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Sociability is a personality trait, the ability to be fond of the company of others, people who are sociable are inclined to seek out the opportunity of social contact with others. A prominent example is ethnic sociability which is a measure of the degree to which certain ethnic groups are able to interact with people from other ethnic groups. Often non-English speaking immigrants are unable to communicate effectively with English speaking citizens of North America due to language barriers which leads to an unintended low ethnic sociability. Although this low ethinic sociability may be more a matter of perception than real. The fact that non-English speaking immigrants come to America actually shows more their courage and willingness to move and adapt to a different culture even when many Americans do not welcome them. The English only speaking citizens may actually be displaying low ethinic socialbility when not welcoming the new immigrants with their different customs and ideas.