No Need to / Don't Want to / Unable to Change
Wulf-Dieter Krueger, Teacher, Thailand, Member
No need to change - lack of intellect to see the necessity of change
Do not want to - believe they are/their culture is superior
Unable to - have never been taught the skills of how to find out and adapt.
An expat living in a country for 10 years and not speaking the local language on at least survival level might be category 1 and 2 and might be a hopeless case.
The latter might come by after some training.
The responsiveness of the environment to efforts to adapt also plays a role - being brushed off by 'you don't understand' does not encourage efforts to adapt to the surrounding culture/society.
CQ is a give-and-take situation
, that I believe is not always understood.