Level of Consciousness is more important than Ethnicity

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Frederick Dodson


The Lewis Model postulates communication differences from warm to cool across cultures.

Even though I’ve been familiar with this model for decades, I’ve never taught it in corporate communication courses – not even intercultural ones.

To me, levels of consciousness is a more reliable indicator of behavior than race & culture.

Also, it’s better if no human being is this predictable.

Once familiar with the chart, I sought to develop qualities outside of my supposed pre-sets. For instance, I went from limited body language to active gesturing to add warmth to my otherwise cool communication.

If someone tells you who you are based on any model –

family name,
or even level of consciousness,

seek to transcend it. Who you are goes way beyond any model the mind could come up with.



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