It means to control one's emotions.
For example, click here Controlling your emotions in negotiations.
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The following sentences are taken from my textbook! I would like to know here what "controlled emotion" mean? Can you give me some examples?
In the United States, when you speak of upper, middle and lower classes you speak not of national origin or ethnicity but of power and control over material resources. Economic power in the United States today is largely held by youthful, able-bodied White males. Whites in the United States tend not to recognize the existence of a White culture. White culture resulted from a synthesis of ideas, values and beliefs inherited from European ethnic groups in the United States, As the dominant culture in the United States, White culture is the foundation of social norms and organizations.
In terms of cross-cultural communication, the dominant White culture includes communication patterns of Standard English, direct eye contact, limited physical contact, and controlled emotions. Nondominant groups are supposed to follow that pattern in one way or another.
A multicultural society, therefore, faces the communication challenges presented by multiple language use, contrasting values, and cultural prejudice.
Therefore, I am wondering here why the passage introduced here says that " controlled emotions" is typical identity of American cultures?
I gather the author is saying that controlling one's emotions (i.e., being reserved) differentiates those who hold power and those who don't.
In terms of cross-cultural communication, the dominant White culture includes communication patterns of Standard English, direct eye contact, limited physical contact, and controlled emotions.I disagree with the author's statement.
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