What’s your blood group?
In many countries, including India, people usually take a close look at a potential partner’s star sign to check their compatibility level. But the Japanese like to do things a little differently. They do not rely on the astrological information and signs alone, rather on the blood type for personality matching and information. Yes, your blood group can reveal your personality type!
Personality according to the blood type. What is it?
Ketsueki-gata is the term which means analyzing a person’s personality based on their blood type. The term gained popularity since the 1930s, thanks to Japanese professor Tokeji Furukawa who published a paper claiming that each blood type reflected the personality of a person who possessed it.
Science behind it
The four primary blood types, A, B, O and AB are differentiated from each other based on their antigens. Antigens are found at the surface of the red blood cell and help explain how effectively your immune system works.
You will be surprised to know that in Japan people are very fond of asking the blood type of other people because they truly believe in blood type personality theory. Japanese people use it as a tool to assess the potential of an employee and the compatibility of two people getting married.
Though the blood type personality test has no scientific backing yet, many people claim that it is absolutely true for them. Read on to know if Furukawa’s theory fits for you:
A blood type personality
Kind and compassionate individuals who put others’ interests and needs before their own.
While they may seem calm on the outside, they often suffer from inner turmoil and anxiety.
People with blood type A personality are excellent listeners and make good friends.
Although they get along with others quite well, it is often achieved at the expense of their own balance and happiness.
To be liked by others, they bottle up their emotions, which takes its toll on their nervous system. It is beneficial for them to take time alone and rest well.
The best jobs for this personality type are those that don’t require much contact with other people, like programmers, accountants, writers, or librarians.
People with A blood type are sensitive, cooperative, emotional, passionate and clever. They are very patient, loyal and love peace and thus do not like to get into a fight with anyone. But sometimes these people become overly sensitive. They do not like to break the rules set down by society and care about etiquette and social standards.
These people take their time to make decisions and are too organized in all spheres of life but cannot multitask. They like things neat and clean and at the right place, which is why many people with OCD fall into A blood type.
People with this blood type also get stressed easily and thus have a high level of cortisol (stress) hormone.
Common personality traits: Kind, shy, attentive, stubborn, polite, tensed, reliable, overly sensitive, perfectionist, responsible, timid, anxious, composed and reserved.
Best personality traits: Loyal, perfectionists, organized and consistent.
Bad personality traits: Obsessive, overly sensitive, pessimistic, stubborn, easily stressed and fastidious.
These people make reliable and trustworthy friends. They do not like to show their emotions and feeling to anyone unless comfortable with them.
B blood type personality
Outgoing and friendly, this type is a people person.
Unlike type As, type Bs don’t do that at the expense of their own feelings and well-being; it comes to them naturally, without any effort.
Contact with people doesn’t wear them down, and they will do well as leaders or in any job that requires dealing with people.
Type Bs are highly flexible; they can feel people.
They are into body language and other methods of deciphering others.
People with blood type B personalities rely on their intuition and trust themselves.
These people are very creative and quick decision makers. But they are not good at taking orders. They put every part of themselves into something they want to focus on. They have a very strong desire and drive to be the best of everything they do. But just like the A blood type, these people are also not good at multi-tasking.
People with B blood type are thoughtful and empathetic towards others and make good and reliable friends. These people also face a lot of discrimination because of their negative personality traits such as selfishness and being uncooperative at times. The society also focuses on the negative side of the people with B blood type, even though they have a good side too. But as a result of this, they tend to be loners.
Positive personality traits: Curious, strong, relaxed, creative, adventurous, passionate, cheerful, active and outgoing.
Negative personality traits: Wild, erratic, selfish, unforgiving, uncooperative, irresponsible and unpredictable.
AB Blood type personality
Freedom-loving ABs are strong and rational people.
They don’t worry about little things and can usually assess their life challenges without their emotions getting in the way.
Despite their love for freedom and independent thinking, they don’t have any issues when it comes to relationships and are quite popular.
People with AB blood type are a mix of A and B personality types, just like their blood group. These people are complicated and can have dual personalities like they can be shy like A type as well as outgoing like B type. They try to keep their true personalities from strangers, thereby making most believe that they are a mixed personality. It is hard to decode these people until you know them thoroughly. Also, these people are the rarest blood type in the world.
They are charming and make friends easily. There will never be a dull moment in a group of friends even if only one of them is AB blood type. They are poor at handling stress.
AB people are very careful while dealing with others and are empathetic. These people also have exceptional analytical and logical skills.
Good personality traits: Charming, controlled, cool, dream chaser, caring, rational, trustworthy, adaptable and creative.
Negative personality traits: Complicated, vulnerable, irresponsible, self-centered, forgetful, unforgiving and critical.
O Blood type personality
This type is described as responsible, practical, rule-conscious, and organized.
People with this personality type make excellent leaders, and their determination helps them achieve their goals.
While they are usually liked by other people, they are somewhat loners and need a lot of time alone.
Typically, type O is physically strong and can find success in sports.
In love, they are most happy with their own type or the AB type (it seems like the AB type is really lucky in love).
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People with O blood type are daring, outgoing and go-getters. They have a habit of setting high standard for themselves and do all they can to achieve them. These people have excellent leadership qualities and little things do not bother them, which makes them appear as selfish to other people, especially to A type.
They are generous, kind-hearted and loving. They adapt well with changes. They are resilient and flexible and can do better than other blood types in tough situations.
Positive personalities traits: Leadership, easy going, positive outlook, confident, calm, outgoing, cautious, loyal, peaceful, passionate, independent, reliable, carefree, trendsetter and devoted.
Japanese people call people with O blood type, warriors because they are strong and enduring. These people are honest and hate people who hide the truth.
Negative personality traits: Jealous, ruthless, rude, non-punctual, insensitive, cold, unpredictable, self-centered and arrogant.