Posted by helen on .
In response to a compliment on his excellent oral presentation, a Japanese business executive replies, "No, it wasn't very good." Which of the following is the MOST likely explanation for this response?
He thought the person giving the compliment was his inferior.
He thought the comment was meant sarcastically.
He was giving the response to a compliment that is considered socially correct in his culture.
He really was not very well prepared for his presentation and he was embarrassed because his facts might not all be correct.