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Are You Finnish? Test and Find Out if You are Secretly a Finn!

Have you ever wondered that, what if… ,what if actually, you are Finnish?

Do you often feel like the oddball of a group? Does it seem that people don’t understand you? These feelings may be the potential symptoms of some hidden Finnishness inside you. 

In my opinion, you can be a hidden Finn without any Finnish DNA – it’s all about having a Finnish soul.  

I know that for some, finding out that you are secretly a Finn, will be a shock, even a catastrophe. Your identity will turn upside down for a moment.

Your family might have a hard time swallowing this information. They might panic. Luckily, you will respond to panic like Finns do.

So without further ado, let’s do the test!

Are You Finnish? Take the Quiz and Find Out!

Instructions: Answer only “YES” or “NO” to each question. 

#1 There seem to be always bad drivers on the roads when you are driving.

#2 A mobile phone can be used as a safe haven in any social situation.

#3 You love the fact that sweatpants and sneakers are in fashion.

#4 Free samples or free coffee in a grocery shop make you feel utterly delighted.

#5 For you, “soon” means five minutes, not any longer.

#6 You are happy in the elevator, because there, nobody expects you to talk.

#7 When there is a chance of saving a couple of bucks, it is no problem for you to change your day plan and drive extra to claim that gain.

#8 Your level of relaxation correlates with the amount of guzzled shots.

#9 Your positivity correlates with the amount of sunshine and warmth.

#10 You feel calm and peaceful when you hear sad, wistful music.

Now… Count your YESses and scroll down!

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Six YESses make you a hidden Finn! How many did you score?

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About Varpu
I’m the founder of Her Finland. I love cultural tidbits, aha moments, Finnish folklore, and cinnamon buns. My newest interest is learning bird songs. Read more about me..

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Monday 7th of November 2022

All 10, so, when can i move to Finland lol


Friday 18th of November 2022

Haha Tonya! That's awesome!!!


Friday 14th of October 2022

As an actual Finn, I got 7/10! There is a correlation between my positivity and the dark. The darker it is, the happier I am. I'm not sure if that counts, but I'm counting it as a point anyway :P Sometimes I feel like a walking stereotype and that I am not truly Finnish on more than a surface level. Makes me wonder how much a culture affects someone's personality.


Friday 14th of October 2022

Hei Caro! Thank you so much for sharing your results and thoughts, I really appreciate it!

Ivan the Adequate

Sunday 24th of July 2022

Given what you've written about Finns abroad, is there even such thing as an overt Finn?


Sunday 14th of August 2022

Hei Ivan, thank you so much for your comment! Yes, I believe there are! :D


Monday 4th of January 2021

Well it’s official... just had my DNA back and I am 25% Finnish . Completed the test ...10 out of 10.... I am moving home to Finland.. Who would have figured!!


Tuesday 12th of January 2021

Haha Richard! Awesome. Congrats!!! <3

Nicoletta D'Alessandro

Friday 6th of December 2019

8 of 10! I don't know whether I have a Finnish soul or not but ever since I have come across your wonderful blog I have come to realise I have a lot of things in common with Finnish people! I love spending time in nature and being on my own as soon as I can. My job involves talking and listening to people and so I can't wait to shut up and enjoy the silence! I love taking long walks on my own and getting away from the town. I don't like small talk and too much conversation actually tires me out although I feel I am a sociable person. I have always felt different from everyone else as I am bicultural and have spent half my life in England and half my life in Italy where I presently live. I happened to spend 5 days in Helsinki after a busy summer travelling to warmer southern countries. Going to Finland was totally unplanned and had nothing to do with me but it was an important trip for my daughter and I had to go there. I didn't expect to like it so much and more than anything, I felt at home there. It came to me as such a surprise and both my daughter and I found it hard to leave and come back to Italy. My daughter was really impressed by the city and said she could live there! She had been to some great places during e summer and had had amazing experiences but Finland was something else for both of us. It"s hard to describe ..It's a feeling..I felt at home there. We both felt like we could have stayed there longer and found it really hard ton leave. Ever since I have come back I have been dreaming of going back. People here think I'm mad because of the Finnish weather but it doesn't scare me for now. I lived in northern England for 18 years and have lived a year in Germany. I am used to cold weather although I do appreciate Italian weather. I have always loved travelling and learning languages but I never thought I'd be interested in learning Finnish! I have just started thanks to your blog and hope to continue! Thanks Varpu


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