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Lyzko
6 Jun 2013 #1,321
Even the latter's been debunked as a myth! That's just my point. Most of such stereotypes are based on misconceptions.
Lyzko
7 Jun 2013 #1,322
Hindenburg, like Bismarck, was often held up a model of the physical "ideal" Germanic male, much as was the composer Brahms (a bust of whose head, in fact served as the plaster cast for 'Nordic Man' at the Musee de L'homme in Paris!). Then again, both of these men had a degree of certain foreign mix which marred this perfect pedigree. Even Brahms was thought by some historians to have Jewish background on at least one side of his familyLOL
Ozi Dan 26 | 569
7 Jun 2013 #1,323
What are the typical facial features of Polish men/women and how do they compare to those of other Slavic people?

In my opinion, characteristic Polish features distinguishing Poles from other Slavs would be high cheek bones, pronounced widow's peak hairlines in males (ie the 'vampire hairline') and flat backs of the head.
Wulkan - | 3,249
7 Jun 2013 #1,324
you mean square-head like Germans?
Ozi Dan 26 | 569
7 Jun 2013 #1,325
No mate, I mean the back of the head. Most people have a back of the head that is curved, or semi circular, from the nape of the neck to the top of the head, whereas I've observed that some Polish people, typically males, have a far more flatter back of the head, meaning not that it is dead flat, but far less curved (I have this too). Do you agree? What do you think about the widow's peak hairline?
Wulkan - | 3,249
7 Jun 2013 #1,326
typically males

Have you ever seen a bald polish woman?

far more flatter back of the head, meaning not that it is dead flat, but far less curved

sweet jesus! sounds scary, thanks god I don't have this

(I have this too).

I'm sorry :-/

What do you think about the widow's peak hairline?

I have that! not sure if it's typical...
Ozi Dan 26 | 569
7 Jun 2013 #1,327
Have you ever seen a bald Polish woman?

I think you misunderstand me Wulkan. I was referring here to the shape of the head, rather than hair. My hair reference was to the widow's peak.

sweet Jesus! sounds scary, thanks god I don't have this

It's all good mate, nothing to be afraid of.

I have that! not sure if it's typical...

So do I, so did my dziadek, and so did one of my grand uncle's. If you have a look at some of the pics of General Sikorski, you'll see what I mean. This is how we are destined to look when we are older mate!
Wulkan - | 3,249
7 Jun 2013 #1,328
I think you misunderstand me Wulkan.

I think it's you who didn't understand, you need a bald head or very short hair to see the shape of the head, got it?

If you have a look at some of the pics of General Sikorski, you'll see what I mean.

Yes I know what you mean, I said I have it myself :-)
Lyzko
7 Jun 2013 #1,329
Many southern Germans, for instance,reveal a brachycephalic cranial index along with a stocky build suggesting possibly Roman admixture thousands of years ago. On the other hand, many Northeastern Germans, notably the author Guenter Grass, have a square jaw and face, yet jet-black hair and eyes, evidence of Sorbian or Wendish influence from neighboring Slavic territories:-)
Rysavy 10 | 308
7 Jun 2013 #1,330
ohhhh Moderrratorrrr....! This needs top be merged with the other..veeery long thread about thisi very thing...it has lots of pictures too. :)
Vlad1234 16 | 757
7 Jun 2013 #1,331
jet-black hair and eyes, evidence of Sorbian or Wendish influence from neighboring Slavic territories:-)

I'm wondered to discover that jet-black hair is sign of purely Slavic people such as Wends. I always thought contra.
In Russia and Ukraine those who have jet black hair are still associated with minorities and even people from Northern Caucasus
are often called "czornyje" (the Blacks).
Lyzko
7 Jun 2013 #1,332
Possibly, sure!
Rysavy 10 | 308
7 Jun 2013 #1,333
https://polishforums.com/genealogy/people-dark-complected-others-light-6524/

https://polishforums.com/genealogy/looks-16740/

https://polishforums.com/genealogy/look-picture-60719/

https://polishforums.com/genealogy/typical-look-eastern-europeans-13823/

and of course tons of comparing polish women like auction block nite >_< but turn subject to ethnic base look polishforums.com

lots of material to peek at! ^_^

it is always interesting to me to wonder how gentics effect our appearance.
I have been told I look this or that. Since I am a fresh mutt (mostly ethnic famly lines that didnt marry "other " until 1850 or later) it is hard to say. I am more czech than everything else (though both sides called ourselves Bohemian). But do I look like modern czech? prolly not. I just know my kids are cute and if I have more with my Lean Pole they will be ubercute. >_<
Missbrose
5 Jan 2014 #1,334
I'm 100% polish. My family on my fathers side is Paupanak and on my mothers side is Palski. I have extremely dark chocolate colored hair, pale skin, high cheekbones, blue eyes, and a prominent nose. Around 5'5", athletic build with wide hips. That's how all the women in my family are unless they have red hair.
ZIMMY 6 | 1,601
15 Jan 2014 #1,335
Seems like a lot of people from £odz are blonde..........(like me, my father born near there)....so what's the best present you ever got?


