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Which country's people smile at strangers the most? According to my experiences, people from some countries smile at strangers or foreigners well, while people from others generally have firm faces to them.

The most impressive people smiling frequently were Thai for me. Australians and Canadians also smiled well.

Can you share your thoughts and feelings about smiling?
Apr 24, 2019 9:32 AM
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 "Hot" cultures smile more, "cold" - less. Peoples in countries like Italy, Brazil, India express their emotions more in a more obvious way, more actively. 
April 24, 2019
I think the countryside is different from big cities. In the countryside in England people will often say "hello" when you pass, but if you did that in London you would probably be considered a bit strange.
April 24, 2019

Latin Americans (Colombians, Venezuelans, Mexicans, Brazilians) and Southeastern Asians (Thai, Filipinos) are super warm, friendly, and expressive to me.  Particularly those from the country side / small towns (pueblitos)

That is one of the most important reasons why I am learning Spanish and Portuguese.  In my opinion, if you are going to learn a language, it should be one where people from that country / culture are welcoming and appreciative of your efforts to learn that language.  Latinos have never gotten made fun of my American accent or incorrect grammar; they were always so patient with teaching me and appreciating my efforts to learn their languages.  It motivates me to keep learning, which creates a positive feedback loop :)

April 24, 2019
Here in the Philippines, people here normally smile at strangers because most people here are warm and hospitable. Personally, I'm not comfortable smiling at strangers because I don't now them plus I can never be too sure of who I'm dealing with so I'm usually wary until I think it's safe to deal with you. I only put my guard down and smile at those I think I can trust 
April 24, 2019
I think that goes to Brazilian people, though I had never been to Brazil!. But, they seemed happy all the time.
April 24, 2019
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