In Japan, you are what you bleed. Blood type is a common way of defining temperament and
personality，much like horoscopes in Western countries.
It all started in 1931 in Japan. Furukawa Takeji(1891-1940) proposed that there
was a link between blood type and personality after working in the administration department of a high school and observing the the temperament differences between applicants.
Furukawa proposed that we humans are simple beings，only requiring two personality types, His report stated that people of blood type A were generally mild tempered and intellectual, while people of blood type B were the opposite， essentially dividing the population into the “good” and the “bad.”
A great deal of research went into blood psychology in the 50’s， 60’s and 70’s, mainly in Japan. Masahiko and Toshitaka Nomi, a father and son team, were responsible for making this a mainstream science, having researched the way in which blood type affects every area of our lives, including relationships， work and
In Japan, blood type has influenced people’s 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.
During World War 2, Japan’s Imperial Army is rumored to have formed battle groups according to blood type, while a kindergarten has reportedly adapted its methods of teaching along the same lines. The class is split according to blood type， And then different teaching techniques are used depending on the group. It is
also used extensively in dating services as a good indicator of potential matches.
In 1930， after the blood type personality link was first suggested, a new blank for blood type was added to job application forms, in order to better assess the potential employees’ temperament. As recently as 1997，the subject attracted enough attention to warrant four out of the five Japanese TV channels to broadcast
programs on the subject. Even today there is a daily forecast on mourning television.
Discussing blood type is a key part of introductions. Any high school kid will never fail to enquire as to your blood type， as any western teenager would do with star signs.
An industry has grown around the humble foundation laid down by Furukawa， so that you can now buy blood type chewing gum, soft drinks， calendars and even blood type condoms! The condoms are all the same, but contain different instructions for each blood group on how to approach the sexual encounter!
Blood type was a contentious issue in the 1920’ｓ and 30’ｓ. The interest in blood types in Japan grew as a reaction against Western racism. Scientists in the west found that type B was common in Asia, but rare in Caucasians. As type B was typical in animals，they argued that Asians were inferior， lower on the evolutionary scale， Japanese scientists were keen to disprove this ludicrous theory.
Guess you partner’s “blood type”!
Read through the personality traits of each blood type below and try to guess
the blood type of someone in your group.
Type O’s are outgoing, and very social.They are initiators, although they don’t always finish what they start. Creative and popular, they love to be the center of attention and appear very self-confident.
While outwardly calm, they have such high standards(perfectionists)that they tend to be very nervous. Type A’s are the most artistic of the blood 4 groups. They can be shy, are conscientious,trustworthy,and sensitive.
Goal oriented and strong-minded, type B’s will start a task and continue it until completed, and completed well. Type B’s are the individualists of the blood group categories and find their own way in lifb.
Type AB’s are the split personalities ofthe blood groups. They can be both
outgoing and shy as well as confident and tjmid. They are trustworthy and like
to help others.
*W’hat is your partner’s blood type.？
*Compatiblity by Blood Groupes :
A is most compatible with A and AB
B is most compatible with B and AB
AB is most compatible with AB and A,B
O is most compatible with O and AB
*Post discussions questions :
A) Do you believe blood types affect personality？
B) Do you agree ｗｉｔｈ the ｄescriptions： of each personality？
C) Do gou think this is true about yourself？