The only kind of example I can think of right off is this: Europeans (in GENERAL--and I'm speaking about Spanish in particular) tend to enjoy a good debate. I've spent countless hours sitting around discussing, or philolophising, with European friends. American friends would likely be affronted by anyone suggesting anything different than the majority opinion, but the Europeans love it, and are willing to talk it though, or even concede a point. Most, but not all, of my American friends either would not know enough to join the conversation on an intelligent level in the first place, or would rather argue, in a hostile sense of the word, until everyone else got fed up and walked away. Most Taiwanese would end up being silent, or not engaging in the first place, because of a fear of loss of face, either their own or someone else's. Sorry, this is all GROSS generalization.