” 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 countries talk, it feels like they are fightingor very rude.”(A teachers comment) http://keskustakirjasto.fi/2011/05/12/hiljainen-kirjasto/
• ”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.”
”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/
” 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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