Around the world, American’s are known as people who say what they think, but Americans do value “small talk” or chatting before talking about important things. Swear words and insults to another person’s race, religion, or gender are not acceptable in American conversations.
Americans like to look each other in the eye when they are talking and don’t like people who won’t. Men shake hands when they met, though men may kiss women’s cheeks and women may hug each other or offer handshakes. Most people don’t like it when other people stand too close. A “thumbs up” is a sign that something is good in America.