Freud would have a theory or two...
Freud would have a theory or two...
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Also find that the biggest ****s generally aren't the ones that are going to be traveling overseas much (Corrin), so the Poms you meet in Aus. probably wouldn't be entirely representative of the actual English population. Definitely find it that way with Americans, in that those you meet overseas tend to be cracking people.
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In saying that though, I've met some Americans who were thicker then a door post and it probably would of been a good thing if they weren't issued with a passport. I'M NOT FROM IRELAND!!!!!!!
GIMH Wag. Really disproved my notions about Englishmen being boring, stiff upper lip, etc.
My general impression (and I must have made upward of fifty visits to UK) is that Englishmen by and large are very polite and come across as very decent people. This is invariably true for travelers like me for who not many of them are in the friend category. I think as complete strangers to you the English have to be one of the best mannered to interact with. You can feel it in the shops, bars and other commercial establishments as well. They are soft spoken and rarely say anything impolite.
Australians on the other hand are more full of life and louder (not meant in a negative sense here ) and can come across as over-bearing when complete or near strangers but I have to admit that when one gets to know them better there are few better and warmer friendships in the world than you can enjoy with an Australian.
Its much easier to befriend an Aussie and it takes much longer to do that with an Englishman and even then a polite distance may always remain never bringing to the friendship a the easy camaraderie of an Aussie. Needless to say, its much easier to pick up a fight with an Aussie too :-)
Its an interesting question. *stereotyping hat on* Many Brits can be stand offish initially but that is generally social shyness and being socially conservative amongst people you dont really know. The opposite being once you get to know I find the Brits to be really relaxed and less guarded than most once they let their guard down.
I have said it previously, IMO a best case scenario is working with Americans and socialising with Brits. Nothing to do with the nationality per se just to do with what they do pretty well. I class myself as an American in everything but accent and love of cricket but I find the company of Brits, once the initial hurdle is negotiated, to be less forced and more open than other nationalities I encounter.
Just an opinion loosely based on experience and trends and of course there are millions that would buck this pattern.
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Nearly everyone I met in WA was really nice as well.
There are great people and ****s everywhere though of course.
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