... are the most misunderstood of all. While commonly seen as reserved, quiet and set in their ways, they are among the most extroverted and open to new experiences.
This was one of the results of a study, published in the Science Magazine. Three different surveys of nearly 4000 people across 50 nationalities were carried out to explore if national stereotypes were based on fact.
According to Robert McCrae, who led the research, the findings offer the strongest evidence yet that national stereotypes are not grounded in observations of real individuals, but are cultural myths.
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