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Are there any neutral or positive stereotypes of poles?


Syrena_04 2 | 88  
27 Nov 2006 /  #2
Have you ever heard of 'Old World charm'? Polish men and women are the best example.

Highly intelligent.

Resilient and courageous.

But I don't suppose you know what I'm talking about, do you.
dziwna_gruszka - | 197  
27 Nov 2006 /  #3
Polish Girls Are the Most Beautiful in the World...!!! not true i'm not that beautiful...
krysia 23 | 3,057  
27 Nov 2006 /  #4
You are too DG!
Don't be so modest, we've seen your picture here!
dziwna_gruszka - | 197  
27 Nov 2006 /  #5
i know but i'm cute i know that everyone tells me that ... but i am modest... i can't help it..
Syrena_04 2 | 88  
27 Nov 2006 /  #6
But I don't suppose you know what I'm talking about, do you.

Sorry. I thought you were trying to brew trouble. :(
ola123  
29 Nov 2006 /  #7
Poles are known as friendly, hard working, very hospitable ppl. But there are more negatives stereotypes.
Frank 23 | 1,183  
29 Nov 2006 /  #8
Polish Girls Are the Most Beautiful in the World...!!! not true i'm not that beautiful

P_G...plz.....desist...........thats my thread........topic.....

I am the arbiter of same........in IMHO...they are....:)
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
29 Nov 2006 /  #9
I find it hard to get information in Poland. Everytime I go to a secritary for info they point me in another direction...it ends up being a big circle. Other than that...customs has a dificult time with my passport and feel the need to flip through the pages over and over and over again.
Frank 23 | 1,183  
29 Nov 2006 /  #10
Sod ....stereo types..........everyone is different.........but we certainly can exhibit national traits...habits...ways of doing things......

If Poland its people were so awful then the state/people would never have existed, become a sovereign nation...they do plenty of things well.......and a few not so well....just like USA, UK, Russia....etc.......:)
Llyvellyn - | 15  
3 Jan 2007 /  #11
are there any neutral or positive stereotypes of poles?

Fearless, stubborn, freedom-loving, maniacally romantic...etc
iwona 12 | 542  
4 Jan 2007 /  #12
yes we are romantic and spiritual....but is it positive or negative?:)
gandzia  
4 Jan 2007 /  #13
stubborn is negative as well :)
ANIAH - | 60  
4 Jan 2007 /  #14
Poles are open & warm, I have met so many Poles over here who have practically told me their life story on the first meeting.
iwona 12 | 542  
4 Jan 2007 /  #15
We eat lots pickles.....

drink pure vodka....
lef 11 | 478  
4 Jan 2007 /  #16
drink pure vodka....

I hope so, mmmm didn't know there was unpure wodka?
iwona 12 | 542  
5 Jan 2007 /  #17
of course there is- cherry, Zubrowka...any mixed drinks or coctails....
jagiellonia  
6 Jan 2007 /  #18
Polish people are known for being hard workers, and they are very hospitable.
kaka 1 | 142  
7 Jan 2007 /  #19
we are very friendly nation, and make friend very fast, and we are open, and we know how to have fun
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
7 Jan 2007 /  #20
Excellent soldiers (at least in the past), horses and horseriding were always in a special place in Poland.
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
7 Jan 2007 /  #21
Non-violent or aggressive toward other nations, interested in arts and music, excellent work ethic, fun loving (singing/dancing), generally a happy nation regardless of hardship endured...
Llyvellyn - | 15  
12 Jan 2007 /  #22
There are simply many good remarks here, but I just wonder how many of them come from non-Poles? As an absolutely non-Polish person, I think the praises from outside are more insightful!:)
Ranj 21 | 948  
12 Jan 2007 /  #23
From my own personal experience, the Poles that I know are very smart---3 Physicians, 1 Lawyer, 1 Nurse Practitionor, 4 Nurses and 1 Aerospace Physicist (that's from 2 different families that I know).:)
Uncle_Vania 1 | 8  
12 Jan 2007 /  #24
We are everywhere...in any country!:)
Oscypek - | 107  
12 Jan 2007 /  #25
There are simply many good remarks here, but I just wonder how many of them come from non-Poles? As an absolutely non-Polish person, I think the praises from outside are more insightful!

From a Non-Pole: I'd say they're lively, talkative, very direct, resourceful and of course we can't forget the Beautiful Women...!
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
13 Jan 2007 /  #26
Very true. Too back up the opinion about Polish men being excelent soldiers I will quote Napoleon Bonaparte : "For my Poles, nothing is impossible"
miranda  
13 Jan 2007 /  #27
defiantely hospitable and friendly, interested in outside affairs, passionate. I just came back from there so my memory is refreshed:)
Suicidal  
28 Apr 2009 /  #28
I have had a life changing experience with Polish builders "builders from hell" and l am not generallising. They pretended to be builders, stole my money and left my house and life in tatters. As a result l am clinically depressed, and almost came to the brink of committing suicide. l have just given up on life. This has affected my immediate family; my children and husband, and my brothers and sisters, who want nothing to do with me because they feel that l have caused these "buillders from hell" to rob me, take advantage of me and take away my health. So now l am bankrupt, friendless and without a family. l will never be the same again, My only strong desire is to die - no point living.

These Polish "builders from hell" have turned me into a shadow of my former self. l dont trust anyone and my whole personality has changed. l used to take pride in my appearance and geenerally enjoy my life, that was before. If anyone is thinking of employer builders, please remember what l have said and get references and actually see works they have done, that is speak to the homeowner.

suicidal
gumishu 11 | 5,148  
28 Apr 2009 /  #29
very sad indeed
but I can tell you worse things can happen - look at people with cancer
there always can be found a way to enjoy life
sometimes you need to surrender some expectations to find that joy again
McCoy 27 | 1,275  
28 Apr 2009 /  #30
So now l am bankrupt, friendless and without a family

worse things can happen - look at people with cancer

yeah, you could be bankrupt, friendless, without a family and with a cancer. look how lucky you are.

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