EP26: Different Personalities in Different Languages?


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Being fluent in another language opens a lot of doors in life. Josh gets to live abroad in Germany and work for a German company because of this while Feli was able to study in the US and eventually move there. However, being bilingual and especially living “between cultures”, as our podcast title says, can also bring internal challenges with it. One of those things that we’ve experienced ourselves is feeling like you have two different personalities in the two languages – like there are two different versions of yourself. In this episode, we took the time to dig deeper into what lies behind that, talked about what those two personalities look like for us personally, and what advantages and disadvantages it brings with it. We also answered a few of your questions from the YouTube comments at the end AND we included a German-speaking part too [00:54:46-01:04:20]! 😊

Timestamps: 0:00 Intro - 7:13 Different personalities in different languages? - 49:12 Q&A 54:46 German-speaking part (subtitles available!) - 01:04:20 Q&A

Articles we quoted from:

1) Daily Mail: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3004943/Being-bilingual-really-two-minds-Researchers-say-people-different-personalities-language.html?fbclid=IwAR1FffFn4oDMw3tW4PdA6OOtItakfslFocher6YHq8V7mNDhwcYBmQHTAlQ

2) Hug-a-group: https://hugagroup.medium.com/do-you-feel-like-a-different-person-when-you-speak-a-foreign-language-here-is-why-61046ca3d4d3

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