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Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Cultures

TagLast edit: 17 Jan 2022 23:27 UTC by Erich_Grunewald

A Communication Culture is a set of norms, expectations, and assumptions that a group of people adopts around communication. It is probable that some Communication Cultures are objectively better than others, but is definite that difficult clashes occur when people operating under different cultures interact.

Awareness of Communication Cultures is therefore key to getting along with others not perfectly sharing our background and preferences.

Notable Communication Cultures (these are usually contrasted along some dimension) are: Ask vs Guess (and Tell/​Reveal); Wait vs Interrupt; and Combat vs Nurture.

See also: Simulacrum Levels

Tag Status: C-Class

Re­veal Culture

MalcolmOcean25 Jul 2020 3:36 UTC
89 points
14 comments7 min readLW link2 reviews

Ask and Guess

[deleted]1 Dec 2010 17:54 UTC
120 points
66 comments2 min readLW link

Wait vs In­ter­rupt Culture

Benquo27 Nov 2013 15:38 UTC
123 points
72 comments3 min readLW link

Tell Culture

LoganStrohl18 Jan 2014 20:13 UTC
229 points
228 comments3 min readLW link

Con­ver­sa­tional Cul­tures: Com­bat vs Nur­ture (V2)

Ruby31 Dec 2019 20:23 UTC
141 points
92 comments9 min readLW link5 reviews

To listen well, get curious

benkuhn13 Dec 2020 0:20 UTC
317 points
39 comments4 min readLW link1 review
(www.benkuhn.net)

Nega­tive Feed­back and Simulacra

Elizabeth29 Apr 2020 2:00 UTC
145 points
24 comments9 min readLW link1 review
(acesounderglass.com)

Dun­can Sa­bien: “In Defense of Punch Bug”

Davis_Kingsley3 May 2018 8:26 UTC
30 points
187 comments1 min readLW link
(medium.com)

Em­pa­thetic vs In­trin­sic Oof

Ronny Fernandez24 Aug 2020 0:12 UTC
8 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] Should we use qual­ifiers in speech?

Adam Zerner23 Oct 2020 4:46 UTC
35 points
34 comments1 min readLW link

Your Cheer­ful Price

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Feb 2021 5:41 UTC
237 points
78 comments17 min readLW link2 reviews

It’s Not About The Nail

eapache26 Apr 2020 23:50 UTC
30 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

Lurk­ing More Be­fore Join­ing Com­plex Conversations

Raemon11 Jul 2020 17:11 UTC
42 points
11 comments3 min readLW link

Tak­ing it Pri­vate: Short Cir­cuit­ing De­mon Threads (work­ing ex­am­ple)

Raemon22 Jan 2018 0:37 UTC
23 points
70 comments5 min readLW link

Reneg­ing Prosocially

Duncan_Sabien30 Nov 2021 19:01 UTC
154 points
14 comments17 min readLW link

De­mon Threads

Raemon7 Jan 2018 3:48 UTC
64 points
70 comments8 min readLW link

Com­bat vs Nur­ture: Cul­tural Genesis

Ruby12 Nov 2018 2:11 UTC
35 points
12 comments6 min readLW link

Com­bat vs Nur­ture & Meta-Contrarianism

abramdemski10 Jan 2019 23:17 UTC
64 points
12 comments4 min readLW link

Rele­vance Norms; Or, Gricean Im­pli­ca­ture Queers the De­cou­pling/​Con­tex­tu­al­iz­ing Binary

Zack_M_Davis22 Nov 2019 6:18 UTC
94 points
30 comments3 min readLW link3 reviews

Reflec­tions on Ar­gu­ing about Politics

Pontor13 Apr 2020 17:33 UTC
11 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

Ex­pres­sive Vocabulary

Alicorn24 May 2018 6:59 UTC
136 points
72 comments5 min readLW link1 review

On the Chatham House Rule

Scott Garrabrant13 Jun 2018 21:41 UTC
66 points
25 comments4 min readLW link1 review

Back­ground Read­ing: The Real Hufflepuff Se­quence Was The Posts We Made Along The Way

Raemon26 Apr 2017 18:15 UTC
36 points
27 comments8 min readLW link

The Law of Cul­tural Proximity

eapache3 Jun 2020 2:18 UTC
8 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