Kamila8765
1 May 2014 #1,337
Ąam Polish and I live in Poland. I come from central Poland and can tell you that Polish beaty is very diversed due to our history. Poland was always a very tolerant and open country and only country which allowed Jews so much as it was not allowed in other Eueopean countries. Apart from that until 18th century Poland was a huge and one of the reachest countries in Europe. For that very reason people from different parts of Europe were coming to Poland. As a result some peole have typical slavic beauty: blond hair, blue or green eyes and round baby faces. And some have Jewish or Tatar beauty. And most people are a mixture of it having light brown hair and brown or green eyes.
McDouche 6 | 285
2 May 2014 #1,338
Seems like a lot of people from £odz are blonde..........(like me, my father born near there)....so what's the best present you ever got?

Seems like a lot of people from £odz are too alike. That city is much too homogenous. This is why Poland needs more non-European immigration. "Polish looks" need to be diversified.
ninamoty
10 May 2014 #1,339
Merged: Do I look Polish?

Just wondered if you can tell?
Lover of
16 Jun 2014 #1,340
Its beautiful. Any man would be proud to be in your company.
Eliseusz
3 Aug 2014 #1,341
I am a Polish male. I have to say while one cannot generalize the looks of us Poles, I have to agree with the observations of the people in this thread. In my region in southern Poland we have very broad faces with high cheek bones band very high dominant foreheads. Most have a brownish beer blonde hair with white to yellow skin. I have very Slavic facial features but have black hair and dark brown eyes with yellow skin. Everyone here including myself has long almond shaped eyes. Many of us including myself have cleft chins. In my view one cannot generalize a Pole by colouring but must take facial features into account. Also pixie you do look polish very similar to my cousin. You me and my cousin zuzia would look like siblings standing next to each other. The only thing you need to fit in is a more dominant forehead. Sorry if this post is terribly long. Przepraszam. Do widzenia.
Poleboy765 - | 66
3 Jun 2016 #1,342
Alright, so I'm second generation in the US and my mother's side of the family is from Poland, specifically Krakow and my dad was American but he is of Polish and Irish descent. Do you guys think I look Polish? I've been told I do. My family also didn't come to The US til the 1930s and 1940s.









Wulkan - | 3,249
3 Jun 2016 #1,344
Do you guys think I look Polish?

Man, you have asked the same question a few months ago, yes you look quite Polish, although you are rather short for a Polish man.
Jadwiga II
14 Oct 2016 #1,345
Polish people are descended from Czechoslovakians, so there you have the looks department. Polish jokes originated when, at the times when
Poland was invaded, all educated rulers and professionals were killed by the invaders. So, the next generation would be uneducated; and would
be referred to as "dumb"... but that isn't forever, as... have you not noticed that most Polish immigrants to the USA are very much into having

their children educated via schools, universities of the best kind, etc? It shows after 25 years that Polish people in the USA are usually more educated than their parents, who lacked education due to war, etc. Take a look at Polish History and you will

see great strides made by that country in various ages.
Mag77
15 Oct 2016 #1,346
Poles descend from Czechoslovakians are you retarded? Who taught you history?
Wulkan - | 3,249
16 Oct 2016 #1,347
Poles don't descend from Czechoslovakians but are related to them.
Odin
16 Oct 2016 #1,348
Czechs are germanic, poles are slavs. They are not related.
mafketis 25 | 9,320
16 Oct 2016 #1,349
Both the modern populatons of Czech and Poland are a mishmash of Slavic, Germanic and Jewish (and some other) genes (the second maybe a bit more prevalent in Czech and the third maybe a bit more prevalent in Poland).

At present, Polish and Czech are primarily about linguistic and cultural affiliation. People who speak the languages natively and identify with the culture are Polish and Czech - somebody whose great great great grandad was from there but who no longer knows the language or cultural norms is not.
jon357 67 | 16,907
16 Oct 2016 #1,350
Pretty well true with a bit of admixture from invaders/migrants and mostly from Russia.


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