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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:40 PM

Singapore Is The Least Emotional Country In The World

Singapore is known for its thriving economy, its ceaseless construction, and its innovative restaurants and shops. The small southeast Asian city-state has one of the lowest unemployment rates and one of the highest rates of GDP per capita in the world.

So how does such a tiny country—which is only about 276 square miles with just over 5 million residents—continue to develop so rapidly?

Perhaps its because its residents lack volatile emotions. A new Gallup study showed that Singaporeans are the least emotional people in the world.

In a recent survey, Gallup measured the emotions of people in more than 150 countries and regions by asking whether they experience five positive emotions (feeling well-rested, being treated with respect, enjoyment, smiling and laughing, learning or doing something interesting) and five negative emotions (anger, stress, sadness, physical pain, worry) on a daily basis.

Only 36 percent of Singaporeans reported feeling any emotions (either positive or negative) on a daily basis—the lowest percentage in the world. The republic of Georgia and Lithuania fell right behind Singapore as the least emotional countries in the world, with only 37 percent of their populations reporting feeling any emotions.

On the other side of the spectrum, 60 percent of Filipinos reported feeling positive or negative emotions daily, making the Philippines the most emotional country surveyed.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/singapore-lacks-emotions-2012-12

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FarCenter Dec 2012 OP
JaneyVee Dec 2012 #1
Panasonic Dec 2012 #2
FarCenter Dec 2012 #3
virgogal Dec 2012 #4
FarCenter Dec 2012 #6
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Tom Ripley Dec 2012 #5
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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:41 PM

1. Meh.

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:41 PM

2. Just how big is Singapore?

 

Is it as big as Manhattan?

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:45 PM

3. Singapore is bigger.

710 square kilometers compared with Manhattan at 59.5 square kilometers.

5,312,400 population compare with Manhattan at 1,601,948.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:46 PM

4. Huh ! I always thought it was the Finns(read it somewhere).

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Response to virgogal (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:58 PM

6. I thought the Finns were most introverted

Doesn't mean that they don't have a rich internal emotional life.

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:06 PM

7. True. It was something I read a long time ago so the details are blurry.

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:49 PM

5. Maybe they should change their name to Warholia?

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:08 PM

8. Loved William Gibson's description of Singapore:

"Disneyland with the death penalty."

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