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, Argentines are stereotyped as arrogant, proud, narcissistic and racist,[1] as well as being known as gossipy, full of grandeur, liars (chantas), envious, quick, and hyperbolic in Uruguay.[2] Chileans also often depict Argentines as arrogant.[3]

In addition to the above, Argentines have also been labeled as lazy, vain, and pedantic, but also kind and carefree, in scientific polls.[4]

Positive stereotypes[edit]

In Spain, and South American countries such as Peru, Argentines are stereotyped as passionate--though somewhat coarse--as well as noble, honest, and kind.[5]

See also[edit]


  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