Norwegian Personal Space | Alt for Norge

This is when you know that a Norwegian bus stop is full

And that you need to stand

Actually this is just part of the picture

The complete picture looks a little bit more like this 


Norwegians need space

A lot of Space

When I moved to Norway

I noticed that Norwegians would move away from me when i sat too close to them 

And that they needed much more space than what I was used to

When interacting with people of a different culture

We need to make an effort to understand why people behave as they do

For the last 7 years, I have been explaining the Norwegian culture to foreigners and Norwegian themselves

We all see the world through our own cultural glasses

I help people see the world through Norwegian cultural classes

And help Norwegians to realize how their behaviors may be perceived.

It was a pleasure to contribute to Alt for Norge 2019 and give a crash course to our American friends tongiht!

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



By Julien S. Bourrelle

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