Cartoons of Finnish Nightmares Even Non-Finns Can Relate To

Karoliina Korhonen has created a book “Finnish Nightmares: An Irreverent Guide to Life’s Awkward Moments” that depicts typical Finns, but surely all introverts can relate. Featured below are some of our favorites.

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  1. Jaska January 21, 2020

    Hyvin totta!

  2. Bubblesox January 21, 2020

    I think I’ve found my people!

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  3. Anonymous January 21, 2020

    Excellent!

  4. Anonymous January 21, 2020

    I never realised I was Finnish…….this will be a an uncomfortable conversation with my parents (as they all are).

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  5. Paige Harrison January 21, 2020

    These are absolutely brilliant!

  6. He Who Must Not Be Named January 21, 2020

    This is trash

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  7. He Who Shall Not Be Named January 21, 2020

    No it’s not

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  8. He Who Must Not Be Named January 21, 2020

    Yes it is

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  9. Anonymous January 21, 2020

    Lots of me in there!

  10. Morwinyon January 21, 2020

    Apparently I am Finnish, who knew?

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  11. Buffalo Bill January 21, 2020

    It seems that English people and Finnish people are more similar than I realised!

  12. Anonymous January 21, 2020

    seems more like when i was a little kid

  13. Anonymous January 21, 2020

    gorgeous people but freakin weird!!!

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  14. Anonymous January 22, 2020

    I identified with all of them – and could add a couple of hundred more. A sampling:

    When you feed your street cats at three in the morning so you won’t run into any humans.
    When you stare at a point on the sidewalk about ten feet in front of you so you won’t see anyone you know.
    When you pretend not to see when someone offers you their seat on a bus.
    When you hope to God the seat next to you on the plane is empty.
    When you actually have to speak to someone – like at the pharmacy or in a shoe store.
    When you have to make a phone call.
    When you have to go into a store you’ve never been in before.
    When you stop to pet a dog and pretend there’s not a human on the other end of the leash.

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  15. Jeanette January 22, 2020

    Obviously I have too much selfesteem to suffer of all these problems. How do these people ever get into intimacy with somebody if they are so afraid of clothness?

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  16. Ben January 22, 2020

    That’s so me!

  17. Barbara January 22, 2020

    I think it’s true for Norwegians also (at least in my experience and family)…

  18. Anonymous January 22, 2020

    @Jeanette Most of these apply to strangers doing things. Closeness and intimacy are great once you are friends! It just takes time and patience, that’s all. =)

  19. Anonymous January 23, 2020

    Not sure these are exclusively a Finnish thing, so much as an anxiety thing.

  20. Magnus January 23, 2020

    Also true for Swedish people. Great being a Dane in Sweden, as I do not mind taking the last piece of cake at all!

  21. Anonymous January 24, 2020

    Norwegians have their funny little things too. My daughter lives there and keeps me informed. Major social differences. For example, it is horrible manners to begin a conversation with a stranger, to even comment on their cute puppy even. Considered intrusive behaviour.

  22. Anonymous January 24, 2020

    So I will Never smile at a stranger again!

  23. Anonymous January 25, 2020

    I think these feelings are common among all Nordic people.

  24. Anonymous January 25, 2020

    Japanese people are honorary Nordics it seems.

  25. WhenYouAreTooShyToBeAnythingButAnonymous January 26, 2020

    Ha ha ha ha! Tales from a hollowed out world! When we lose touch with our Essence, we fear even Its shadow impinging on our vain substantiality through the presence of another of Its vessels. Seriously, this happens A lot in Canada, too!

  26. Anonymous January 30, 2020

    “Norwegians have their funny little things too. My daughter lives there and keeps me informed. Major social differences. For example, it is horrible manners to begin a conversation with a stranger, to even comment on their cute puppy even. Considered intrusive behaviour.”

    Eeeh, no. That’s the dummest thing I’ve read in a while. Your daughter must be pretty stupid if she lives here and thinks that.. 😂
    – A norwegian.

  27. hhhh March 24, 2020

    Man, is it sad that I relate to every one of these? 😂 And I’m actually enjoying quarantine because I don’t have to talk to people.

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