One reason many people don’t develop a high level of intercultural skills is because they lack awareness of their own culture. Until you can see your own culture clearly, it is difficult to see other cultures clearly. It is essential that we understand how the culture we were raised in has shaped us and shaped how we see and interact with others.
This is a great article exploring how children are shaped by different parenting styles in different cultures.
How has the place where you were raised shaped you?