Thanks to my lovely mother who sent apples right off the trees from home. :)
I propose that we need more Navajo and Pueblo values in college classes today.
At the University of New Mexico, a typical class may include several Navajo or Pueblo students. They are unlikely to ask questions during class sessions or to volunteer answers to the teacher's questions. To do so would be culturally inappropriate; it would not be the Native American way. When a teacher calls on one of the Native Americans with a question, there is usually a pause of several seconds. The impatient teacher is likely to call on another student rather than wait for a response. From the Native American student's viewpoint, an important question should not be answered immediately, without carefully thinking out the answer.
-- Rogers & Steinfatt, Intercultural Communication
Or maybe I'm just biased. Maybe no one else finds it difficult to rapidly generate good responses for classroom interaction.
I wonder, is extrovertedness a characteristic of personality, or of culture, or of both?