Finland is often considered to be a nation of introverts, and the Finnish people 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 about their personality types. "An extroverted Finn looks at your shoes.”

You don't need to be from The Land of the Midnight Sun, however, to appreciate Finnish Nightmares, a series of funny comics created by Finnish artist Karoliina Korhonen. After all, who doesn't feel at least a tiny bit of social anxiety when standing in an elevator with a stranger? Or what about that awkward moment when you accidentally touch the salesperson while collecting your change? A real horror story for the anti-social Finn. See below for more examples of socially awkward situations that all Scandinavian people and introverts, no matter where they're from, will relate to.

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Kjorn 2 years ago

i'm totally like that

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over opinionated 2 years ago

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

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over opinionated 2 years ago

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

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Amanda Panda 2 years ago

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

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Dzintra Baumane 2 years ago

It's just me!

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Sua Kang 2 years ago

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

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Luis Milian 2 years ago

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

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Amanda Pack 2 years ago

Also when you run into someone you know unexpectedly. Sometimes I pretend to not see them and get away.

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Amit Kachroo 2 years ago

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

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Luis Milian 2 years ago

usually one looks down and the other up to the numbers

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