Summary of social taboo behaviors in various countries
1. Avoid words and deeds in foreign-related activities
strict avoid posture askew, dancing, to finger people, pull pull pull pull, distance is too close, left and right look at the distance, frequently look at the table, comfortable stretch, play with things, scratching.
Avoid words avoid:
strictly avoid absurdity, obscenity, others' resumes, women's private affairs, salary income, personal property, dress value, criticism of elders, criticism of religion, ridicule of different customs.
strict bogey loudly debate, high-minded talk, bad words, seek the root of the problem, quarrel abuse, profanity.
strict taboo snub others, alone in the end, easy to take a position, interrupt the dissent, pestering, casual interrupt, casual farewell.
2. Don't take photos of foreign activities
In foreign-related activities, when people take photos, they must not violate the taboos of specific countries, regions and nationalities. Photos taken at border ports, airports, museums, private rooms, exhibitions of new products and technologies, and exhibition halls of valuable cultural relics should be strictly prohibited. When allowed to take photos of ancient paintings and other antiquities, do not use flash lights. All in the "no photos" sign of the place or area, people should consciously taboo photos. Under normal circumstances, it should be taboo to take photos of strangers (especially women).
3. Health precautions for foreign activities
avoid unkempt hair, avoid clothes, shoes and hats or dirty collar cuffs. On formal occasions, it is taboo to pick eye excrement, blow your nose, pick your nostril, pick your ear filth, pick your teeth, cut your nails and other unhygienic actions. People suffering from infectious diseases are strictly forbidden to participate in foreign affairs.
avoid by all means spitting, flinging ash, littering peel paper or other unclean things, taboo rain gear and shoes under the mud water, mud, etc. into the room, taboo spittoon and other unclean utensils on the indoor eye-catching place.
4. In business etiquette, avoid all kinds of things
Southeast Asian ritual taboo:
when negotiating business with southeast Asian businessmen, strictly avoid crossing your legs, even the sole of your shoe is suspended. Otherwise, will cause the other side to dislike, the deal immediately fell through.
Middle eastern etiquette:
merchants in middle eastern Arab countries often negotiate trade in cafes. Meet them for coffee, tea or a cool drink. Avoid alcohol, smoking, talking about women, taking photos, and talking about politics in the Middle East and international oil policy.
Russian ceremony taboo:
Russia and eastern European countries, to the western businessmen of the ceremony is extremely warm. Never call a Russian when negotiating trade with him.
when negotiating trade in the UK, there should be three taboos:
①. Avoid wearing a striped tie (because the striped tie may be considered as an imitation of a military or student school uniform tie;
②. Avoid taking the family affairs of the royal family as the laughing stock of conversation;
③. Do not call the British "British".
when negotiating business in France, don't talk too much about personal matters. Because the French don't like to talk about the privacy of family and personal life.
South American etiquette taboo:
in order to do as the Romans do, people going to South America for business are advised to wear dark clothes in the process of negotiating a deal. They are advised to be intimate and close to each other. They are advised not to wear light-colored clothes or talk about local political issues.
German businessmen attach great importance to work efficiency. Therefore, when negotiating trade with them, strictly avoid chatting with them or making small talk. The merchants of the northern part of Germany, who value their titles, must be particularly pleased to greet them with warm handshakes and titles.
if you send a letter to a Swiss company, the recipient should write the full name of the company. Because, if the addressee is not there, the letter will never be opened. The Swiss worship time-honored companies. If your company was founded before 1895, you should highlight it on your work document or business card.
when negotiating a deal with an American, there is no need to shake hands or be polite.
Finnish ceremony avoid:
when negotiating with Finnish businessman, should pay attention to the handshake ceremony, should call its "manager" and so on the title. The negotiation place is mostly in the office, usually not at the banquet. After successful negotiations, Finnish businessmen often invite you to family dinners and steam baths. This is a very important form of etiquette. If you are invited to a dinner party, don't be late, and don't forget to send the hostess 5 or 7 flowers. Before the formal toast of the host, guests should not drink first. When we talk freely, we should avoid talking about local political issues.