How the language you speak changes your view of the world

Panos Athanasopoulos says bilinguals view the world in different ways depending on the specific language they are operating in.

Multilinguals with multiple personalities

Alice Robb:

It’s surprising, though, that people who are actually fluent in two languages also feel their personality shifting as they switch between languages. Yet researchers have confirmed this: Between 2001 and 2003, linguists Jean-Marc Dewaele and Aneta Pavlenko asked over a thousand bilinguals whether they “feel like a different person” when they speak different langauges. Nearly two-thirds said they did.

My English self is definitely different from my German one.