What we see the Japanese?
About psychological features of the Japanese person are written hundreds of volumes, tens of theses are protected. A striking example of typical Japanese character is the main character of the book of Kobo Abe “ The Woman in " sand;. But if to begin to list characteristic features of Japanese, then they will be taken not so much. What, by the way, is the proof of integrity of an image of the Japanese person. In a word - the Samurai.
The person in the Japanese society traditionally is considered not in itself as the independent and self-sufficient personality, but in connection with belonging to group. Not incidentally historically when writing a name of the first the surname, and only then own name was specified. And in modern society in general only the surname - as a sign of social accessory and a markirovannost is used mainly.
The Japanese is capable to adapt to any situation easily. Japanese therefore does not contain an absolute personal pronoun “ I “ suitable for all cases of life, as, for example, in Russian. The individual in structure of the Japanese society is mobile. Today he is an owner of restaurant - tries to please the guests therefore it is very strict with personnel. Tomorrow - the razdelyvalshchik of fish, tries to please the owner therefore it is very strict to itself. By the way, the Japanese always submits to the senior: in a family - to the father, in the country - to the emperor.
The collective type of behavior when each person defines himself only as part of group is characteristic of the Japanese. Call of duty as need to conform to a certain social standard is defining. Therefore in improvement of the personality emphasis is placed not on her development, and on compliance of a certain social role. to Someone can seem to
that here the contradiction in character of the Japanese person is covered: on the one hand - the Japanese accurately knows the role, submits to a strict rangovost, with another - seeks to be “ as all “. But this discrepancy exists only in consciousness of non Japanese. The Japanese keeps at a distance and wants to be ideally suited for it, that is to be same as those who are on this place too.
Such extra personal approach, however, does not mean self-identification loss. Psychologically certain individual is nothing out of society in this Japanese system of values. But, identifying itself with group, in it he sees the essence. It is possible to tell that there is no personality in her European understanding in Japan, however concrete “ I “ seeking to be part of society, reached in it true freedom: “ when in one many unite, everyone becomes the center of the Universe “ (Ueda Yo).
Saying “ Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today “ - truly Japanese invention. Japanese live on islands which constantly fill in a tsunami. Therefore tomorrow can just not come. The Japanese not just lives in one afternoon, he lives this day as if it at it the latest in his life: to be in time as much as possible, not to do the evil, not to give vent to laziness and weaknesses.
Yes, you will tell to what the strange people, these Japanese - something suffer all life: the son from the father, the worker from the employer, the wife from the husband, all together - from the state. But let`s not forget that such structure led Japan to prompt dynamic development.