Introduction and Alignment
This paper will focus on the Face-Negotiation Theory according to Stella Ting-Toomey. This theory is based on the distinction between collectivism and individualism. A collectivistic culture is where people identify with a larger group that is responsible for providing care in exchange for group loyalty. An individualistic culture is where people look out for themselves and their immediate families.
Upon successful completion of this assignment you will be able to:
Understand how face concern plays a part in how you behave.
Identify your face concern.
Identify the type of culture you live in: collectivistic or individualistic.
Write a 500 word (2 page) essay responding to the following:
What face concern (self-face, other-face, mutual-face) does your religious faith, political ideology, or personal set of values embrace?
To what extent is the facework you do in your relationships with others consistent with that face concern?
Does your religious commitment ever clash with your face concern?
Use specific detailed examples.