#1: During intercultural communication, the message sent is usually not the message received.
The process of encoding, decoding, and interpreting is filled with cultural noise. Culture acts as a filter.
Ethnocentric attitude affect ability to process information.
#2: Intercultural communication is primarily a nonverbal act between people.
People express intimacy, power and status typically through nonverbal messages.
#3: Intercultural communication necessarily involves a clash of communicator style.
#4: Intercultural communication is a group phenomenon experienced by individuals.
#5: Intercultural communication is a cycle of stress and adaptation.