In East Asian countries, a person’s blood type is believed by many to be predictive of a person’s personality, temperament, and compatibility with others. This is similar to how astrological signs are perceived as influencing factors in a person’s life in other countries.
One of the reasons Japan developed the blood group personality indicator theory was in reaction against ethnic stereotypes coming from Europe. The popular belief originates with publications by Masahiko Nomi in the 1970s. Japanese electronics company Mitsubishi created an entire team of only AB blood group workers. Today, kindergartens in the country group kids by blood group and have distinctly different education plans for each.
What follows is a quick rundown of each blood group and the purported characteristics for each.
Blood Type A
While outwardly calm, they have such high standards (perfectionists) that they tend to be balls of nerves on the inside. Type A’s are the most artistic of the blood groups. They can be shy, are conscientious, trustworthy, and sensitive.
Blood Type O
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.
Blood Type AB
Type AB’s are the split personalities of the blood groups. They can be both outgoing and shy, confident and timid. While responsible, too much responsibility will cause a problem. They are trustworthy and like to help others.
Blood Type B
Type B’s will start a task and continue it until completed well. They are Goal oriented and strong minded. Type B’s are the individualists of the blood group categories and find their own way in life.
Emotional Compatability by Blood types
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