Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"
Norwegians are polite, pragmatic and efficient
Politeness in Norway means not to disturb others
Norwegians prevent unnecessary verbal communication
They do not need help from anyone
They like to be independent
Not to owe others
Not to disturb others
They are polite in their Norwegian way
The pragmatic Norwegian arm may be surprising for some
Especially those coming from countries where politeness norms differ from Norway
For Norwegians, it is much simpler, polite and pragmatic to reach out to what they want across the table
than disturbing the one sitting next to them by asking to pass them the bread!
Read more about our amazing Norwegian friends in Our Social Guidebooks to Norway