Stereotypes of Argentines

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Stereotypes of Argentines are generalizations or stereotypes about Argentines. Stereotypes associated with Argentines vary from country to country depending on the prevalent stereotype in each culture. Most of the stereotypes are negative, but some are positive.

Negative stereotypes[edit]

In Brazil and Uruguay, they are stereotyped as arrogant, proud, narcissistic and racist.[1] To this Argentines are also known for being gossipy, full of grandeur, liars (chantas), envious, quick and exaggerated in Uruguay.[2] Chileans often depict them as arrogant.[3]

In addition to the mentioned stereotypes, Argentine have also been labeled as lazy, vain, pedantic, kind, and carefree in scientific polls.[4]

Positive stereotypes[edit]

In Spain and other South American countries, like Peru, they are stereotyped as passionate, somewhat coarse, noble, honest and kind.[5]


  1. ^ Revista Época
  2. ^ Pablo Pérez de León. Identidades, actitudes y estereotipos nacionales y supranacionales en una muestra uruguaya
  3. ^ Larraín, Jorge. Identidad chilena. 2001. Editorial LOM.
  4. ^ Juan Rudolf, German Wettstein, Renzo Pi. 1961. La Formación de Estereotipos y su Relación con los Medios de Expresión. Revista Mexicana de Sociología.
  5. ^ Cómo ven a los argentinos los extranjeros que viven en el país