Linear-active cultures


A linear-active person is task-oriented, direct, and organized.

Dislikes multitasking. Sticks to facts. Talks and listens in equal proportions. Prefers truth over diplomacy and does not fear confrontation.

Logic is more important than emotions. Partly hides feelings and values privacy and results. Willing to compromise when necessary.

Doesn’t have a strong inclination to use connections. Respects the law and has faith in authorities.

Countries for linear-active people: United States, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland.


What if you want to live in Italy?

It may take you a while to get used to the Italian wide range of emotions and to their organization. You might perceive it as chaotic at the beginning but it is just more relations-oriented. Be proactive and create new, meaningful connections by being genuinely interested in locals and their great culture. Northern Italy and big cities will probably work for you better than the South and small towns.

If you want to learn more about Italian culture, read my book “Understanding Italy” (free with Kindle Unlimited) to get lots of useful information about life in Italy and italians.


Beware of stereotypes!

Not every German will be precise and punctual and not every Italian will be emotional and talkative. This test is based on a general scale model developed by Richard D. Lewis.

Some countries are in the middle of the scale, for example, Canadians are generally a mix of active and reactive types:



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