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Old 17th-January-2009   #1
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Does Finnish Body Language exist?


What do you think? Does Finnish Body Language exist?
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Old 18th-January-2009   #2
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... nice question, I was wondering the same thing...

I think Finnish body language is somewhat particular and I've saw it activate after a few Lappin Kultas...

But that's just based on my very few trips to Finland, so...
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it's virtually non-existent. but give a few karhus, they turn to normal hand-gestures.
i like watching the transition!
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Of course we have, it's just really imperceptible and you need much practice to learn to read it.^.^ Sometimes you need much time to read and think what someone meant with some gesture in some situation 'cause many people are quite professionals to hide their real thoughts etc. even if they wouldn't want to hide them or then they don't know how much is proper to show their feelings 'cause their parents never told them or mostly people are just shy. But there's still little clues where you can see what's going on. Thought I don't know then how it might look to a foreigner... probably very ummm... boring and reserved as mentioned before? Also it depends is the Finn a guy or a girl since guys and adults are usually the worst xD(Only my point of view^^)

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Finnish extroverts


Finnish Extroverts

How can you tell the difference between a Finnish introvert and a Finnish extrovert?

When he's talking to you a Finnish introvert looks at his feet. A Finnish extrovert looks at yours....

Of course this only applies when they are sober. Finns seem to undergo a total change of personality after a few drinks and they become your best buddies then.
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I think that Finns do possess body language, I think that it is very, very, subtle. One as to be very attentive to notice these minute changes. It can be very difficult for those who are use to reading the blatant body language displayed by other cultures.
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It exists, but it is that subtle that it's practically imperceptible for foreigners... you have to be quite observative to notice it!

Complicated for latins, that we are used to huge amount of excesive gestures when speaking
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