Restraint and Discretion
The basic attitude of the Swiss is restraint and discretion. We don’t like it so much when someone attracts too much attention. The Swiss do not need the big “show” – the theatrical appearance. He lets the other person speak out first in order to find out his interests. This is a sign of respect. However, the Swiss hides his emotions with his restraint and thus appears calm and composed on the outside, even though the inside may be bubbling.
Because of his worldwide political neutrality, another characteristic of the Swiss is to express his opinion “through the flower”. He does not want to fall into the house or hurt other people with direct statements.
Switzerland is known to be the epicenter of watchmaking. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why the Swiss attach great importance to keeping agreements and punctuality. If a deadline cannot be met, he shall notify the postponement in good time. The Swiss is always punctual in coming and going. This results in great reliability and efficiency. The time of the other is respected and the common appointment is used in the best possible way.