Representatives of the Tatar nation do not have pronounced, common external features, such as Mongols, Azerbaijanis or Africans. Tatars can be blond, red-haired, and dark-haired, have a different eye shape and skin color. However, on closer examination, anthropologists nevertheless identified the characteristic features of a typical Tatar.
Anthropologists say that in the blood of modern Tatars there is a mixture of both Mongoloid and Caucasian ancestors, so the representatives of this nation are very different. There are several types of Tatars, for example, Ural, South Kama, Volga-Siberian. The last of them is distinguished by the appearance of the Mongoloid type - a wide face, dark hair, brown eyes and the so-called Mongolian fold on the upper eyelid. But there are few such Tatars, this type is the smallest. Most often, there are Caucasian Tatars with light brown and blond hair. Almost all types of Tatars have a thin nose, sometimes with a slight hump or a drooping tip.
Tatars are rarely tall. The average height of the girls is 164 cm. Among them there are few long-legged ones.
Diligence, cleanliness, willingness to come to the rescue, patience are considered to be the distinctive features of the Tatar character. It is believed that this nation is characterized by self-confidence, pride and narcissism. Tatars do not live by feelings, but by reason, therefore they are law-abiding, respect power, love order and stability. A Tatar will not swim against the tide - once in an unfavorable situation, he will show flexibility and adapt to new conditions. The Tatars are characterized by tolerance, religiosity and deepest respect for elders.
The Tatars are distinguished by the presence of a commercial streak. They have earned a reputation as the best workers for their hard work, conscientious fulfillment of their obligations, discipline and perseverance in the performance of their work. Representatives of the Tatar nation strive for knowledge. They are quick-witted and responsible. Respect for elders also affects professional activities - a Tatar will never fire an employee of pre-retirement age. An excessively harsh straightforwardness of judgments is considered a negative quality of a Tatar worker.