Quaran­tine Bub­bles Re­quire Direct­ness, and Tol­er­ance of Rudeness

Raemon7 Jun 2020 19:52 UTC
37 points
8 comments3 min readLW link

Say Wrong Things

G Gordon Worley III24 May 2019 22:11 UTC
111 points
12 comments4 min readLW link

Sport­ing vs. Herd­ing: two styles of discourse

Suspended Reason25 Jul 2020 1:56 UTC
5 points
4 comments9 min readLW link

In­tu­itive differ­ences: when to agree to disagree

Kaj_Sotala29 Sep 2009 7:56 UTC
35 points
36 comments4 min readLW link

“Can you keep this con­fi­den­tial? How do you know?”

Raemon21 Jul 2020 0:33 UTC
151 points
44 comments3 min readLW link2 reviews

Pa­ram­e­ters of Privacy

Raemon29 Jul 2020 1:18 UTC
29 points
2 comments6 min readLW link

Sup­port That Sounds Like Dissent

jimrandomh20 Mar 2009 22:28 UTC
85 points
35 comments2 min readLW link

How to Frame Nega­tive Feed­back as For­ward-Fac­ing Guidance

Liron9 Feb 2020 2:47 UTC
46 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] What are the com­po­nents of in­tel­lec­tual hon­esty?

abramdemski15 Jan 2019 20:00 UTC
30 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Hufflepuff Cyn­i­cism on Crocker’s Rule

abramdemski14 Feb 2018 0:52 UTC
15 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

The 12 Se­cond Rule (i.e. think be­fore an­swer­ing) and other Epistemic Norms

Raemon5 Sep 2016 23:08 UTC
35 points
13 comments3 min readLW link

Not all com­mu­ni­ca­tion is ma­nipu­la­tion: Chap­er­ones don’t ma­nipu­late proteins

ChristianKl27 Sep 2020 16:45 UTC
35 points
14 comments2 min readLW link

For Bet­ter Com­ment­ing, Avoid PONDS

AllAmericanBreakfast20 Jan 2021 1:11 UTC
70 points
16 comments2 min readLW link

Gossip

Yoav Ravid21 Mar 2021 13:36 UTC
12 points
7 comments11 min readLW link

On Automoderation

Zvi19 Mar 2017 2:56 UTC
1 point
0 comments8 min readLW link

Pri­vacy and Manipulation

Raemon5 Dec 2021 0:39 UTC
78 points
42 comments8 min readLW link

Nuanced and Ex­treme Countersignaling

AllAmericanBreakfast24 Jan 2022 6:47 UTC
27 points
9 comments6 min readLW link

I Am a Di­men­sional Trav­el­ler from a World of Highly Sen­si­tive Rationalists

LightStar30 Jan 2022 13:00 UTC
31 points
19 comments2 min readLW link

My Ap­proach to Non-Literal Communication

Isaac King1 May 2022 2:47 UTC
29 points
8 comments14 min readLW link

Two Proso­cial Re­jec­tion Norms

Emrik28 Apr 2022 20:53 UTC
47 points
19 comments3 min readLW link

Reflec­tions on Liv­ing in “Guess Cul­ture”

Dalton Mabery28 Jun 2022 21:00 UTC
13 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

Straw-Steelmanning

Chris van Merwijk13 Jul 2022 5:48 UTC
29 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Mar­riage, the Giv­ing What We Can Pledge, and the dam­age caused by vague pub­lic commitments

Jeffrey Ladish11 Jul 2022 19:38 UTC
78 points
26 comments6 min readLW link

For Bet­ter Com­ment­ing, Stop Out Loud

AllAmericanBreakfast28 Jul 2022 1:39 UTC
18 points
30 comments1 min readLW link

The Con­ver­sa­tions We Make Space For

Severin T. Seehrich28 Jul 2022 21:37 UTC
20 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

Ex­pected (So­cial) Value

algrthms7 Aug 2022 8:16 UTC
5 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

Re­view: Amus­ing Our­selves to Death

LRudL20 Aug 2022 21:13 UTC
39 points
4 comments16 min readLW link
(www.strataoftheworld.com)

Brain as hard­ware, meme­plexes as soft­ware, lan­guage as the op­er­at­ing system

