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What do you think about Swedish people?

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21. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 6y

Name: John

Age: a young 66

Country: USA

What is the first thing you think about even you hear about Sweden and Swedish people? blond hair, smorgasbord, Volvo & Saab, Bergman films

Before you had met someone from Sweden, what was your opinion about Swedish people? polite and reserved

After you had meet people from Sweden did it change your opinion about Sweden and Swedish people? In that case how? After I traveled in Sweden and met the Swedes, I was surprised how modern and relaxed they were

How do Swedish people act when they visit your country? Difficult to answer because they are so much like Americans in many ways, and we have many Scandinavian-Americans in my area - from what I observe, there is very little difference between middle class Swedes and middle class Americans

Do you think Swedish people act different from the people in your country in that case what are they doing differently? slightly more reserved, but more intelligent

22. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 6y

Bob - UK.

Dancing Queen (referring to a tune, not me ).

Nice people, the ones I've met - both while travelling and in their own country.
Loved Sweden - really struggled with the language. Reminds me of Dutch.
Great drinkers in the Amsterdam coffee shops - and very interesting travellers to talk to.
They refer a lot to how expensive Sweden is.
I loved Gothenberg.

23. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 6y

Name: Rob
What do I think of Swedish people?: Probably mostly clever enough not to have to spend more than 5 years in secondary school.

24. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 6y

Philippines, 30

I thought Swedish people are beautiful and they are! I expect them to be polite, PLATINUM blondes, smart, witty, non judgemental, anti american (just kidding), cool, loves music, H&M, and good conversations.

when I think about sweden, I think of words like FJORDS, midnight sun, salmon, ace of base, abba, and Scandinavia.

Last night, I was telling a guy, about a friend I met last may and I said that this was the coolest kid I met in 3 years. Then I remember, I was talking to a Swedish guy and so I said this kid is from Sweden. And last night, I finally got my facebook, so I added one more Swede in my account.

Are they different from my people, Asians??/ Ofcourse, but then, I am Asian, and I think we are very much the same. Nice people are nice people, and we just need to magnify our difference to keep social studies majors employed!

My swedish aquaintances have a nice accent when they speak English. By nice, I mean exotic, not incomprehensible, not too perky or nasal. Some of them would pass as Canadians, when I get my third Gin Tonic.

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26. Posted by Slussen (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

Hello,

Here are some truths written by a real Swedish guy: ME.

The Swedish people are the most boring people on the planet. (such as Scandinavian in general.)
If you have money you are the "best friend" of the world, or when they are completely drunk, they are your best friends forever. And after when they are normal, they ignore you completely.

The neighbors, for example, are any effort to avoid interlace the stairs, lift, talk, etc ...

Swedish mentality is based as a kind of "communism" democratic, that meaning: In Sweden you have to be equal to everyone.
If you are very open mind, very social, great communication, very versatile The Swedish people look at you strangely....

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29. Posted by mcphersonsammy (Budding Member 40 posts) 5y

Sweden is a lovely place and the Swedish people were just very welcoming when we were there. They were warm and hospitable. I don't really make pre-judgments or stereotypes when I travel. I just make my judgment once I've been at the place for at least a day already.

30. Posted by madpoet (Respected Member 413 posts) 5y

Name: Scott

Age: 41

Country: Canadian, but I live in China.

What is the first thing you think about even you hear about Sweden and Swedish people?

-The usual. We have a big IKEA store, here in Dalian, China, so I usually think of IKEA and Swedish meatballs (the main reason I go to IKEA these days).

Before you had met someone from Sweden, what was your opinion about Swedish people?

-I didn't really have an opinion of them.

After you had meet people from Sweden did it change your opinion about Sweden and Swedish people? In that case how?

-I met some very nice, and friendly, women from Sweden. Now I think I'd really like to visit their country.

How do Swedish people act when they visit your country?

-I've only met a few, but they were friendly and polite.

Do you think Swedish people act different from the people in your country in that case what are they doing differently?

-I think they are more willing to talk to people they don't know, and they are more generous to people they've just met.