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The Difference Between Ask Culture And The Guess Culture Explained

It’s funny how sometimes we’re simply doing something or following a certain behavior pattern in our everyday life and don’t know how to properly explain it. It feels just like someone just asked us to explain how water tastes like. Well, we can’t explain it. We are simply unsure about it. The taste is there, but unfortunately we can’t tell, as no other thing tastes like water and we don’t know if it has specific name. Just imagine, one day you wake up and find out that the taste of water actually has specific name. How cool would that be?

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This is exactly what happened during a discussion online on Tumblr where a couple wanted to say no to  a friend who wanted to stay at their place. Basically, they had been making some excuses and cutting her off for some time and now they had to shut it all down for good. They were not comfortable having her over and they had two ideas about how they can tell her no. The discussion went on, people shared their views about what the whole situation and how they view the couple’s ideas. The whole conversation got even more interesting the moment one of the posters, illuminated the concept of ask culture and the guess culture.We all belong to one of these categories and this has a great impact on our every day life as well, but we had no clue that there was a name for it. To find out about what ask and guess cultures are, scroll down and read on.

So here’s how the discussion started.

Everyone freely sharing their views, until this one uses sheds some light in the ask and guess cultures.

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A definition of guess culture.

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Where guess cultures works best and where it doesn’t.

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Everyone stated to add up.

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Some common thoughts arising.

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So basically, we’re all divided into two categories social behavior wise. We either belong to the ask culture or the guess culture and sometimes we fall in between. It is true that we are able to mold ourselves according to the need of the situation. Sometimes we have to ask questions and sometimes we just have to remain quite and guess things on our own. However, one thing is for sure, that it’s better to ask questions, rather than assuming things and figuring them out on our own. No human can read minds and know what’s in  the heart of another human. We have to say and ask in order to know and understand. People were happy and surprised to find out that there is a name for this behavior. Here’s what they said.

Mom is a guesser and dad belongs to the ask culture.

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Kids are the glue that binds the parents together.

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Whoa! This was extremely informative. We had no clue there was an actual name for it. We all fall into one of these categories, Which category do you guys fall in? Let us know in the comments below.

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What do you think?