Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Living in… the world’s most emotional countries

“Residents of Bolivia, Guatemala, Iraq, Cambodia and the Philippines explain what it’s like to live in a highly expressive culture.

GDP may be used to measure a country’s economy, but it doesn’t tell you what it’s like to live in a certain place. That’s partly why Bhutan chooses to measure GNH, or Gross National Happiness, instead.

To address the intangible factors that make up a country and its people, Gallup regularly conducts a Global Emotions Report. The survey, which covers 148 countries, aims to see how often residents feel positive or negative emotions on a day-to-day basis, resulting in data that illustrates where in the world people are more likely to laugh – or experience anger.

Based on the latest report, Latin America holds the majority of the world’s most emotional countries, with Iraq, Cambodia and the Philippines also in the top 10. We sought out residents in these countries to find out what it’s like to live in a place where feelings – both good and bad – run high.”

Read more @ http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20160623-living-in-the-worlds-most-emotional-countries?ocid=fbtvl

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