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Are Polish people open to others?


gigglespolska
30 Jan 2007 #1
I was just wondering what Polish people consider themselves to be? Open or closed off to others.
From my experience I consider Poles quite open, i was just wondering if people agree or disagree. Also i noticed that many people are loud and are very relaxed

Is there also a difference in how Poles treat friends/family and strangers(polish)?
hello 22 | 891
30 Jan 2007 #2
Generally Poles are open to other people (especially to strangers as they aren't usually very friendly towards their Polish neighbours). So if a stranger needs help, Pole is open - but if a friend or neighbour needs help, it's not always the case.
OP gigglespolska
31 Jan 2007 #3
thanks
krysia 23 | 3,058
31 Jan 2007 #4
Some older people like to talk about their war experiences and talk a lot about it to get it out of their systems, others refuse to mention it because it was so traumatic and keep quiet.

It all depends on the person. But in general once they know you, they will treat you as your friend and I would say they are open.
uyryttur
31 Jan 2007 #5
no we are not...
krysia 23 | 3,058
31 Jan 2007 #6
If they see you have money their mouths won't stop talking.....
Decorator 4 | 291
31 Jan 2007 #7
It would be a very short conversation with me then...:)
Kochana_Babcia 2 | 70
31 Jan 2007 #8
If they see you have money their mouths won't stop talking.....

LOL..is it a Polish thing to tell people what you paid for something..for instance I always
have to tell my Mom that I don't need to know what she paid for her new shoes or whatever. I have to laugh when my Mom and her friends get together and talk about

who has what and what they paid for it..too funny, like they are competing with each other...Oh! and don't get them started on talking about illnesses :)
anielka 2 | 84
31 Jan 2007 #9
Strangers generally receive an inscrutable, polite mask- my friend just got back from Krakow- stranger's still address each other in the third person- if one person addressed the other eg on the bus as "you" you'd get a smack in the mouth before you'd get an answer.

To close family/ friends the mask drops away (if in the same age group), much more relaxed- however I address my husband's Aunt/Uncle in the third person whom I have known for 18 years.
iwona 12 | 542
1 Feb 2007 #10
Oh! and don't get them started on talking about illnesses

that is true.....[b][/b]

Not only old people but lats of young too.....

In general I think that we are quite open to close friends and families but reserved to strangers.
shewolf 5 | 1,077
1 Feb 2007 #11
Oh! and don't get them started on talking about illnesses

that is true.....[b][/b]

Not only old people but lats of young too.....

What kinds of things do they talk about?
vjmohn - | 3
1 Feb 2007 #12
Dear
I really dont know how you made your opinion about the stranger perhaps you dont know even the god comes to you as a stranger so you might get a chance to have better luck I was on the lookout for the opinion about the polish folklore so I come across your view of opinion so just hooked to make you rethink will you .....................???

Can have my more on that at vjmohn@hotmail
iwona 12 | 542
1 Feb 2007 #13
everything....illness...symptoms.....treatments......doctors....medici nes....

I have colleagues who always tells me all stories about her little son's illnesses.
magdalena.woln
1 Feb 2007 #14
yeah yeah, we are bad, intollerante, never helped anyone, never fighted for other nations even for UK, lazy, stupid, grumbling :P
rydergrove
4 Feb 2007 #15
polish are very similar to english they never admit it but they are doesnt make them bad i think they are great
iwona 12 | 542
4 Feb 2007 #16
They are a bit similar...there is only one difference English likes putting themselves a a bit down , they like "understatements"...but theya rs till quite confident ....Polish like to feel a bit worse as victims.( I suppose our history has much to do with it) ...and ...we don't have always much confidence.
anielka 2 | 84
5 Feb 2007 #17
we are bad, intollerante, never helped anyone, never fighted for other nations even for UK, lazy, stupid, grumbling :P

So untrue, although I understand why You feel this way. My husband had a panel beating/mechanical shop, with casual workers- I often saw them sleeping in the wrecks , wake up, drink Italian coffee and back to it. The finished cars were done in record time, the quality/standard of work irreproachable- they would check and recheck for any discrepencies- not 1 complaint from any customer. Only problem was: once paid,

no-where to be seen for the next job: moonshine. So,my husband knew where they lived and would pull them out of bed.
magdalena.woln, I found this on the Internet- a ceremony by" the Queen of the Netherlands,31 May 2006 at the presentation of the insignia of the Militaire Willemsorde to the First Independent Polish Parachute Brigade and the insignia of the Bronze Lion,posthumuosly,to its commanding officer,General Sosabowski" polamb.nl/ned/przemowienie.html

The gratitude shown to the Poles strikes me the most.
I am curious has the Queen of England done something similar?
paulagrzyb - | 1
1 Jun 2012 #18
Polish people don't open for other nations.
woytek2 - | 2
1 Jun 2012 #19
Polish people are open towards other nations
Dreadnought 1 | 143
23 Feb 2013 #20
I was going to say this but got beat to it...but I,m here anyway: Yes Poles (I speak only with experience of the deepest Podkarpacie) are open and friendly to foreigners like me. But they hate with a simmering will their neighbours and most of their family and any other strangers who are Poles??? Love to know why? but I am glad that they have always been good to me.


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