Definition of Low Context Culture

In low context culture, information is explicit and direct. The communication carries less of contextual elements. Contextual elements like body gesture and movement, tone of voice are not used.


One can easily have access to information and knowledge is more transferable. Low context culture is more of rules and a defined set of systems.

People establish short-term interpersonal relationships with each other and these relations are for an explicit reason.


Example of Low Context Culture:

People from Japan, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, come from high context culture as they rely more on cues and other contextual elements. 

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