5 Steps to Creating a Hybrid Identity

In Iran, it is very common that people who work in shops or in the taxi will say to you something that literally means: “this service is for you”. Essentially, the literal translation of this is that their service is for free. Many foreigners who experience this firstly take their offer seriously, become positively surprised, and say: “Oh, thank you…

5 Beliefs to Adapt That Support Cultural Hybridity

Today I would like to discuss 5 beliefs to adapt that can support you in becoming a cultural hybrid. So, just to be clear on this, a cultural hybrid is an individual who is able to synthesize the beliefs of his or her culture of origin, with the beliefs of his or her host culture. 1. All beliefs are just…

Cultural hybrids: the nomads of modern society

Cultural hybrids are people who lived in- and experienced several different cultures. Unlike a ‘normal’ person, their identity is constructed as a combination of these different cultural backgrounds. With that, their existance drastically challenges mainstream culture, in that they are able to see issues in a much more balanced, and culturally relativist way. They do not just assume that their values are…