Monday, March 22, 2021

What is Finnish Nightmare? - Social Psychology 3

Fig 01- Sunlight, just for illustration.

When I was a student in Denmark in 1990’s, sure, I met students or people from other Scandinavian countries:

- Finland

- Sweden

- Norway

- Iceland


I did not notice “awkward behavior” called as “Finnish Nightmare.” The a socially awkward was depicted in a webcomic by Karoliina Korhonen.

The webcomic was translated in Asian (far eastern) countries:

- China

- Japanese

- Korea.


In Japan, the book got Gaiman award in 2017. The award is designed to make Japanese aware of the best comic outside Japan.


Fig 02- Matti, the comic figure, feels awkward to sit to next other 
people (credit to Karoliina Korhonen)

The comic got hit in China, especially to millennial generations, because they “dream” of privacy as one of reasons.


Fig 03- Matti decided to buy than take a free sample 
(credit to Karoliina Korhonen).

Finland has huge space compare to crowd cities in China. However, Matti, male Finnish in the cartoon respects:

- peace

- quiet

- personal space


Young Chinese who was born as a kid under China’s single child policy identified themselves as Finnish nightmare.

They believe that their characters similar to Matti in terms of:

- avoids talking to others

- live alone happily

- hide from neighbors

- inconvenient to work in pairs

- do not like to be single out

- a kind of social phobia.


Do you know about Finnish Nightmare? What do you think?

35 comments:

  1. ...this is new to me, but I read today that Nordic countries are among the happiest countries in the world.

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  2. This is completely new to me. I had a coworker from Finland years ago and she was very social and happy-go-lucky. I know that she now lives in HK and works in Shenzhen. Both cities are extremely crowded.

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    1. Knew to me as well..... I see


      Thanks-
      What is Finnish Nightmare? - Social Psychology 3
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      Fig 01- Sunlight, just for illustration.

      When I was a student in Denmark in 1990’s, sure, I met students or people from other Scandinavian countries:
      - Finland
      - Sweden
      - Norway
      - Iceland

      I did not notice “awkward behavior” called as “Finnish Nightmare.” The a socially awkward was depicted in a webcomic by Karoliina Korhonen.

      The webcomic was translated in Asian (far eastern) countries:
      - China
      - Japanese
      - Korea.

      In Japan, the book got Gaiman award in 2017. The award is designed to make Japanese aware of the best comic outside Japan.

      Delete
  3. Je ne connais pas mais je crois que je ressemble à Matti haha
    Bonne journée

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    1. Thanks-
      What is Finnish Nightmare? - Social Psychology 3
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      Fig 02- Matti, the comic figure, feels awkward to sit to next other
      people (credit to Karoliina Korhonen)

      The comic got hit in China, especially to millennial generations, because they “dream” of privacy as one of reasons.

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  4. Never heard of it. I did grow up in west Texas. Lots of wide open space there. I know I would never want to live in the big city areas.

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  5. Well I'm a Finn. We do value our privacy. 🇫🇮

    In these hazardous corona virus times we have to keep a 2 metre distance and here in Finland we joke about it asking why do we have to be so close to each other when the normal distance between two strangers is 5 metres? 😀😀😀

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  6. Well, there will be more of us living it as life gets back nearly to normal.

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    1. Hope so ....


      Thanks-
      What is Finnish Nightmare? - Social Psychology 3
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      Fig 03- Matti decided to buy than take a free sample
      (credit to Karoliina Korhonen).

      Finland has huge space compare to crowd cities in China. However, Matti, male Finnish in the cartoon respects:
      - peace
      - quiet
      - personal space

      Young Chinese who was born as a kid under China’s single child policy identified themselves as Finnish nightmare.

      They believe that their characters similar to Matti in terms of:
      - avoids talking to others
      - live alone happily
      - hide from neighbors
      - inconvenient to work in pairs
      - do not like to be single out
      - a kind of social phobia.

      Do you know about Finnish Nightmare? What do you think?

      Delete
  7. I have never hear about Finnish nightmare. I think that IT is very interesting.

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  8. I had never heard of Finnish nightmare. The thing about Finland is that, year after year, they rank number one as the happiest country in the world. Now that doesn't seem like a nightmare!

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  9. Never heard it...Thanks for your sharing...

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    1. Thanks-
      What is Finnish Nightmare? - Social Psychology 3
      -
      Fig 01- Sunlight, just for illustration.

      When I was a student in Denmark in 1990’s, sure, I met students or people from other Scandinavian countries:
      - Finland
      - Sweden
      - Norway
      - Iceland

      I did not notice “awkward behavior” called as “Finnish Nightmare.” The a socially awkward was depicted in a webcomic by Karoliina Korhonen.

