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    Are Westerners more friendly?

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    are eskimos more friendly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Are Westerners more friendly?
    A general question or specific?

    And westerners, there are a wide variety of them. Any one specific?

    If you insist on general overall response, yes, they are friendlier in general.
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    Yes, it is common practice for them to smile at others, even strangers, as a friendly greeting.
    Here, noone smiles or greets you in any way... and if you do smile to a stranger here, they look at you like you've lost your mind!
    I've tried it... got nothing but strange stares and faces like I'm nuts.
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    Default Re: Are Westerners more friendly?

    Well all depends what one is looking at....

    Asian's traditionally follow more of a coconut culture tough from outside really hard to break at first but when these are cracked we are really soft from within.

    Westerner's are traditionally the other way round ..they have a clear line drawn for you at all times .

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsv13 View Post
    Well all depends what one is looking at....

    Asian's traditionally follow more of a coconut culture tough from outside really hard to break at first but when these are cracked we are really soft from within.

    Westerner's are traditionally the other way round ..they have a clear line drawn for you at all times .

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    I do not believe this is a Asian Westerner problem, but rather different cultures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WuffRuff View Post
    Yes, it is common practice for them to smile at others, even strangers, as a friendly greeting.
    Here, noone smiles or greets you in any way... and if you do smile to a stranger here, they look at you like you've lost your mind!
    I've tried it... got nothing but strange stares and faces like I'm nuts.
    obviously you've never been to new york...hahaha

    it's probably a perception we get from films and tourists that they are friendlier. when you've spent thousands of dollars and enjoying yourself in a foreign land, of course you'll be smiling!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Are Westerners more friendly?
    If you're comparing to Singaporeans, yeah, anybody else is friendlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antacid View Post
    obviously you've never been to new york...hahaha

    it's probably a perception we get from films and tourists that they are friendlier. when you've spent thousands of dollars and enjoying yourself in a foreign land, of course you'll be smiling!
    I agree about the new york part. I think New Yorkers are quite a frenly group of people... can't helped but smiling back and chatting with them in return.

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    Default Re: Are Westerners more friendly?

    hey peps, i tot this type of thread cannot de?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpoet View Post

    If you insist on general overall response, yes, they are friendlier in general.
    Nonsense!

    I would say Happy people of any races are the friendliest ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canonised View Post
    Nonsense!

    I would say Happy people of any races are the friendliest ....
    then there must be alot of unhappy people here
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    yes. the Westerners I interact with on an almost daily basis over in Australia are more open to me smiling at them as a form of greeting/acknowledgment.

    over here, try doing that and you'll get the stares from the other party with messages such as "what the f*** are you smiling at!" or "is that old perv trying to pick me up?" or "urh. you smiling at me? did I leave my fly open?" and the likes.
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    Easterners are more friendlier towards Westerners. LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpoet View Post
    then there must be alot of unhappy people here
    Don't think it is unhappiness.

    It's the stress of living in a competitive and congested society.

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    Default Re: Are Westerners more friendly?

    please keep all racist remarks to yourself,
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