|Do you or your friends or family care about blood types? We do in Japan, and I learned it’s something specific in Japan. “anan” Magazine has just issued a number featuring blood types, while many books on blood types have been issued. Blood types is the issue that is liked to be discussed any time, anywhere, in Japan. My blood type is O, and it is roughly said;
-to be a good leader
-to be friendly and sociable
-not to be worried too much about mistakes
-to be romantic rather than realistic
-to be good at taking care of people
-to be a good speaker rather than a good listener
-to be honest
-to be careless
-to be a poor planner
-to show likes and dislikes strongly
-to be too confident and selfish
…Some sound true but some don’t. 😦
For blood type B, it’s roughly said;
How about blood type A?
-to be responsible and deliberate
-to be a hard worker
-to consider moral, rule and regulation are something very important
-to value happy harmony
-to be well-organized
-to be inflexible
-to be worried too much about mistakes
-to be passive
-to be worried too much about what other people would think
Finally blood type AB
-to be cool-headed and very smart
-to be a good planner and flexible
-to be calculating to figure out if things are profitable to one or not
-to be a good listner
-to be mean-spirited from time to time
-to be irresponsible and confusing people around
If you know your blood type, what do you think?
Although my blood type is O, I have many traits from other blood types that apply to my personal character. How is yours?
But there I found one thing that looks definitely true to Japanese people. Did you know that blood type A is major in Japan? Meaning most of Japanese people are made from blood A-type of personality! There’s no wonder many of us are working very hard, and that many of us belong to companies as employees rather than entrepreneurs or self-employed. No wonder many of us are very shy due to the fear of making mistakes, being too deliberate to anything. Maybe that’s why we have to wear company uniforms, do things on time strictly, act polite, and so cooperativeness is considered something most important at work? No…you’ll deny that later when you see the chart at the bottom. :p
I hear that many foreign tourists in Japan are so much impressed with how polite and kind Japanese people are, how clean and well-organized train stations or public places are, how punctual everything is, and so on. Is that because blood-A created this country? No, I’m just kidding. 😄
Look at the distribution map of blood types.
Disclaimer: The chart is from this site.
Blue = blood type B
Yellow = blood type O
*blood type AB is minor worldwidely.
According to the map, we can see Europe and most of Australia have majority of blood type A, while north and south America and Africa have majority of blood type O. It’s interesting that majority of blood type B is only concentrated in central Asia.
Overall, discussing blood types and personality maybe just nonsense, but Japanese people still like this topic a lot!
If you read Japanese, you can read more in details from here.
You can also try to enter yours and your partner’s blood types to enjoy the result of chemistry just for fun! 😉
ps) This is a reserved post for you while I am off for vacation in Sydney. Your comments may need time until approved by me. But feel free to discuss and share your thoughts. I’m looking forward to reading them later! Thanks!!