Greetings: American shake each others hands. It is common to give a hug to a family member or close friend.
Communication Style: Americans are known to speak in a more informal manner. It is best to avoid topics about politics, religion, sexuality, etc. It is considered rude to talk about how much money someone makes. Americans usually offer more generous compliments thna europeans.
Personal Space: Value personal space and usually stay 2-3 feet away from each other when having a conversation. There is little to no touching in conversations. Amnericans only hug close friends or family members.
Eye Contact: Direct eye contact is valued during American conversations. It is considered respectful and a sign of interest. Staring should be avoided and is considered rude, especially in larger cities.
Views of Time: Punctuality is valued by Americans and they expect thigns to be done on time. Americans expect people to show up on time for appointments and other functions. "Time is money".
Gestures: Whisling at performance means appreciation. Waving is a greeting and a sign for goodbye. Raising middle finger is highly offensive.
Gender Roles: Americans value equality. Most families have dual income from both man and woman working.
Taboos: Race is a vewry sensitive topic in America. Avoid offending anyone. Spitting is unacceptable as is raising your middle finger.
Law & Order: Drinking age is 21 while smoking age is 18-19. These laws are heavily enforced.