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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Depends on the answer to several questions, one of which is whether you mentally adjust your behaviour towards people once you find out whether they're from England or Australia. Could be that you getting along better is self-fulfilling if you want be be appealing to English people who are then subsequently more friendly towards you, thus fuelling your positive opinion, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Why is it that, as a general rule, I get along with English people so much better than Australians?

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    Because you are a ****ing strange IMO.
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    People get along well with persons they find to be paternalistic. I bet you can find some sort of direct co-relation there.
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    You accept mediocrity and are a proponent, and exponent, of boring cricket. Enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    You accept mediocrity and are a proponent, and exponent, of boring cricket. Enough?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Have met quite a few that aren't cricket fans now too though, and it's the same. Including those I've met in person in Australia who are from England originally.

    I just find it a little curious. Wondering if I'll fit in better over there or it's just wishful thinking.
    Struggle to believe you'd fit in well anywhere, tbf.

    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!!!!!!!

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    GIMH Wag. Really disproved my notions about Englishmen being boring, stiff upper lip, etc.

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    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 :-)

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Struggle to believe you'd fit in well anywhere, tbf.

    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.
    Might be some truth in that (although not English people in Spain), always find over here that Australian's are some of the most friendly people you can meet. Though that might just be the accent tricking me.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Struggle to believe you'd fit in well anywhere, tbf.

    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.
    All the Americans I've met overseas have driven me nuts tbh. Without exception.

    The ones at uni are usually pretty cool though, even if half of them are straight out of a Hollywood teen movie.
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