • Live to work
  • Have little respect for people's feelings and for cultivating relationships (get down to business)
  • Only interested in money
  • Little appreciation for elegance and finesse
  • Modern, innovative, and advanced
  • Informal
  • Naiive about world affairs
  • Friendly
  • Happy
  • Behave less morally than others