Where you grew up or your birthplace or nationality is not who you are at all. Sure, there are customs that it’s advisable to adhere to where you are, but that is not your personality.
Stereotypes are absolute bullshit. As is thinking you can understand something immediately about someone’s personality based on where they’re from.
So instead of asking ‘Where are you from?’
What about asking:
‘What is your character?’
It might need some refining to get to the point of what you want to know about someone, but it’s a fuck ton more reflective of who someone is, as opposed to asking where they’re from.