As a Southern European living in Northern Europe, it has always seemed to me that Southerners often challenge authority, while Northerners seem to stick to the rules. Why would that be?

作為一個生活在北歐的南歐人,在我看來,南方人經常挑戰權威,而北方人似乎謹守規則。為什么會這樣?
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What I originally meant by "rebelliousness" was the tendency to go against unspoken rules and social norms, to be more chaotic in social circumstances, and to display overall carelessness. These traits are far more typical in countries like Italy, Greece, Albania, Spain, Croatia, Macedonia, and the like, than in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and so forth.

我所說的“叛逆”,本意是指違背潛規則和社會規范、在社會環境中更為混亂無序、表現出粗心大意的傾向。這些特征在意大利、希臘、阿爾巴尼亞、西班牙、克羅地亞、馬其頓等國,比在英國、荷蘭、盧森堡、德國、丹麥、瑞典等國更典型。
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As a note, I am Italian and currently reside in the United Kingdom, where most people do "the done thing" simply because it is expected. In Italy, on the other hand, people tend to question most things.

需要說明的是,我是意大利人,現居英國,在那里大多數人做“被社會接受的事情”純是因為這符合社會預期。另一方面,在意大利,人們傾向于質疑大多數事情。