Happy Norwegian Father's Day

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"

Father's Day

People around the world express their warm feelings towards their fathers

Norwegians are often subtle in their praise and careful in their expression of feelings

While in many countries we learn to express feelings openly from a young age

Norwegians often imply how they feel

Rather than saying it out straight

They may not have much facial expression

Not much body movement

Speech may be indirect

If you are used to a culture

Which uses a lot of facial expression

Body movement

Clear speech

When expressing feelings in a relationship

Norwegians may appear as lacking feeling


Norwegians do have feelings

They just express them differently

In their own subtle and indirect way

Make a conscious effort to interpret the expression of feelings in the perspective of the person who express them

This is valid when interacting with any culture


Read more about our amazing Norwegian friends in Our Social Guidebooks to Norway 


By Julien S. Bourrelle

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