Severin T. Seehrich13 Nov 2022 15:30 UTC
12 points
14 comments2 min readLW link

Meme Dialects

jefftk23 Nov 2022 21:30 UTC
26 points
1 comment2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Reflec­tive Complaints

Raemon21 May 2020 21:11 UTC
35 points
20 comments1 min readLW link

The prin­ci­ple of no non-Apologies

agentydragon28 May 2020 19:58 UTC
24 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

Author­i­ties and Amateurs

jefftk25 Mar 2020 3:40 UTC
146 points
30 comments3 min readLW link1 review
(www.jefftk.com)

Log­i­cal Rudeness

Eliezer Yudkowsky29 Jan 2010 6:48 UTC
100 points
207 comments4 min readLW link

The Power to Teach Con­cepts Better

Liron23 Sep 2019 0:21 UTC
88 points
22 comments8 min readLW link1 review

Hand­shakes, Hi, and What’s New: What’s Go­ing On With Small Talk?

Benquo2 Jan 2014 22:08 UTC
100 points
79 comments5 min readLW link

En­ti­tle­ment, Covert Con­tracts, So­cial Liber­tar­i­anism, and Re­lated Concepts

ozymandias17 Nov 2017 19:00 UTC
22 points
142 comments7 min readLW link

Guided Men­tal Change Re­quires High Trust

namespace27 Oct 2017 19:15 UTC
18 points
2 comments5 min readLW link

The De­sired Response

squidious20 Jan 2018 22:01 UTC
17 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Maps vs But­tons; Nerds vs Normies

Bound_up28 Dec 2017 21:11 UTC
23 points
23 comments6 min readLW link

Small Com­ment on Or­gani­sa­tional Disclaimers

Ben Pace29 Mar 2020 17:07 UTC
29 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

Against Love Languages

Ben Pace29 Dec 2017 9:51 UTC
19 points
9 comments2 min readLW link

Just the facts, ma’am!

lukeprog10 Dec 2011 22:54 UTC
60 points
18 comments1 min readLW link

Three Axes of Prohibitions

daenerys15 Feb 2013 7:34 UTC
47 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

Do­ing dis­course bet­ter: Stuff I wish I knew

dynomight29 Sep 2020 14:34 UTC
27 points
11 comments1 min readLW link
(dyno-might.github.io)

Notes on Sincer­ity and such

David Gross1 Dec 2020 5:09 UTC
8 points
2 comments12 min readLW link

Choos­ing the right ask for a context

ChristianKl28 Dec 2020 14:58 UTC
14 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

Leav­ing Orbit

Rob Bensinger6 Dec 2021 21:48 UTC
50 points
18 comments1 min readLW link

Shar­ing Is Car­ing?

Matt Goldwater29 May 2022 16:19 UTC
−11 points
16 comments5 min readLW link

In­fo­haz­ards and in­fer­en­tial distances

acylhalide16 Jun 2022 7:59 UTC
8 points
0 comments6 min readLW link

Some re­flec­tions on the LW com­mu­nity af­ter sev­eral months of ac­tive engagement

M. Y. Zuo25 Jun 2022 17:04 UTC
72 points
31 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] How do you con­cisely com­mu­ni­cate & nav­i­gate the poli­tics /​ cul­ture at your job work­ing at a large cor­po­ra­tion or in­sti­tu­tion?

Willa12 Jul 2022 3:22 UTC
10 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Mod­ified Guess Culture

konstell30 Aug 2022 2:30 UTC
5 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(konstell.com)

Con­tem­po­rary Lin­guis­tics: A Per­spec­tive on Re­search and In­for­ma­tion Sharing

Miniman12 Sep 2022 19:02 UTC
1 point
5 comments3 min readLW link

Re­search Depri­ori­tiz­ing Ex­ter­nal Communication

jefftk6 Oct 2022 12:20 UTC
34 points
3 comments8 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] Is the mean­ing of words cho­sen/​in­ter­preted to max­i­mize cor­re­la­tions with other rele­vant queries?

tailcalled20 Oct 2022 10:03 UTC
9 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

acronyms ftw

Emrik21 Oct 2022 13:36 UTC
−2 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Re­mem­ber to trans­late your thoughts back again

brook1 Nov 2022 8:49 UTC
19 points
11 comments3 min readLW link
(forum.effectivealtruism.org)