Spain: Values                                                        

Below are some value generalizations that apply to many Spaniards:

  • Family-oriented
  • Time is flexible (no need to be extremely punctual)
  • Group harmony (going along with the group is important)
  • Talkative, cheerful and friendly
  • Joie de vivre (generally positive and happy)
  • Spiritual— especially follow Christian faiths (mostly in older generation)
  • Superstitious, fatalist
  • Relaxed—especially in the south (don’t take life too seriously)
  • Express emotion easily and publically
  • Close personal space—lots of touching, hugging, and kissing!
  • Love soccer
  • Live in the present moment

Do you hold any of the values noted above? 

Which values do you think might be the most similar to your other country? And the most different?