1. Our intensity of discussion needs to come down a few notches.
Us Italians are hot-blooded people. We are more inclined to speak what’s going through our minds in a passionate way. Different opinions are just that, and we are not fighting when you hear a heated discussion. We are just talking. My roommate in the US used to think I was fighting with my mother all the time. We were actually just having good, fun conversations.
In the US, an opposite opinion and strong words is sometimes seen as having an aggressive stance. Americans are generally more composed, both in verbal language and body language. They are quieter in how they voice their thoughts and might not necessarily answer back if they disagree.