Let's imagine this situation, one possible conversation between Jeniffer a Canadian girl who was living in Valencia for 2 years and John an American guy that we'll be traveling to Spain to meet with some potential clients.
If Jeniffer says to John something like this “ When you discuss business with Spanish people, remember this, this and that .” I would say in this situation…. Jeniffer, which Spanish are you talking about? A Spanish from Valencia or a Spanish who lives in Galicia, or maybe a Spanish from Madrid who lived 5 years in Ireland, then moved to Silicon Valley to work for Apple and now is working in Seville?
Stereotypes are dangerous when what we seek is to increase our Cultural Intelligence but there’s one way we can deal with them!!