Cracking the Quebec Code website is the key to understanding Quebecers.
Understanding the differences is understanding the multiple paradoxes of the Quebec society :
Why are we so happy, yet so self-critical?
Why are Quebecers so fond of arguing, yet tend to avoid real debate?
Why are Quebecers so concerned with the environment, yet are such major polluters?
Why are Quebecers more religious than English Canadians, but less observant?
Why do Quebecers volunteer less and give less to charitable organizations, yet see themselves in terms of solidarity and leftism?
Why are Quebecers so attached to the French language, yet tend to find it hard to master?
Why are Quebecers so ill at ease with immigrants, but so welcoming to tourists?
Why do Quebecers like spending so much, but are among Canadians with the least debt?
Why are Quebecers so creative, yet so closed in upon themselves?
Why do Quebecers have such a sugar-heavy diet, yet are more likely to have dietary restrictions?
Why do Quebecers have such a high dropout rate, when Montreal is the city with the greatest number of universities and university students in Canada?
Why are Quebecers so eager for major projects, but so quick to abandon and demolish them?
After years of study, we have discovered the 7 identity traits that explain this difference:
1. Joie de vivre: Joie de vivre is their basic trait. But beyond their legendary joviality and emotionalism, Quebecers need to have fun, laugh and enjoy life. They are the people of “here and now”.
3. Non-Commital: Undecisive people who want to minimize the risk. They do not want to commit and want to keep all their options open. This is reflected in a certain detachment.
4. Victim: It is always the fault of others, especially Anglophones, the clergy, the government and the capitalist system.
5. Villagers: Quebec is not homogeneous and is divided into seven distinct regions with very village-like attitudes and behaviors.
6. Creative: Quebecers are full of ideas and are very strong at turning their brilliant ideas into commercial success.
7. Proud: Quebecers are happy with themselves and proud of their differences.