NATIONAL CHARACTER

is a group of characteristics or behavioural traits which are afforded to the entire or majority population of a whole nation. These characters primarily consist of stereotypes that are seldom accurate.

NATIONAL CHARACTER: "The concept that all Britons speak well and live in mansions is a national character, a widely held belief that may just be incorrect."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "NATIONAL CHARACTER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/national-character/ (accessed November 29, 2019).
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