When we look at the characteristics seen in Turkish people in general, it is seen that opposing features (even in the same person) are together from time to time. For example, Turkish people are both lazy and hardworking; he is both selfish and can even die for the society he lives in; is both respectful of authority and rebellious; He believes that the rules must be applied, and he often breaks the rules; He thinks that everything is more valuable than the national and admires everything foreign. It should not be forgotten that this situation, which arises from the search of Turkish people to find their own identity in the changing world and country conditions, may cause a more positive turn, although it seems like chaos. This appearance resembles the mental state of a teenager, it is possible to develop a more mature structure in the following years.
Turkish people cannot tolerate thinking / listening that what they believe may be wrong. He believes he knows the best, the best. He has opinions on many issues that he is not familiar with. Given the opportunity, he thinks that he can do everything in the best way (from coaching, party chairman, to prime minister). He often believes that others are deceived, that they are on the wrong track, that if it were possible to show the truth, they would find the right way and think like him. He cannot understand that others may have their own right. He doesn’t try to find commonalities and ways to live together. It competes ruthlessly and inexorably. A culture of developing competition, competition, discussion and negotiation is not developed. Agreement and compromise are perceived as compromise, defeat or surrender.
Turkish people are fond of their comfort and enjoyment. He tries to find ways to retire while he is still in his 40s. Although working hours have begun, while in the office, they have a long conversation with breakfast, tea break at every opportunity, after lunch coffee is unforgettable, and always on the look for ways to leave before the working hour ends.
The Turkish people know the problems they face and the society and what needs to be done to overcome them; but he does not fulfill his responsibility and expects others to do. Savior tends to wait. He does not accept his problems and admits their desires openly as if he is buried under ground. However plenty of Turks open up in friendship groups while enjoying Turkish coffee or a glass of raki.
Turkish people are adept at finding excuses and excuses. It never accepts its own responsibility; If he has a share in something wrong, he must have a reason in his own way. He always finds something to complain about, but thinks he has no responsibility for them. He waits for someone to come and fix everything. Turkish people do not act before the crucial moment which will result in consequences unless it is dealt with. It tends to delay everything. He will not do tomorrow’s work from today. It tends to save the day rather than establish the future; think short term. On the other hand, when he sees that he can work wonders when he is in trouble, even he cannot believe it. He is adept at finding practical but temporary (Turkish style) solutions to the problems he encounters. Its adaptation power to changing environment and conditions (especially if it has an interest) is high.
Turkish people are fatalistic. He thinks, “It’s like this and goes like this” It leads a life without purpose and expectations, leaving itself to the flow of the river of life. Dreams of turning around without effort and effort. He believes that the jackpot of the lottery will come to him (he actually deserves it somehow). He thinks that he naturally deserves this because he sees himself as a good person, beloved servant of God, or it is the reward of his suffering.
Undoubtedly, it is not possible to claim that it covers everybody living in Turkey by generalizing the personality traits described here. However, it is still a known situation that every society has its own characteristics. It should be kept in mind that some additions can always be made to these and are open to criticism. On the other hand, what is written here is not intended to bring a negative criticism; Whether these traits are good or bad is a separate matter of discussion. The aim of this article is to contribute to seeing what is meant to be, accepting it as it is and using it for change and development.