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The typical Polish look, or all Eastern Europeans


Poleboy766    
5 Dec 2018  #391
For me, after more experiences traveling, the main difference I see between Poles, and other Slavs is Poles have eyes that slant upward. Poles also look more German than other slavs especially in the Poznan area. There, it can be hard to tell (in my opinion), who is Polish in comparison to Germany, unless you look at the shape of their eyes, and their hairline. I've also seen Poles with reddish hair. The stereotype of poles loosing their hair early is true. In fact since my earlier posts my hair has been pushing back more and more, and I probably won't have hair by 25 lol.
Poleboy766 - | 4    
5 Dec 2018  #392
I also have examples of the Polish look, these are some of my family members





Lyzko 20 | 5,967    
  5 Dec 2018  #393
The right picture might well be of two highly assimilated Polish urban Jews, most likely from the upper-middle classes. The one on the left could be German as well:-) German males often tend to have less oval-shaped and slightly squarer-looking faces, broader jawline.

The photograph even looks a little like the composer Hindemith:-)
Poleboy766 - | 4    
  6 Dec 2018  #394
Lyzko, The man on the left is my great grandfather(from Debno and Krakow), the man on the right is my great uncle(from Krakow) with my great aunt in law. You're right, I just looked up Hidemith and he does resemble him.
Lyzko 20 | 5,967    
6 Dec 2018  #395
Obviously of partially German origin:-)
Poleboy766 - | 4    
6 Dec 2018  #396
Hmm. Could be I guess. This is my great grandmother and my grandfather.



Lyzko 20 | 5,967    
6 Dec 2018  #397
With little difficulty on my end might be (mis-)taken for ethnic Germans.
Lyzko 20 | 5,967    
6 Dec 2018  #399
Like I say, ethnically German.
Vlad1234 11 | 497    
  6 Dec 2018  #400
Traditionally slavic peoples were darker (slight amount - fair-light olive skin

Very uncommon.

The portraits of German rulers who preceded Hitler.
gettyimages.ca/detail/news-photo/composite-image-showing-paul-von-hindenburg-as-a-young-news-photo/3143379

Paul von Hindenburg both old and young.

pinterest.ca/pin/469429961142929323/

Freidrich Eibert

worldsocionics.blogspot.com/2016/05/wilhelm-ii-eie-analysis.html

Wilhelm II

emerituscollege.asu.edu/sites/default/files/ecdw/EVoice6/frederick.html

Frederick III
Lyzko 20 | 5,967    
6 Dec 2018  #401
Quite, Vlad!

Olive complexion in my years of having lived and traveled throughout Germany pre-globalization indicates possible admixture with Southern Europeans.
"Ethnic" Germans often may have dark to blue-black hair, occasionally brown or dark-brown eye color, but the features remain typically straight rather than rounded, and the skin usually is fair. When I've encountered German natives with a touch of swarthy or olive complexion, in nearly every case, they were of at least part Italian, Spanish or Greek heritage:-)
Czarne - | 4    
21 Jan 2019  #402
Eastern Europe is very diverse due to centuries of different admixtures and migrations. Common Polish looks (if you are interested in anthropology) are most commonly Gorid or Baltid types, but there are many mixed versions of these types or others there.
Vlad1234 11 | 497    
16 Feb 2019  #403
Common Polish looks (if you are interested in anthropology) are most commonly Gorid or Baltid types

As well as in Ukraine. Pontid /Medeteranid and some Nordic features are also fairly common in Ukraine. However, Carpathid and Dinarid are more common in Poland and across border with Ukraine, I think.
Weimarer 3 | 350    
24 Feb 2019  #404
@Lyzko

True. Im an ethnic german and brownish hair but blue eyes

i65.tinypic.com/avokdt.jpg
Spike31 2 | 772    
24 Feb 2019  #405
You look very Slavonic. That's a compliment
Weimarer 3 | 350    
24 Feb 2019  #406
Im a Thüringer, central germanic
Lyzko 20 | 5,967    
  24 Feb 2019  #407
Germans on the whole do tend to have squarer faces than Poles, particularly the men:-) I recall again the example of Guenter Grass, black-eyed and darkish-brown hair, yet the cast of both the face, jawline as well the build is unmistakably German (although his mother was Kaschub and the elder Grass a German). Even without light hair and fair eyes, I would never guess him as Italian or Spanish, for instance.

