The British Mindset
British are insular in nature, part of Europe but separate from it at the same time. The British are hard-working, driven by deadlines and the need for material gain, and divided by an ancient class system, the boundaries of which are blurring but nonetheless still in existence. The British like their privacy but are also obsessed with celebrity culture and gossip. They are skeptical, with a strong sense of irony. The spoken word is a minefield of nuance and understatement for anybody not familiar with British English.
Most British people are relatively well-travelled, with a strong awareness of world events. They are individualistic and nationalistic and can be pioneering and entrepreneurial. At the same time, Britons are still considered very polite and formal by the rest of the world, and are driven by a strong sense of fair play.