1. Talk all the time, just for the sake of talking.
Us Finns do not know a concept called “awkward silence.” If you talk incessantly, it will really annoy us because we actually love silence. Even surrounded by our best friends, we can sometimes just happily sit and be silent for long periods of time. During these kinds of moments, if you start talking to fill the awkward silence, Finns will think you are a bother.
This even applies when you see close relatives after a long time — after telling briefly how it’s been lately, we don’t necessarily need to talk that much anymore. We can just “be.”