Hi again! I'm sorry I haven't replied until now, I've been ill
To Zarq, SquareRootofBlue and Menacing Spike (I don't quote your posts to make this more readable): Thanks to all of you for your help! Can I count with you to give the "insider view" from your country, then?
GoodRudeFun wrote:Being from america, I think of every other country as hardworking by comparison. I also am inclined to think of every other European country as more intelligent as well.
That may or may not help.
Yeah, everything you tell me helps, of course!
Its interesting how almost every american who has answered me tends to be very critical to his own country and remark positive aspects of foreign countries... At least until now, I've only received one answer explaining negative stereotypes, and it was specified that it wasn't the author's point of view, but the one he thought most american have. So if you think about it, what he was actually doing was being critical with his own country for having negative stereotypes, which confirms the tendency I guess
The problem is, I don't know whether americans really have those negative stereotypes of theirselves and positive stereotypes of foreing countries, or is just that they "hide" their negative stereotypes of foreign countries ( perhaps fearing that they'll be considered racist, intolerant pr if they're honest?).
Of course, I'm not talking about you specifically, GoodRudeFun. I guess I'm just divagating about the experiment results...