Hofstede’s Index Trends



This chart is designed to show how traits from one dimension are likely to correlate with traits in the other dimensions. It is not an absolute correlation, it is a general guideline.


See below to predict what a high score in one dimension is most likely going to correlate with in the other dimensions


Higher Power Distance

More Collective

More Masculine

Higher Uncertainty Avoidance

Longer-Term Time Orientation

More likely to be closer to the Equator, highly populated, unequal distribution of wealth, undeveloped, or just developing technologically.

Lower Power Distance

More Individual

More Feminine

Lower Uncertainty Avoidance

Shorter-Term Time Orientation

More likely to be in the northern and southern temperate zones, lower populations, more equal distribution of wealth, more technologically developed.