How Non-Americans See Americans
In this two-part activity, you look at how Americans are perceived by people from other cultures. Knowing how we come across can be helpful in understanding why foreigners react to us the way they sometimes do.
Newsweek magazine showed the list of qualities given below to people in six countries-- Brazil, France, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, and West Germany--and asked them to pick those they associated most and least with Americans.
What do you think were the four qualities most associated with Americans?
What do you think were the four qualities least associated with Americans?