What Type of Expat are You?
The life of a travelling expat is usually very social. We meet people weekly, sometimes even daily in all kinds of different circumstances. The sad part is that the vast majority of these people exit our lives' all too soon. If travel has taught me anything it's that when you get to know someone on a very personal level, everyone is unique and special in their own way. Having said that, I must also point out that it is oftentimes very easy to identify certain patterns that the majority of people seem to follow within the expat community.
The reasons we started travelling, why we left, what we expect to find, and what we want from the experience tend to conform to certain archetypes of behaviour. I've found that things like gender, age, and economic background usually have very little to do with which category people fall into. In recognition and celebration of this, I have compiled a list of all the types of expat I have identified so far. Answer the questions below and find out which type you conform to.