Well, in most countries I’ve been to, there is someone who tells me that the people in the South are more open and friendly than the people in the north.* In the northern hemisphere, that normally corresponds with people who live in cold climates being “cold” and people in the south being “warm.” I’ve also seen how my disposition changes completely when the weather is warm/cold.
I know this might seem like a stupid question, but I’m trying to find something out about language. Does the term “cold” as someone’s disposition come from this sense that cold weather makes someone unfriendly/distant/etc.?
*I always here this about Scandinavians, though all the Scandinavians I know are warm people.