Filipino Character Traits


Filipinos speak clear English

The American influence on the education system. As the result, every Filipinos learn and speak English in the school. Similar for the Filipinos who are exposed to the heavy usage of English not just in school but also in their everyday lives. The next reason why Filipinos speak English so well is because all signage are in English

Filipinos are highly Educated

Education in the Philippines is prioritised. Parents believe that education is indispensable, a national legacy which should be passed from one generation to the next. It’s no wonder that Filipinos speak good English and read English well.

Filipinos are a hardworking bunch

Filipinos are known to give 101% when it comes to their jobs. Overtime is common place in Philippine-based companies. Even overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are known for going above and beyond what is asked of them. They have been conditioned to keep up with the pace of the West which prepared Filipino professionals to grind it out and adapt well to pressure.

Filipinos generally say “YES!”

The non-confrontational culture of the country has made the Filipino worker more of a “yes man.” It’s not natural for them to ask questions. They prefer to simply follow instructions. They are not generally vocal about their opinions, but they have good attention to detail thus allowing them to execute tasks efficiently. From your end, all you need to do is give them the full details of their job along with your expectations and they will get the job done!

Filipinos are less entrepreneurs

Most of the Filipinos are more concern of having earned a decent and a stable income and they are very much contented when they found a good job. Employers have less worry about them leaving the company and start to duplicate what he or she had learned for their own benefits

Filipinos have a positive disposition

One of the best qualities of Filipinos is always seeing the brighter side of life. May it be recovering from a calamity or a personal tragedy, Filipinos manage to be joyful whatever their circumstances may be. Having said that, you don’t need to worry about having queen bees and drama queens in your team. They usually do not like to get involve in conflicts and issues with fellow colleagues.

Filipinos are kind and respectful

It is in their culture that they address the employer and seniors as you sir or Maam. The reason why respect is felt very much in the Philippines is because Filipinos have traditions that have been handed down from generation to generation. They show respect in different ways, helping someone to cross the street, inviting someone to dine with them, kissing the hands of the elders, greeting anyone anytime of the day by saying Po or Opo.

Filipinos are loyal and good for long term employment

Filipinos can stay in a company for 20 years or more. They are very loyal, especially if their employers treat them well. They also value good relationships with their co-workers and this makes them more devoted to the company they work for. Filipinos operate on a “debt of gratitude” principle which fuels their loyalty to someone who has showed them favor, even if it’s just one instance.

Language »