Kaikkien kanssa ei voi luonteet kohdata

English translation: Some personalities just don't match

13:30 Jan 17, 2020
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Finnish term or phrase: Kaikkien kanssa ei voi luonteet kohdata
Another quote from an employee satisfaction questionnaire:

"Kaikkien kanssa ei tietenkään voi luonteet kohdata mutta luulen että työntekijänä minua arvostetaan."

I'm not managing to get a grip on the phrase "ei voi luonteet kohdata".

I can think of certain possible meanings of this phrase, but none of them plainly match the meaning of "luonne" as I know it.

Auttaisitteko?

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G. L.
United States
Local time: 00:56
English translation:Some personalities just don't match
Explanation:
I suppose "luonne" here refers more to the personality. Perhaps more idiomatic translation would be along the lines of "Of course there are some personality clashes, but..." or "There are naturally some personality clashes, but..." or perhaps even "Of course you can't always get along with everyone, but..."
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Tarja Karjalainen
Finland
Local time: 10:56
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4 +2Some personalities just don't match
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Some personalities just don't match


Explanation:
I suppose "luonne" here refers more to the personality. Perhaps more idiomatic translation would be along the lines of "Of course there are some personality clashes, but..." or "There are naturally some personality clashes, but..." or perhaps even "Of course you can't always get along with everyone, but..."

Tarja Karjalainen
Finland
Local time: 10:56
Native speaker of: Native in FinnishFinnish
PRO pts in category: 42
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks. Sometimes, my understanding doesn't click unless I find just the right translation of certain terms (in this case, "luonne" = "personality" and "kohdata" = "match").


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Spencer Allman: Or you can't get on with everyone
9 mins
  -> Thanks, Spencer!

agree  Desmond O'Rourke: Or, not everyone is compatible
7 hrs
  -> Thanks, Desmond!
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