“Is it true that being rude is in our blood?”

Alexey Pivovarov

Today, 47-year-old journalist Aleksey Pivovarov presented the next issue of his YouTube show “Redaction”, which he devoted to the problem of rudeness in Russia.

There is an established opinion that rudeness is in our cultural code. After all, this Russian word itself, as Sergei Dovlatov noted, is untranslatable. But is it true that in Russia they are somehow especially rude?

– asked the author of the program.

The explanatory dictionary of V. V. Lopatin defines the boor as “a rude, arrogant and ignorantly self-satisfied person”, and the explanatory dictionary of A. P. Evgenieva defines boorishness as “unculturedness, ignorance, characteristic of a boor.”

Pivovarov said that with a request to remove an issue about rudeness, the authors of the program were approached by doctors who are constantly faced with this in their work. To talk about rudeness and whether this phenomenon is exclusively Russian, Pivovarov invited people of various professions. Here are the main points.

Sergey Minaev, journalist: why it is customary to be rude in Russia and why bosses are rude

This is an extremely important component, but more important than it is not even the helplessness of the victims, but social approval. This is absolutely socially acceptable behavior. As soon as a person receives the minimum power – a watchman, a security guard, a manager – he immediately begins to use it.

Sergey Minaev

Irina Gross, psychologist: on the portrait of a typical boor

Often this is a person who is not entirely confident in himself. This is a person who lacks self-esteem and self-esteem. He does not feel respected in this world, so it is important for him to exercise his power.

Irina Gross

Maxim Kotov, oncologist: about rudeness in medicine

It manifests itself on both sides (both doctors and patients. – Approx. Ed.). First of all, I think that this is rudeness on the part of doctors, or rather, on the part of health officials. I think that high-class specialists understand that they have certain skills and they are very competitive – they will always have patients. And they have a sense of superiority. The authoritarian management style in medicine continues.

Maxim Kotov

Maria Rovinskaya, linguist: on the difference between rudeness and hate on the Internet

In rudeness, it seems to me important to show emotions on a provoked occasion, and not a desire to do something unpleasant to the interlocutor. When we talk about bullying, there is a problem. Hayter reads, finds out the details of his personal life, who went where, who wrote what. For a boor, you are not important, you are not.

Network hate is the heir of rudeness, because there the feeling of permissiveness and / or impunity is boundless. In social networks, people appear enchanting.

Maria Rovinskaya

Joshua Jaffa, an American journalist who has been living in Russia for 10 years: what is rudeness

This is a kind of tendency, a habit, a kind of muscle memory that prompts you to be rude in an aggressive manner. For me, rudeness is associated with a kind of unexpected turn in communication, a sudden manifestation of aggression.

Rudeness is not a typical Russian phenomenon. I would not like to be the person who would say that in America we constantly smile at each other, help, in every possible way support a positive mood, but only in your Russia everyone is gloomy and rude to each other. But the form of communication in Russia is really different.

Joshua Jaffa

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