How do you think the people in your country are perceived by others? What is the best thing that characterizes your nation? What is the worst?

Wouldn’t it also be interesting to see how people from the same country see themselves?

#1

America
Most People are nice and helpful and easy to talk to
But... EVERYTHING IS ABOUT POLITICS!

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Billy The Kid
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1 year ago

politics and sports!

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#2

USA
Best: passionate about any thing
Worst: still passionate even if they are wayyyyy off

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Julie Hanford
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1 year ago

true...

#3

US: The kindest people you will meet, strangers help strangers.... also

The most assholish people around, selfish and angry and just down right evil, it's un believable.

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#4

Singapore:
Best: Most are kind & trustworthy
Worst: 'Kiasu' (Fear of losing can make monsters out of them)

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Billy The Kid
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1 year ago

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UK: Best: Always financially supporting everyone. Worst: Taxpayer picks up the bill.

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#5

UK

Best: Our Britishness (multi-cultural, inclusive, pioneering, sense of duty, ingenuity, humour, strength through adversity....)
Worst: Our Britishness (the polar opposite of above) :(

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me
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1 year ago

lol that's funny

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#6

Greece

Best: We love a lot (but not everyone, only those who make it to our inner circle) and we're very family- and friend- oriented
Worst: We are so loud, you can easily spot us whenever we go abroad!

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Vanta Black
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1 year ago

"Opa!" *smashes all the plates around me*

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#7

Well here's an obvious one...
US
Worst: Police brutality, bad presidents (such as Trump). People who value guns too much and choose to shoot innocent people. Human beings who don't respect people of color, women, people who are gay, and so on (basically anyone who isn't like them.)
Best: Good presidents (such as Obama). People who do their best to stop gun violence, sexists, racists, and so on (and just about anything else in the "worst" category)

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Ben Stubbs
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1 year ago

Hear, hear! Is it our countries or society in general? x

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#8

Israel
Best: warm, welcoming, always ready to help you out.
Worst: think everyone is out to screw them over, also, everything is about politics in the worst most divisive and hate spewing way.

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Tree
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1 year ago

Very opinionated, too, I've found.

#9

Australia
Best: Funny, quite friendly, it generally quite a safe society. i think aussies are great people who are full of life
Worst: with some slang no one can understand us! i think we swear too much and it can be quite a shock for some people. i think sometimes we dont hold back enough, occasionaly we can be a bit blunt.

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Ben Stubbs
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1 year ago

From a 'Pom, spot on. Looking forward to The Ashes x

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#10

Belgium:
Best: Hard working, Down to earth, rational (for the most part) & kind
Worst: quite mistrusting of people outside their social circle.

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Ben Stubbs
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1 year ago

I can't comment on your worst side of Belgium, but I would add Moules to the list :)

#11

Netherlands:

We are one of the most happy countries in the world, but our policitcs are a bit off. For example, we only have to keep distance above 18 years old. That’s our only COVID19 rule. For the rest, you should come visit us!

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#12

Brazil

Best: People are very happy, nice, welcoming and helpful.
Worst: Corruption E.V.E.R.Y.W.H.E.R.E.

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Vanta Black
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1 year ago

So much corruption that the Amazon is still shrinking.

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#13

Philippines
Best: Warm, Hospitable, Close-knit community
Worst: Crab Mentality, Intrusive

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Vanta Black
Community Member
1 year ago

I have Filipino family, and this is true from what I've seen. Also, they are super Catholic.

#14

America
Best: Lots of people are friendly and there are many people who work to stop hate.
Worst: People politicize everything, even if it's just basic human rights. Minorities are ignored, and change is far to slow.

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#15

France, people are friendly (not in Paris) but they are complaining all the time for everything intead of enjoying the luck to live in this country. Pathetic...

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F. H.
Community Member
1 year ago

Are you sure you don't mean Germany? Complaining is a national sport here, I'm kind of a professional myself. The best part is that often people will complain to the point they are either shouted at or offered special treatment - it is customary to refuse the latter because you have allready formend an opinion and don't want to be bribed.

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#16

Sri Lanka

Best: Amazing hospitality, generosity, and sense of community.

Worst: Too much friendliness to the point people can get very nosy, have no sense of personal space and offer unsolicited advice on everything from politics to whom you should marry.

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#17

India
Best: Love your neighbor like your family
Worst: Interfere in your neighbor's life like it is your own

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Ben Stubbs
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1 year ago

I shouldn't, but lol x

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#18

England
people have a good sense of humour
but honestly we talk and complain about weather far too much. its like the topic of almost any conversation of anyone over 30.

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Jon S.
Community Member
1 year ago

I was chatting with my wife about this topic and she said exactly the same! I think weather is a 'safe' topic we can always comment on without knowing anything else about the person we're talking to. Sometimes it feels better than an awkward silence. But it is certainly boring.

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#19

America
People will hate you silently but will later ask you to do something and you cant refuse because your mother is behind you ... or just mt neighbors

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#20

Colombia:
Best: Warm, generous and welcoming people.
Worst: Corruption everywhere!

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Vanta Black
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1 year ago

This seems to be the norm all over South America.

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#21

England
Best: Our instinctive ability to form an orderly queue.
Worst: Very reluctant to commit to conversations and friendships.

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Holly Molly
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1 year ago

reluctant to commit to friendships? i.e. don't like to have friends? like being alone?

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#22

America
Good-There is still TP and cleaning supplies
Good- There is still food
Bad- Politics and crap
Bad- PEOPLE ARENT SOCIAL DISTANCING IN DAKOTA OR AND OTHER FRIKIN PLACE

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Community Member
1 year ago

Heh

#23

im polish but living in britain and i don't under stand why when people think of britain they think of posh accents and tea

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1 year ago

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