I've also known personally a number of much older Germans from the former Danzig, and they all look clearly Germanic rather than Slavic.
Shitonya Brits    
24 Feb 2019  #408
^ Josef Mengele would be so proud of you Lyzko!
Bratwurst Boy 5 | 9,699    
  24 Feb 2019  #409
I agree....Slavs have rounder heads and higher cheekbones...square heads and also brown hair and blue eyes is rather typically for middle-southern Germans.

The blond/blue eyed germanic/northern types come often with a narrow/rectangular head (horse face:)....
Lyzko 20 | 5,967    
  24 Feb 2019  #410
Sure, just take a gander at ol' Radek Sikorski of the Polish Sejm and your point's confirmed! With "squarer", I'd actually add, "flatter"-looking as well.

If that's not "a poylische punim", what is?
LOL
Spike31 2 | 772    
24 Feb 2019  #411
@BratwurstBoy @Weimarer

Let's take a look at German actors. Where would you place:

Franka Potente

google.com/search?q=franka+potente&rlz=1C1CHBF_en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjBjJWdlNXgAhUyTBUIHVOIDJcQ_AUIDigB&biw=1920&bih=1057

Daniel Brühl

google.com/search?q=daniel+br%C3%BChl&rlz=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwin8NHAlNXgAhXErHEKHVf2A4YQ_AUIDigB&biw=1920&bih=1057

or Moritz Bleibtreu

google.com/search?q=Moritz+Bleibtreu&hl=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjetpm-o9XgAhWvZd8KHQ4_DoEQ_AUIDigB&biw=1877&bih=981
Bratwurst Boy 5 | 9,699    
  24 Feb 2019  #412
Let's take a look at German actors. Where would you place

That has not much to do with nationality but with heritage. You will find many "horse faces" in Poland too...Kopernikus had a germanic head structure for example.

upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/96/Nikolaus_Kopernikus_Anonymus_Staatsbibliothek_Krakau.jpg/627px-Nikolaus_Kopernikus_Anonymus_Staatsbibliothek_Krakau.jpg

as have all three of your examples. Compare them to the typical slavic round heads as here:

qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-3496be02d48086508e2a21cf9d0bee96

or here:

qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-4289e44e66667e5bfb11ec56d28c315b

or here:

ucg.org/files/styles/full_grid9/public/image/article/2018/03/13/vladimir-putin-rise-of-a-strongman.jpg

or here:

topnews.in/files/tusk_1.jpg

The upper head is bigger and more pronounced than with non-slavic heritage....
Miloslaw 6 | 1,395    
24 Feb 2019  #413
Kopernikus had a germanic head

Oh dear.....Germanic racial stereotyping is still alive and well I see......
Spike31 2 | 772    
24 Feb 2019  #415
You will find many "horse faces" in Poland too

I prefer my Polish human face to any horse face thank you very much :-)

Kopernikus had a germanic head

Don't you know that Copernicus was a woman? Don't try to understand it, it's a Polish insider joke.
Bratwurst Boy 5 | 9,699    
  24 Feb 2019  #416
Actually Radek Sikorski doesn't look very slavic...he has a rather square face without an especially round head...his coloring (brown hair/blue eyes) would point to germanic heritage.

upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ac/Sikorski.jpg

But of course here in central Europe we all are a mixed bunch anyhow! After 2 Millennia there is no such thing as "pureness" :)
Bratwurst Boy 5 | 9,699    
  24 Feb 2019  #417
I prefer my Polish human face to any horse face thank you very much :-)

Hey....there are pretty faces everywhere.

Especially the slavic girls are famous for their cheekbones! :)
Spike31 2 | 772    
24 Feb 2019  #418
Germanic racial stereotyping is still alive and well I see

Yes it is. I find it rather amusing since those who created those stereotypes were far from those ideals themselves. I wonder if Goebbels had any self-awareness about his own appearance when he preached about the Ubermensch in German media?

Yet, PolishForums is a free speech platform where anything and everything can be discussed and it should remain this way.
Bratwurst Boy 5 | 9,699    
  24 Feb 2019  #419
I prefer my Polish human face to any horse face thank you very much :-)

Acknowledging diversity and declaring one "better" or "preferable" are two different things! That's more the field of right wingers/nationalists though...
Vlad1234 11 | 497    
25 Feb 2019  #420
The blond/blue eyed germanic/northern types come often with a narrow/rectangular head (horse face:)....

Sadly, but this one type is on the verge of extinction, probably.
According to this "average faces of the nations" compilations the average Russian does have lighter hair than an average German.
thechive.com/2015/09/13/heres-what-the-average-person-looks-like-in-each-country-11-photos/


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