Why are Norwegians so selfish and unfriendly?

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Carlos

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Yeah, me too. I know that many Norwegains believe that they are "spesial". I often hear Norwegians saying things like. "This is Norwegian so it is quality". Norway produces very little. Ninety odd percent of all products sold in Norway are not made in Norway by Norwegian hands. Brainwashing I guess. Nationalism is also extreme here. As for unfriendly, many Norwegians honestly think that they are super friendly, or "hyggelig", but they have nothing to comapare with. It's only when they live abroad that they begin to see how other people talk to, and interact with, one another.
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I've experienced racism from immigrants towards Norwegians many times here in Oslo. I'm a white guy and I'm dead tired of people, including even some white women today (due to among other things feminism) who hate white men or "the majority with all the power" or WASPs as they say in America. For this reason, all criticism of Norwegians annoys me.

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Morten wrote:
I've experienced racism from immigrants towards Norwegians many times here in Oslo. I'm a white guy and I'm dead tired of people, including even some white women today (due to among other things feminism) who hate white men or "the majority with all the power" or WASPs as they say in America. For this reason, all criticism of Norwegians annoys me.
Feminism is not good at all, a good Christian woman understands the balance between a man and a woman. I'm totally against women's abuse too, of course, I'm a woman myself.
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Romita wrote:
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Feminism is not good at all, a good Christian woman understands the balance between a man and a woman. I'm totally against women's abuse too, of course, I'm a woman myself.
Thant you..
I LOVE Conservative Women....you are Great.

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Dutch Truth wrote:
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I LOVE Conservative Women....you are Great.
Thank you friend n___n, I think in an ideal world husband and wife would work, wife would work a litle less because she would spent a time cooking lunch :D and if she has children, working less time so that she spends that time to raise them. It's good that a woman works, because we are capable of doing many things, as good as men do, but we can't abandon home responsibilities for it. Hire someone to cook your meals and to raise your children O__o? sure... and in the next years you will wonder why your sons and daughters dont respect you or show any love.
AsbvPlBG

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Poor Norwegian society....I can only pity them - one extremly selfish person can never be happy. They are all miserable and unhappy and do not know what is it to live a good life. One highly manipulated and brainwashed society, deeply seek people....
Waihekeisland

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All you non-Norwegians that post negative comments directed at Norwegian society should have first researched information on the internet and try to talk to any Norwegian tourist in your country or a citizen of your country that was in Norway.What did you expect?Did you expect Norwegians to hug you and welcome you into their houses and apartments?Feed you?Sleep with you?Give you a job within your first week in the country?
Knut

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Try to talk to a Norwegian tourist in your country? Many non-Norwegians came with their Norwegian partners. They were familiar with Norway beforehand. Speaking to a Norwegian tourist or citizen is of zero use when one is livig in Norway, fighting for survival. You know absolutely nothing of this. This is isn't some kind of lonely planet European vacation plan. These are adults with marriages and children. Grow up child.
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Hei, we don't expect miracles....here we are talking about basic culture and normal attitude, respect and behaviour especially toward working people who pay taxes, work hard and are much more educated and open-minded that the local ones. Many norwegians are waiting for NAV-s penger because it is easier instead of moving their a...es and work. They just big themselves and think they are a great nation, but poor people...they just have a "copy - paste" attitude of a "great" nation, which make them look funny......
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I am an exchange student here in Norway and I can honestly say I would despise the entire thing if it wasn't for another exchange student friend who lives in a near by town. I have been here for like 8 months and have been extremely outgoing and nice. I start conversations and make kind gestures all the time but I get minimum response and everyone outside of like two people (my previous host dad who is now living somewhere else and my exchange student friend who is from the United States)completely blow me off and don't give me so much as a hello. Even my fucking host family members avoid me! I have seriously felt like an outsider this entire time and my return trip could not come faster. The people here are self-centered, oblivious and unfriendly. I fucking hate Norway!
Yesitsboring

