Although Germans may seem reserved or even unfriendly, they are not as standoffish as they may first appear. Germans are very frank and will not hesitate to show disapproval. To the uninitiated this may come across as confrontational, but it stems mostly from honesty. Germans tend to be quite direct but polite.
With regards to formalities, the English language is quite straightforward in that the use of “you” can apply to both formal and casual situations, and to all people. However, it is important to note that this is not the case with the German language. In terms of social customs and etiquette, whilst the basic rules […]
Real Germans hate “winging it”. They like pre-planned programs with lots of little details. They can usually be the first people to point out that you made a mistake in your planning. Germans value order, privacy and punctuality. They are thrifty, hard working and industrious. Germans respect perfectionism in all areas of business and private […]