Do you have expat DNA? An infographic

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Do You Have Expat DNA?

While drifting around the internet recently, I found this rather excellent infographic highlighting the different personality traits of expats. Pretty much says it all, I think!

Breaking down the Expat DNA:

What makes a great expat :

  • The ability to adapt to change – being flexible.
  • Keeping an open mind on the people and cultures that you encounter.
  • Learning & Speaking the local language.
  • Living, eating and going about life like the locals do and enjoying it : Being local.
  • Keen to observe and absorb the sights, sounds, smells and sensations that the world has to offer.
  • Open to new experiences and learning something new everyday.

Bad expat DNA:

  • Doesn’t stop complaining (Language is too hard, people are too rude or different).
  • Prefer to mingle only with expats who are similar to themselves.
  • Not making an effort to try the local foods or adhere to local customs.
  • Lead their lives like they did in their home country: resistant to change.
  • Gets homesick at the first thought of their home country.

Irrelevant DNA:

  • Being a well travelled individual has no bearing on being an expat. First time expats have just as much fun.
  • Have a high paying job – not a prerequisite to leading a fun and happy expat life.

This infographic looks at the DNA structure of an Expat

 

Inspiration:

We have to thank Lindsey for allowing us to create this infographic. We were inspired to make this infographic after we came across her blog on becoming a French Expat. You can find her blog here.

via Feedbacq Blog : Do You Have Expat DNA?

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