Why we do not like to meet compatriots abroad?

Hearing the native language while traveling, we often feel uncomfortable and even annoyance, and choosing a place to relax, give preference to the region, where the "little Russian". What makes us so irritated respond to their compatriots?

Why we do not like to meet compatriots abroad?

Catherine Dubovsky, a social psychologist.

"Meeting with countrymen reminds us of the soon return home"

Compatriots abroad remind us of the life from which we left (even for a couple of weeks) and which we for some reason did not quite satisfied. On vacation in other countries, we partake of a different (better) life that is not available to us at home. We get pleasure from its style and quality, enjoy the kindness of strangers to us people, purity, relaxed atmosphere. And the sound of Russian speech reminds us that all this will end soon. "

Alexander Asmolov, a psychologist.

"We want to preserve a universal"

Media (primarily television), the policy imposed on us an idea of ​​our (Russian) greatness and "special". However, when we come to other countries, we have a conflict between the inner feeling of exclusivity and universal identity. That is what breaks through to the surface and creates our negative identification - "we are not Russian." For this sense of worth our need to feel like a person worthy of respect, calm and stable life. "

Catherine Zhornyak therapist.

"We are conscious of controlling and appraising glance"

Philosopher Michel Foucault formulated the concept of "gaze" (gaze). It exists in every society, the social system of supervision and control of all over all. It is this view teaches us to see ourselves through the eyes of others: not always attractive, sometimes lazy or responsible enough ... In Russia, this view is very attentive, rigorous and oppressive, and abroad it is not for us - we feel more secure. Perhaps we are nervous, having heard in the journey the native language as realize that once again come to the attention of the domestic "gaze".