First Impressions – always a hard thing to shake but I have discovered that very often my first impression is just an indication of my doctrinal upbringing rather than a true interpretation; but since we are being encouraged to reveal our thinking about and not just expressing our fully formed opinions, I would have to say that I fall directly and most likely at the high end of the Individualism Score for the United States as shown in Table 1.2, p. 13 of our textbook. [Tubbs, 2012]
It is rather exciting though to discover where all the influence about the importance of “groups” and “teams” has been coming from. I feel like this first chapter has been a revelation about the birth process. Over the years, I have viewed the growing emphasis from the commercial/business sectors on teams and on being a team player to international influence and a general concession on the part of large international corporations.