THE FINNS
Words that describe Finns:• Honest• Trustworthy• Law-abiding• Punktual• Independent (initiative,  culture of individuality...
•   Shy•   Quiet•   Calm, conflict avoiding•   Modest•   Cautious, reserved,    cold•   Straight•   Active, sporty•   Econ...
” If someone starts to talkto strangers, he’s eitherdrunk, crazy or animmigrant.”
”Somewhere else it’spolite to talk to people,in Finland it’s polite torespect ones privacy.”
”The Finns are scary…you never know what’s going on                    in their mind”
”The Finns are calm and they try to avoid conflicts.Sometimes when for example the Russians or peoplefrom African countrie...
• ”The Finns are very  calm, except when  they are  drunk…which seems  to be often and is to  be seen. The ones  that drin...
”At the beginning it felt                                                                                really weird NOT ...
” The Finns are veryactive, and especially thesenior citizens. They aretravelling, doing sports,dancing, studying, driving...
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The finns

  1. 1. THE FINNS
  2. 2. Words that describe Finns:• Honest• Trustworthy• Law-abiding• Punktual• Independent (initiative, culture of individuality)• Organized• Hard-working and considerate• Stubborn
  3. 3. • Shy• Quiet• Calm, conflict avoiding• Modest• Cautious, reserved, cold• Straight• Active, sporty• Economical http://tanssitassut.blogspot.com/2008_08_01_archive.html• Tidy
  4. 4. ” If someone starts to talkto strangers, he’s eitherdrunk, crazy or animmigrant.”
  5. 5. ”Somewhere else it’spolite to talk to people,in Finland it’s polite torespect ones privacy.”
  6. 6. ”The Finns are scary…you never know what’s going on in their mind”
  7. 7. ”The Finns are calm and they try to avoid conflicts.Sometimes when for example the Russians or peoplefrom African countries talk, it feels like they are fightingor very rude.”(A teachers comment) http://keskustakirjasto.fi/2011/05/12/hiljainen-kirjasto/
  8. 8. • ”The Finns are very calm, except when they are drunk…which seems to be often and is to be seen. The ones that drink too much, do it in public and are loud and annoying.”
  9. 9. ”At the beginning it felt really weird NOT to touch (to hug, kiss on cheeks, shake hands…) a friend when meeting. It felt rude.” > Personal space: respecting it is weird for immigrants, loosing it is very unpleasant for Finns. ”Talking to teachers and older people is hard, when you want to be polite.”http://redscylla.wordpress.com/2010/11/23/guest-post-personal-space-invaders/
  10. 10. ” The Finns are veryactive, and especially thesenior citizens. They aretravelling, doing sports,dancing, studying, drivingcars… and yet they seemto be lonely.” http://hiilarihirmu.blogspot.com/2011_04_01_archive.html

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