Estonia in the eyes of Latvians, has a strategic position as a Nordic country, Scandinavian country. Latvia isn't a Nordic country nor like Poland that is Central-European." Tells Aivare, that these factors make the main ego-like difference for Latvians between Latvia and Estonia, as Latvia has no strategic position as a Nordic country or as a Central European country like Poland.
Estonians have almost no stereotypes towards Latvians. A joke stereotype of Latvians having 6 toes can't be taken very seriously. Estonians describe Latvia as a historic neighbor and a member of the Baltic countries.
"Latvians have considerably stronger stereotypes towards Estonia and Estonians, than Estonians have towards Latvia. Estonians practically have no stereotypes for Latvia and Latvians. People, who look upwards towards others, make more intensive stereotypes towards the people they look upwards too," explains Aivare.
Stereotypes of Estonians and Latvians towards each other
Love to eat fish
We love them
They are like cousins - weird, but we love them
You can't pick relatives
Successful business sphere and successful industry
Advanced social- and medical system
Munamägi (largest mountain in the Baltics)
Liquor "Old Tallinn"
More successful than Latvia
Blond, light haired
Slow (when contacting)
"Sexy Estonian boy"
Better than Latvians
Similar to Scandinavians
This is not some troll thread, it is from a real scientific study..
This is the 195 page study : "http://dspace.utlib.ee/dspace/bitstream/10062/9205/1/Aivarekatri.pdf"
(warning PDF, prepare your PC to be frozen)