      The webcomic was translated in Asian (far eastern) countries:
      - China
      - Japanese
      - Korea.

      In Japan, the book got Gaiman award in 2017. The award is designed to make Japanese aware of the best comic outside Japan.

      Delete
  10. Tanza, Interesting but I recently saw that Finland has been rated as the happiest country in the world for the 4th time in a row... Stay Safe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  11. I did not know it and I found it very interesting, thanks!

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  12. Interesting, I've never heard of this before!
    Greetings

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    1. new to me too...


      Thanks-
      What is Finnish Nightmare? - Social Psychology 3
      -
      Fig 02- Matti, the comic figure, feels awkward to sit to next other people (credit to Karoliina Korhonen)

      The comic got hit in China, especially to millennial generations, because they “dream” of privacy as one of reasons.

      Delete
  13. It is new to me and fascinating!

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  14. So I've never heard that.
    Greetings.

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  15. I never heard this before either.

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    1. I see ....


      Thanks-
      What is Finnish Nightmare? - Social Psychology 3
      -
      Fig 03- Matti decided to buy than take a free sample
      (credit to Karoliina Korhonen).

      Finland has huge space compare to crowd cities in China.
      However, Matti, male Finnish in the cartoon respects:
      - peace
      - quiet
      - personal space

      Young Chinese who was born as a kid under China’s single child policy identified themselves as Finnish nightmare.

      They believe that their characters similar to Matti in terms of:
      - avoids talking to others
      - live alone happily
      - hide from neighbors
      - inconvenient to work in pairs
      - do not like to be single out
      - a kind of social phobia.

      Do you know about Finnish Nightmare? What do you think?

      Delete
  16. Haha … who can’t relate to feeling awkward at times … but it’s news to me that the Finns, in particular, are familiar with these fits of discomfort. :)

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    1. Thanks-
      What is Finnish Nightmare? - Social Psychology 3
      -
      Fig 01- Sunlight, just for illustration.

      When I was a student in Denmark in 1990’s, sure, I met students or people from other Scandinavian countries:
      - Finland
      - Sweden
      - Norway
      - Iceland

      I did not notice “awkward behavior” called as “Finnish Nightmare.” The a socially awkward was depicted in a webcomic by Karoliina Korhonen.

      The webcomic was translated in Asian (far eastern) countries:
      - China
      - Japanese
      - Korea.

      In Japan, the book got Gaiman award in 2017. The award is designed to make Japanese aware of the best comic outside Japan.

      Delete
  18. Tghank you very much for your helpful post and lovely photos!

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  19. This is so new for us! Very interesting information. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. So interesting, actually...


      Thanks-
      What is Finnish Nightmare? - Social Psychology 3
      -
      Fig 02- Matti, the comic figure, feels awkward to sit to next other people (credit to Karoliina Korhonen)

      The comic got hit in China, especially to millennial generations, because they “dream” of privacy as one of reasons.

      Delete
  20. My people hate privacy LOL They like to stick their noses everywhere, totally opposite of Brits, Fins, Germans.

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  21. Hello friend, how are you!
    I had no idea about this syndrome,
    thanks for divulging.
    A kiss and a bouquet of roses for you.

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    1. I am good and how about you?


      Thanks-
      What is Finnish Nightmare? - Social Psychology 3
      -
      Fig 03- Matti decided to buy than take a free sample
      (credit to Karoliina Korhonen).

      Finland has huge space compare to crowd cities in China.
      However, Matti, male Finnish in the cartoon respects:
      - peace
      - quiet
      - personal space

      Young Chinese who was born as a kid under China’s single child policy identified themselves as Finnish nightmare.

      They believe that their characters similar to Matti in terms of:
      - avoids talking to others
      - live alone happily
      - hide from neighbors
      - inconvenient to work in pairs
      - do not like to be single out
      - a kind of social phobia.

      Do you know about Finnish Nightmare? What do you think?

      Delete
  22. Hello Tanza!
    Thanks for visiting "Pétalas de Sabedoria".
    I'll come back to discover your interesting blog.
    Have a nice day.

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    1. Thanks-
      What is Finnish Nightmare? - Social Psychology 3
      -
      Fig 01- Sunlight, just for illustration.

      When I was a student in Denmark in 1990’s, sure, I met students or people from other Scandinavian countries:
      - Finland
      - Sweden
      - Norway
      - Iceland

      I did not notice “awkward behavior” called as “Finnish Nightmare.” The a socially awkward was depicted in a webcomic by Karoliina Korhonen.

      The webcomic was translated in Asian (far eastern) countries:
      - China
      - Japanese
      - Korea.

      In Japan, the book got Gaiman award in 2017. The award is designed to make Japanese aware of the best comic outside Japan.

      Delete

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