Danubius International Conferences, 3rd International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

The Psychological Profile of the Romanian People (Comparative Analysis)

Mirela Arsith
Last modified: 2013-05-27


Our study seeks to show that Romanian spirituality is the result of a complex process, over a long period of time, under the more or less intense influence of other cultures, from across the Danube in the far south and Eastern and Western European cultures and nations. Though an elusive and abstract notion, we also seek to describe and define the Romanian spirit, through the eyes of Romanian thinkers such as: Dimitrie Drăghicescu, Constantin Rădulescu Motru, Lucian Blaga Emil Cioran, Mircea Vulcănescu, Constantin Noica; but also through our own analytical views and conclusions. More specifically, we analyze and compare different points of view in order to identify the Romanian psychological nucleus, qualities and short-comings, but also the economical, religious, political, moral, philosophical and cultural values that have shaped Romanians over time. We also wish to identify the primary social representations of the Romanian imaginary, representations that contribute to the outlining of a self-image and the Romanian identity.