Basic etiquette / Indonesian culture · 10 April 2022

EYE CONTACT

Direct eye contact should be avoided, especially with social superiors as it can be viewed as aggressive behaviour. You can probably look at the person on the chin or you can also look them in the eye for very short periods of time as they will feel very uncomfortable to have direct eye contact constantly while having a conversation with you. But do use your judgement. If you know that the person grew up in Jakarta and has been educated abroad, it should be okay.

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