Recognizing irritation as a symptom of culture shock will enable you to deal more effectively with adjusting to a new cultural environment. You need to acknowledge the irritation and ask yourself why this aspect of the culture annoys you but seems perfectly natural and agreeable to the citizens of the host country.
Your success in changing the negative facets of culture shock to the positive side of challenge depends on your developing a new set of attitudes before and during your travels.
Check yourself periodically on the following attitudes to assess your progress in intercultural adjustment:
How to cope with culture shock? Some specific coping strategies include:
(Adapted from Bring Home the World by Stephen Rhinesmith pp 54-57.)