Finland is often considered to be a nation of introverts, and the Finns are usually the first to make fun of themselves about it. "An introverted Finn looks at his shoes when talking to you," goes a popular Finnish joke. "An extroverted Finn looks at your shoes.”


Show Full Text

You don't need to be from The Land of the Midnight Sun however to appreciate Finnish Nightmares, a funny series of comics created by Finnish artist Karoliina Korhonen. After all, who doesn't find standing in an elevator with a stranger just the slightest bit uneasy? Or what about that awkward moment when you accidentally touch the salesperson while collecting your change? See below for more examples of socially awkward situations that all introverts will relate to, regardless of what country you're from.

More info: Finnish Nightmares | Facebook | Twitter

#1

Finnish Nightmares

Karoliina Korhonen Report

Kjorn 3 months ago

i'm totally like that

View More Replies...
View more comments

#2

Finnish Nightmares

Karoliina Korhonen Report

over opinionated 3 months ago

“Drive by sampling" just grab one day thanks and keep walking...

View More Replies...
View more comments

#3

Finnish Nightmares

Karoliina Korhonen Report

over opinionated 3 months ago

I can't take a compliment either for some reason... I just play it off and change the subject...

View More Replies...
View more comments

#4

Finnish Nightmares

Karoliina Korhonen Report

Amanda Panda 3 months ago

Not me! I LOVE when that happens = more space!

View More Replies...
View more comments

#5

Finnish Nightmares

Karoliina Korhonen Report

Dzintra Baumane 3 months ago

It's just me!

View more comments

#6

Finnish Nightmares

Karoliina Korhonen Report

Sua Kang 3 months ago

I think I would have survived in Finland. Boy they gotta take a bus here during rush hours and embrace...everyone...

View More Replies...
View more comments

#7

Finnish Nightmares

Karoliina Korhonen Report

Luis Milian 3 months ago

or just pray to all the gods that someone else has the same stop as you and wait for them to yell.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#8

Finnish Nightmares

Karoliina Korhonen Report

the_end_is_nigh 3 months ago

Then there was the one that sat across from me yesterday and asked for money. Gave me a slight growl when I said "'er sorry!"

View More Replies...
View more comments

#9

Finnish Nightmares

Karoliina Korhonen Report

Amit Kachroo 3 months ago

hahahahahh...that's so true about finns :)

View More Replies...
View more comments

#10

Finnish Nightmares

Karoliina Korhonen Report

Luis Milian 3 months ago

usually one looks down and the other up to the numbers

View More Replies...
View more comments

#11

Finnish Nightmares

Karoliina Korhonen Report

.gas. 3 months ago

I do this all the time. The thing is, they ask you when you first walk in, so of course you don't need help until you actually start shopping.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#12

Finnish Nightmares

Karoliina Korhonen Report

Crystal Vaughan 3 months ago

Or 'tell me about yourself'. My mind immediately goes 'AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'

View More Replies...
View more comments

#13

Finnish Nightmares

Karoliina Korhonen Report

Daniela Fernandes 3 months ago

That's me, I use to move a little bit further from the person so (s)he doesn't have to touch me but the person get closer... One day I'll get hit by a car or fall into the metro rails idk.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#14

Finnish Nightmares

Karoliina Korhonen Report

Emma Lyon 3 months ago

Or waiting in a queue in the bank

View More Replies...
View more comments

#15

Finnish Nightmares

Karoliina Korhonen Report

Katarzyna Cz 3 months ago

Lucky I'm not Finnish, I always just take food as soon as I see it :P

View More Replies...
View more comments