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Polish VS Swedish Mentality (All You Need to Know)

by Logan

Different people have different mentalities and this is something we must realize. When I realized how every individual thinks differently, it changed my world!

The change in someone’s mentality does not come just like that. The culture, norms, history, and even demographics play an incredibly immense role in molding a child into the person he becomes.

You can’t put an entire nation’s worth of people into a stereotype as humans are naturally inclined to differ from one another, however, the popular belief is that Polish people are more hospitable to strangers while Swedish people tend to be more reclusive.

The mentality that we will discuss in this article will be of the people from Poland and Sweden. Let us see if the history of these regions has affected each other’s mentality or not. Or is Polish and Swedish mentality entirely different from each other? Stick around to increase your knowledge.

An Introduction to Poland

A group of people looking at a laptop
The easygoing Polish

For travelers who prefer adventures, a trip to this European city is a must-have in the itinerary. Its post-communist architecture and modern construction will let the memories of the tour last forever.

The place has so much entertainment to offer. Like,

  • The AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU Museums
  • Castles (Almost 500 of them)
  • Masurian Lakeland
  • Tatra mountains
  • Shifting dunes
  • Pustynia Błędowska- A small desert
  • Baltic sea
  • Amber Jewelry

Here is everything you need to know if you plan to travel or live in Poland. But still, there is one most important thing to be covered before visiting or deciding to live in a new region.

Yes, the concept of this article, the MENTALITY!

How are the people of Poland?

Every country has a different culture, norms, moral values, and etiquette. Polish people are known to be more even-tempered and welcoming. But I know many Polish people who complain a lot even when they are happy. That may sound harsh, but the truth of the matter is Polish people can have their ups and downs because after all, they’re still humans.

Polish people like to work flexibly and others often recognize them. They are also motivated through materialistic rewards and can be very competitive at times. You almost never want to be standing in front of them in any competition because they are willing to do anything to win.

Polish people prepare and get ready before anything worse can even occur. They are always looking out for possible threads and planning to overcome them, you may call them paranoid or cautious. It’s your call to make.

Polish is one of those communities from the world who are known to be hospitable, they treat their guests with open arms! If you plan to visit a Polish, never expect to come out of the house with an empty stomach because they won’t let you. And they will never, ever allow a guest to help them clean the kitchen to help them.

These people are also known to be emotional and expressive. They think that taking a small gift on the way to a friend or a relative is necessary. Polish is sensitive and likes to please people around them. Polish sure knows how to do networking!

Polish is often found unorganized. They take days in building something and there is a huge chance that what they build is not what they think they will build.

A bustling city
Sweden- A city full of sights!

An introduction to Sweden

SWEDEN is a place that everyone wishes to visit even if it’s just for once. A visit to this country will add a feather to your cap of traveling experience for sure. Here are the things this country has to offer,

  • Pop Music
  • A country of Forest
  • World-class meatballs
  • Varmland
  • Midsummer
  • A country of lakes (100,000 of them)
  • Crawfish party
  • Baltic Sea
  • Top-notch public transport

These are the highlights from Sweden. Now let’s try to know Swedish mentality by knowing Swedish people.

How are the people of Sweden?

People from Sweden have their own personalities, while I cannot talk to every resident of that country, I will try to make a good image of the majority of Swedish people.

Swedish people are known to be thankful for what they have in life. But unlike Polish, Swedish is not as welcoming as the people of Poland. Swedish is more inclined towards themselves. Also, Swedish love formalities. Swedes are highly class conscious and most of them do not follow any religion as they believe in religious freedom.

Swedish people are more about rules and regulations and acknowledge people who follow them too. They are decent and good to work with, but they are also individualist! They are not enthusiastic about gifts and dinners or do not go out of their way for people. Swedish do not think that taking a small gift on their way to a friend’s house would be necessary. They are not the pleasers.

While the majority of them are not attracted to material goods, some of them are a little materialistic sometimes. Swedish are easygoing in a way that they wait for the trouble to come and then only they think for the solution, not a day before it happens.

Swedish people are well organized, they always go through a thorough discussion before getting their hands into something,

How is Swedish similar to Polish?

I have stated the differences between Swedish and Polish people but knowing their similarities will also help you understand these people.

Many things differentiate Swedish from Polish, but there are also a few things that make both these people a little like each other.

SwedishPolish
EnvironmentSwedish people are big fans of fresh air and breeze. They love spending time close to nature. Polish people also like their quiet time, the time that is spent in solitude.
Baltic SeaSweden is touched by one end of the Baltic.Poland is touched by another end of the Baltic.
RegionThe region makes a lot of impact on the minds of the people living in, Swedish people have a European mindset. Polish people are also from the North and just like Swedish people the region have the same impact on them.
War historyThe history takes back Swedish people to the war times with Russia and Poland.Poland shares the history of war with Russia and Sweden too.
Similarities between Swedish and Polish

Is Poland considered Scandinavian?

No, Poland is not considered a Scandinavian country!

I am not sure why but people are very sensitive about this question and the answer that you may get about this question would be a direct NO with the list of three (Norway, Denmark, and Sweden) Scandinavian countries.

Here is a little inside of what countries are Scandinavian countries.

Conclusion

Every country and its individual possesses a different mentality and that goes with Swedish and Polish too.

While we have learned how different can people be even with shared region and history with each other. we can always find similarities among each other if we want.

As far as I have learned, both Swedish and Polish have a mixed side to themselves. With beauty all around both countries has a lot to offer to the tourists and to the people who are thinking to start their life in those countries.

Signing off with the hope that the article sketched a good picture of these people in your head!

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