The Perks and Drawbacks of Being a Third Culture Kid via ScoopEmpire

More musings found on ScoopEmpire. I especially love and identify with  #4, 6, 10, 11, and 13.

I’ve posted a little about Third Culture Kid-ness before, and I really wish I’d written this list myself.

 

The Perks and Drawbacks of Being A Third Culture Kid

 

TCK-Dictionary-Definition

 

 

1. You’ve spent more than your share of time in an airport and you know a number of three-letter airport codes by heart.

beirut

 

2. You speak more than one language or dialect fluently. The best way to say something is where you learned it first.

Bilingual-Kids

 

3. You absent-mindedly reply in a different language.

yes

 

4. The concept of home becomes a matter of people rather than an actual place.

friends

5. Buying electronics is a nightmare because you never seem to have the right plugs.

cords

 

6. Being asked where you’re from (and not knowing how to answer) becomes a routine question.

globe2

 

7. You have most time zones down by heart.

worldclock

 

8. You constantly have to explain the nationality of people in your photos.

multicultural

 

9. You’ve used your passport more than your driver’s license. It’s also a work of art.

passport

 

10. You’re fascinated by different languages, cultures and people.

nepal

 

11. You have this never-ending urge to go live somewhere else, somewhere new.

adventure

 

12. You relate more to other TCKs than people from your own culture.

home2

 

13. You know all these quirks and traditions from different cultures.

tumblr_mcghhvcrns1r4tcm6o1_1280

 

14. You’re always converting currencies in your head.

money

 

15. Returning to your home country actually gives you culture shock.

what_is_culture_shock

 

16. You’re considered “exotic”.

MSDETTT EC038

 

Read more: The Perks and Drawbacks of Being a Third Culture Kid http://scoopempire.com/perks-drawbacks-third-culture-kid/#ixzz33q2a3pRu
Follow them: @ScoopEmpire on Twitter | ScoopEmpire on Facebook

Advertisements
Categories: Life Abroad | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Post navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Stuff Kids Write

Like stuff adults write. But funnier.

TwistedSifter

The Best of the visual Web, sifted, sorted and summarized

www.immodiumabuser.com

AS I TOLD THE GIRL THAT I LOST MY VIRGINITY TO, THANKS FOR LAUGHING AT ME HERE TODAY.

Expat Alien

recovering expat on the prairie

Clueless in Kuwait

An American expat living in Kuwait and totally clueless!

Aisha's Oasis

A peaceful place to relax while on my wild joyride to Egypt from South Carolina.

adoptingjames

Read our Mission. Find out how you can help us adopt James.

colombiancuties

As Cuties of Colombia we're lifting our great Nation.

howdoyousaytacoinspanish

Lost and found in translation - my expat life in Mexico

%d bloggers like this: