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Old January 1st, 2017, 08:07 AM   #1
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I dislike my own nationality. Is that normal?


I am British yet I find most British people completely insufferable. Arrogant, sarcastic, sneering, self-serving, believe in nothing, often aggressive and very often foul mouthed too. I even find most British regional accents to be very irritating and grating.

I find you can tell a Brit easily even on forums just by the way they write, they always have this smug and arrogant tone.

Yet I get the impression most non-British people like the British character and sarcastic British humour, especially Americans and generally don't seem to relate to my dislike of my own country and culture.
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Old January 1st, 2017, 08:11 AM   #2

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Are you being sarcastic?

Pardon me in advance
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Old January 1st, 2017, 08:13 AM   #3

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No, that's not normal. I think everyone in the world knows reasons for pride for any sort of Brits. Can't that be cured somehow?
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Old January 1st, 2017, 08:14 AM   #4

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I am British yet I find most British people completely insufferable. Arrogant, sarcastic, sneering, self-serving, believe in nothing, often aggressive and very often foul mouthed too. I even find most British regional accents to be very irritating and grating.

I find you can tell a Brit easily even on forums just by the way they write, they always have this smug and arrogant tone.

Yet I get the impression most non-British people like the British character and sarcastic British humour, especially Americans and generally don't seem to relate to my dislike of my own country and culture.
Wait, are you talking about state or nation?

In Italy it's not rare to meet Italians not that glad to be Italian ... Overall Northern Italians tend not to feel a great linkage with Rome.

It's about state, not nation: Italians are Italians, period. Despite the existence of an Italian state, to say all.
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Old January 1st, 2017, 08:18 AM   #5
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I am British yet I find most British people completely insufferable. Arrogant, sarcastic, sneering, self-serving, believe in nothing, often aggressive and very often foul mouthed too. I even find most British regional accents to be very irritating and grating.

I find you can tell a Brit easily even on forums just by the way they write, they always have this smug and arrogant tone.

Yet I get the impression most non-British people like the British character and sarcastic British humour, especially Americans and generally don't seem to relate to my dislike of my own country and culture.
Some people (usually a smallish minority in each country) are uncomfortable with their own country and/or culture.. Typically they end up emigrating and/or marrying someone from another culture

So its not "normal" in a statistical sense but its not exceptional either

Personnally I cant stand the Harry Potter movies due to the inbuilt nostalgia for "old england" (whatever that is)...I dont think most non brits like the brit character, they just recognize it as a particular trait....
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Old January 1st, 2017, 09:32 AM   #6

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Wait, are you talking about state or nation?

In Italy it's not rare to meet Italians not that glad to be Italian ... Overall Northern Italians tend not to feel a great linkage with Rome.

It's about state, not nation: Italians are Italians, period. Despite the existence of an Italian state, to say all.
I remember a movie "Bread and Chocolate" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bread_and_Chocolate). An Italian emigrant (Nino Manfredi) was all to convert himself to a blond German. He declared all Italian bad and inferior. But then comes a great scene in a bar when he celebrates a goal scored by Fabio Capello. His patriotism comes back with all magnificent force.
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Old January 1st, 2017, 09:46 AM   #7

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I am British yet I find most British people completely insufferable. Arrogant, sarcastic, sneering, self-serving, believe in nothing, often aggressive and very often foul mouthed too. I even find most British regional accents to be very irritating and grating.

I find you can tell a Brit easily even on forums just by the way they write, they always have this smug and arrogant tone.

Yet I get the impression most non-British people like the British character and sarcastic British humour, especially Americans and generally don't seem to relate to my dislike of my own country and culture.
What/where do you spend your free time?
What kind of people do you hang out with?
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Old January 1st, 2017, 09:53 AM   #8

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The grass always seems greener on the other side. I don't believe in blind, unquestioning xenopohobia, but I liken an intense dislike of one's own nation to a self loathing on a personal level. I don't believe it is healthy.
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Old January 1st, 2017, 11:48 AM   #9

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Imagine if the OP had said he was a black person.....
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Old January 1st, 2017, 11:55 AM   #10

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I am British yet I find most British people completely insufferable.
Know thyself.......
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