The Perks and Drawbacks of Being a Third Culture Kid

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1. You’ve spent more than your share of time in an airport and you know a number of three-letter airport codes by heart.

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2. You speak more than one language or dialect fluently. The best way to say something is where you learned it first.

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3. You absentmindedly reply in a different language.

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4. The concept of home becomes a matter of people rather than an actual place.

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5. Buying electronics is a nightmare because you never seem to have the right plugs.

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6. Being asked where you’re from (and not knowing how to answer) becomes a routine question.

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7. You have most time zones down by heart.

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8. You constantly have to explain the nationality of people in your photos.

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9. You’ve used your passport more than your driver’s license. It’s also a work of art.

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10. You’re fascinated by different languages, cultures and people.

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11. You have this never ending urge to go live somewhere else, somewhere new.

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12. You relate more to other TCKs than people from your own culture.

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13. You know all these quirks and traditions from different cultures.

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14. You’re always converting currencies in your head.

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15. Returning to your home country actually gives you culture shock.

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16. You’re considered “exotic”.

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