The capacity, sensitivity, and inclination to…
Understand and value one’s own perspective: Recognizing one’s cultural experiences, emotions values and worldviews and the multiple influences on them. Acknowledging one’s strengths and capacity to contribute to our environments, as well as our proclivity to hold stereotypes or blind-spots. Recognizing others may have views of the world and of ourselves that are different from our own.
Understand and empathize with others—A disposition to respect and honor the beliefs, values and worldviews of others across cultures and time, recognizing them even when one does not agree. To be interested in who the other person is (a peer, a literary character), seek to understand their experiences, emotions, values and worldviews, multiple cultural affiliations and influences
Appreciate the dynamism of cultures and perspectives: a disposition to recognize that there is always more than one perspective, that one learns from others’ perspectives and can influence divergent perspectives. A disposition to appreciate how individuals may participate in multiple cultures and how cultures influence one another.