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stuckinNorway wrote:
I am an exchange student here in Norway and I can honestly say I would despise the entire thing if it wasn't for another exchange student friend who lives in a near by town. I have been here for like 8 months and have been extremely outgoing and nice. I start conversations and make kind gestures all the time but I get minimum response and everyone outside of like two people (my previous host dad who is now living somewhere else and my exchange student friend who is from the United States)completely blow me off and don't give me so much as a hello. Even my fucking host family members avoid me! I have seriously felt like an outsider this entire time and my return trip could not come faster. The people here are self-centered, oblivious and unfriendly. I fucking hate Norway!
That just about sums up the social skills of the majority of Norwegians. Don't take it personally, the fault lies with the Norwegians and their overwhelming social awkwardness. To put it simply, most of them have the social skills of a scarecrow. I have been dealing with Norwegians for years and it doesn't get any easier. By nature I will greet people I am familiar with and say hello or at least acknowledge them. Very often the Norwegians will just ignore my greeting or more often than not just ignore me completely and stare off into the distance like you are not there. I don't accept the argument that this is just how things are in Norwegian society. It is just downright rude and ignorant. No excuse for it.
Yesitsboring

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Thank you friend n___n, I think in an ideal world husband and wife would work, wife would work a litle less because she would spent a time cooking lunch :D and if she has children, working less time so that she spends that time to raise them. It's good that a woman works, because we are capable of doing many things, as good as men do, but we can't abandon home responsibilities for it. Hire someone to cook your meals and to raise your children O__o? sure... and in the next years you will wonder why your sons and daughters dont respect you or show any love.
Please tell me this is a wind up.
Yesitsboring

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Feminism is not good at all, a good Christian woman understands the balance between a man and a woman. I'm totally against women's abuse too, of course, I'm a woman myself.
What a load of utter and complete bollox
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stuckinNorway wrote:
I am an exchange student here in Norway and I can honestly say I would despise the entire thing if it wasn't for another exchange student friend who lives in a near by town. I have been here for like 8 months and have been extremely outgoing and nice. I start conversations and make kind gestures all the time but I get minimum response and everyone outside of like two people (my previous host dad who is now living somewhere else and my exchange student friend who is from the United States)completely blow me off and don't give me so much as a hello. Even my fucking host family members avoid me! I have seriously felt like an outsider this entire time and my return trip could not come faster. The people here are self-centered, oblivious and unfriendly. I fucking hate Norway!
I feel for you. I have lived here for many years, speak the language fluently, and know the country, and its people very well. This is unfortunately a very common experience. Most people keep themselves to themselves, and only mix with their group of childhood friends. It's very difficult to make freindships in Norway. As for the "It can be hard in the beginning, but then when you are blessed enough to gain a Norwegian friend, your life will be enriched tenfold, and you will have the best friend in the World for ever crap". That is simply bull, do not buy into that. I feel really bad for anyone coming to Norway without Norwegian family, or friends. The Norwegian society is very cold, and xenophobic. Even non-Norwegians that study at University, or have jobs here quickly become frozen out. It is not common to be invited out or to dinner at somebody's home. The Norwegian language, and way of being is not exactly rich or colorfull. If one desires a hotdog. One simply barks "hotdog". card in machine. Done. There is minimal verbal or eye contact. It's pretty weird. Don't expect to feel good spending money. There is generally no attempt at a service culture. Instead of the customer is always right. It's more the customer is lucky to be here at all. I think one of the pitfalls of living in Norway, is that many people, including non-Norwegians, love to propogate the myth that when living in Norway, it's all about outdoor living. This simply is not the case. Most people live in and around the "cities". For most of the year, the people get up when it is dark, most people take the bus, car, subway, tram to work, usually an office job, come home, and veg out in front of the tv. Norwegians watch a lot of tv, mainly American imports. Most people would be embarrased to admit how much tv they watch as they do not want to be seen as fat, stupid Americans. Yet, I know enough Norwegians to know that almost all people follow several tv series, and watch films several times a week. The best time to visit Norway is between May and September. That's when Norwegians begin to wake up. They may even smile at you, or have a joke with you. Don't expect any flirting though. Norwegian culture isn't that far advanced yet, unfortunately. If you lived here all year round, you would notice that suddenly there is a party, or a bbq every week. People are more open to invite new people, or freinds of freinds. Norway basically shuts down between the months of October and April. If you do not have anyone to talk to/with, or hang out with (I can't bring myself to type "hang with". I'm to old. It just sounds like a non-first language English speaking European, trying to be hip and copying an Afro-American teenager's vernacular. Cringe.) Of course it will be extremely depressing. And those interactions you get in the shops, or where ever probably will not be exactly "uplifting". It's typical Norwegain to go to somebody's home and all be sufing online, or watching a movie, or listening to a song individually, with individual laptops, tablets or smart phones. This is considered normal and not rude. One is expected to keep a certain distance and be self sufficient.
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I feel for you. I have lived here for many years ... and be self sufficient.
As an ex-bergenser, I sadly agree with you. I now live in the UK and I doubt I will ever return to Norge. It's just far too depressing a place to live. I have now learned that the norsk high standard of living is just brainwashing and simply not true. After spending half my life "up the mountain" I am so glad to finally have a culture to be part of, friends I can trust and family that is pretty close to normal!

