One of the more popular articles on TCN last month was about Andrea Pisac’s innovative quiz, How Croatian Are You? TCN caught up with Andrea on March 1, 2017, to find out what she learned from people taking the quiz.
Last week Croatian blogger Andrea Pisac set the quiz ‘How Croatian Are You?’. It immediately grabbed people’s attention, with 12,000 people looking for an answer in the first 24 hours.
On her award-winning blog Zagreb Honestly, Andrea devised 15 multiple choice questions with references to everyday Croatian culture. The quiz attracted Croats living at home and abroad, as well as many tourists, eager to find out how to fit within the local culture.
The quiz is an entertaining journey through typical daily situations. Still, people’s comments confirm that Andrea’s analysis of the three types of Croats shows sharp sociological insight.
At the end of the quiz, repondents got a badge with their results that told them how they fit into the Croatian mentality:
Croat with the twist
Lost in Croatia
The results page of the quiz offers additional description of each category. There, Andrea also offers a witty set of guidelines about how to improve your chances for a happier and more successful life in Croatia.
Answers to most questions were spread out evenly across the three categories. But some point to quite interesting insights.
First, 65% of people would thank a friend for treating them to a drink and offer to pay for the next round. Solidarity and sharing at its best!
Second, only 12% of people would look for a local plumber online and most would rely on a friend’s recommendation. So, in Croatia, word of mouth trumps Google!
Third, 62% of people in case they lost their job would minimize their living costs and try to start their own business. Great to see that the entrepreneurial spirit in Croatia is on the rise!
And fourth, 60% of people would choose the public health care over the private one, but would make sure to get a special attention through friends’ connections.
In summary, the close-knit community in Croatia is still alive and well. And most people value their family and friends over pure ambition and money-making. Still, the solidarity is nicely balanced out with the burgeoning entrepreneurship and social agility.
Here’s your chance to find out how Croatian you are.