I grew up in San Antonio, Texas with my grandmother and father. I was exposed most to the black and Tex-Mex culture in San Antonio.At the time, I was a young so I did not realize the culture differences I had been exposed to. San Antonio is a very diverse place because it is so populated with Mexicans, blacks, and many more races. When I turned seven, my father got stationed in Hawaii and wanted me to come live with him. I moved with him and began acclimating myself to the Hawaiian culture: learning new things such as surfing and hula dancing. These cultural experiences I gained has affected the way I’ve communicated with others since then, regardless of race, ethnicity, or religion. By learning a new culture as a young child, I started to develop the sense of how to detect cultural differences. I later developed a way of thinking that exposed me to new people and new experiences which helped me make tons of friends and gain more information about different cultures. Being a TCK helped me see the differences of people all over the world and become eager to learn a new culture. Although being a TCK has had many positive effects on my life, there are many negative effects it has on other TCKs everywhere.
According to Pollock and Van Raken so many TCKs experiences relocatin...
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...xposed to many cultures and have an “unprejudiced attitude towards outgroup members and towards different cultural norms and values.” The differences between one another also decrease their Emotional stability because TCK’s lack the “tendency to remain calm in stressful situations versus the tendency to show strong emotional reactions under stressful situations.” The conflict of being a TCK affects the way he or she makes friends. TCK’s can lack the communication skills because they are afraid of being rejected or categorized as different. I remember in Texas that I learned Spanish then moved to Hawaii where the language didn’t matter. Hawaiians’ had their own language which felt foreign to me. Throughout my first elementary school years I had disconnected myself and the children who spoke a different language because they were the majority and I was the minority.
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