British people are not perfect but they are open, friendly and willing to welcome newcomers with open arms. Finally I have neighbours who speak to me and invite me to dinner partys and barbecues. It's amazing!! The social life here is just light-years ahead of dreary Bergen.

So I have traded in my Bergen passport and I'm not coming back, my new home is so much better.

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What a load of utter and complete bollox
monstruo al ataque! un tipo infeliz que solo es feliz cuando insulta a los demas... aja O_O
Jack

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Yet if alcohol is involved then these psychological and physical barriers come crashing down. On the whole, Norwegians are poor drinkers. They quickly become drunk and obnoxious. It's common that when Norwegians are drunk, and loose enough, that they start to communicate in what they believe is American gangsta rap. As the night progresses one will have the pleasure of hearing about how terrible one's own country is based on some online survey. While explaining in depth how Norway leads the World in morality and decency, before cheating on their partner of course. Next comes the obligatory I can speak five or six langauges fluently, blah blah blah boring gibberish, "i'm a amazing", followed by the uncomfortable and very middle class white style dancing, which must be done in a sheep like fashion. Everybody on the dance floor. Everybody off the dance floor. There is no constant flow like in other cultures. It must be a throw back from the barn dancing, big band days. Then comes the fighting, crying, puking, shiting, pissing, passing out, drinking of the last drop. Norwegians really need to learn when to call it a night. So really you are not missing anything if it's any consolation. Still sucks though not even having the chance to laugh at them. I hope that you survive and don't carry the Norwegian scares with you too long, like us that have been here a while.
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Jack wrote:
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Yet if alcohol is involved then these psychological and physical barriers come crashing down. On the whole, Norwegians are poor drinkers. They quickly become drunk and obnoxious. It's common that when Norwegians are drunk, and loose enough, that they start to communicate in what they believe is American gangsta rap. As the night progresses one will have the pleasure of hearing about how terrible one's own country is based on some online survey. While explaining in depth how Norway leads the World in morality and decency, before cheating on their partner of course. Next comes the obligatory I can speak five or six langauges fluently, blah blah blah boring gibberish, "i'm a amazing", followed by the uncomfortable and very middle class white style dancing, which must be done in a sheep like fashion. Everybody on the dance floor. Everybody off the dance floor. There is no constant flow like in other cultures. It must be a throw back from the barn dancing, big band days. Then comes the fighting, crying, puking, shiting, pissing, passing out, drinking of the last drop. Norwegians really need to learn when to call it a night. So really you are not missing anything if it's any consolation. Still sucks though not even having the chance to laugh at them. I hope that you survive and don't carry the Norwegian scares with you too long, like us that have been here a while.
Good post and all very true. Agree absolutely with all of it especially the language part. I have found it to be a myth that Norwegians are good at languages. They boast particularly about their prowess in English.However, if you try and engage them in conversation in English, most of them will either shy away or realise that they do not actually have the skill to hold a conversation in English. They believe that speaking English fluently means being able to order pizza and beer in Gran Canaria. I find it really irritating that they have hijacked so many words from the English language and then altered the pronunciation and think they sound cool. The reality being that they sound like dickheads. For example "digg (to dig something a la 1960's hippy style ), lurnch ( lunch ), sorey ( sorry ) etc etc. Aaaaaarrrgggghhhh!

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More bollox,regardless of whatever language you use, what a surprise.
As you well know, you moron, the lingo on this board is English.
Too ignorant and coward to insult a woman like that. Enjoy my last message, you that feel yourself so brave, smart and superior to insult people. You will never stop my posts or shut my mouth when speaking about my faith. You are upset with God because something really bad happened to you and you hate 'believers' because you think they live in a cloud or a crystal bubble? No, we dont, we also have problems and disgrace in our lives but we dont get them over alone, we do it with God!

PD: it's never late to change unless you die, think it over :P
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You are upset with God because something really bad happened to you....
Something and someone that doesn't exist would never make me upset, but good for you if being a brainwashed gullible happy clapper makes you happy. kiss kiss x

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