Posted by: Vanessa
Today I want to write about the different blood types and their meanings here in Japan.
No, no, nobody want to taste your blood, don't worry! No little vampires around here! ^^
You know, that there're different blood types, so A, B, AB and 0.
But first, a little bit of history: it all started in 1931 in Japan. Professor Furukawa Takeji proposed that there was a link between blood type and personality after working in the administration department of a high school and observing the temperamental differences between applicants. He writes a big report about that topic then ("The Study of Temperament Through Blood Type") and a great deal of research into blood psychology in the 50's, 60's and 70's (mainly in Japan followed.
Today similar to how astrological signs are used, blood type plays a really prominent role in Japanese society (even more than astrology does in the West). In Japan, whether someone is A, B, O or AB is a topic of everyday conversation. So there's really a widespread belief that blood type determines personality, with implications for life, work and love.
In Japan, blood type has as a conclusion influenced peoples lives in unexpected ways. For instance, some Japanese companies have planned departments around the blood types of their workforce. A baseball coach is reported to have used it in the selection of his teams. You can go to special dating events, for example where women seeks for man only with A or AB blood type. There are even special blood type diets. ^^
But now the big question. What's about the blood type and the characteristic written to it. Let's see! ^^
Blood type A
People with blood type A have a deep-rooted strength that helps them stay calm in a crisis when everyone else is panicking. However, they tend to avoid confrontation, and feel very uncomfortable around people. A types are shy and sometimes withdrawn. They seek harmony and are very polite, but all the same feel that they never really fit in with others. A types are very responsible. If there is a job to be done, they prefer to take care of it themselves. These people crave success and are perfectionists. They are also very creative, and the most artistic of all the blood types, most likely because of their sensitivity.
Blood type B
People with blood type B are the most practical of the blood groups. They are specialists in what they do. When they start a project, they spend extra time understanding and trying to follow directions than others might. When they are doing something, all of their attention is focused on it. They tend to stick to a goal and follow it through to the end, even if it seems impossible. They tend to be less than cooperative, as they like to follow their own rules and their own ideas. They are individualists. B type people pay attention to their thoughts a little more than their feelings, and therefore can sometimes seem cold and serious.
Blood type 0
People with blood type O people are outgoing, energetic and social. They are the most flexible of the blood types. They easily start up projects but often have trouble following through because they give up easily. They are flighty and not too dependable. O types always say what's on their mind. They value the opinion of others and like to be the center of attention. Also, people with O blood are extremely self-confident.
Blood type AB
People with blood type AB are hard to categorize. They can have characteristics on both ends of the spectrum at the same time. For instance, they are both shy and outgoing. They easily switch from one opposite to another. AB people are trustworthy and responsible, but can't handle it when too much is asked of them. They don't mind doing favors or helping out, as long as its on their own conditions. People with this blood type are interested in art and metaphysics.
So, related to dating, it's believed, that this blood type combinations are really well fitting together:
A is most compatible with A and AB.
B is most compatible with B and AB.
AB is most compatible with AB, B, A, and O.
O is most compatible with O and AB.
So do you know, which blood type you and your friends are (90% of the Japanese know their blood type^^)?
Can you recognize some characteristics fitting to your blood type?
What do you think about that! ^^
So, I in personal believe, that you can't generalize people based on their blood type or something else...but when I read the description of the characteristics of my blood type..wow...amazing. Everything really really fits so well to me! ^^
I think this topic is really really interesting!
And it's a perfect topic to talk about with much fun.
You think so, too? ^^
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Posted by: Vanessa (November 30, 2011 4:56 PM) | Permalink