Extract from a personal reflection diary:
I ended a recent online exchange of text chatting between myself and my international partner with a feeling of frustration and a bit angry. I cannot say why exactly. I feel like my partner was rude to me. Maybe I am misunderstanding what she intended. Going over these descriptors, I’ve ticked the ones that I think I know and put a cross on the ones that seem hardest for me. I can see that I may have ‘knowledge’ about intercultural things but it’s harder to put into practice and to have the right attitude! I think I want to focus on being more aware of how intercultural aspects can affect these exchanges and see if I need to change some of my attitudes.
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