What blood type are you?
Last weekend when I was hanging out with my office colleagues for drinks, and one of my colleague was asking me about my blood type.
She: What is your blood type?
Me: O +ve. Why?
She: You are very ‘friendly’.
Me: Well. Yes, I know that but what my blood type got to do with that?
She: Your blood type says that you are friendly.
Me: Ahh.. That is interesting. So what about other types.
She: Guys with type B are considered as Playboys. Type AB are very practical. And Tye A are creative but shy.
So the next day I had to run this query on ‘Blood Type Personality’ to get some interesting results on Google. From what I read and understand guys with Blood Type B have a bad reputation. They are considered Playboys, Players, Stingy, Irresponsible etc. and as a word of caution, gals try to stay away from guys with blood group B.
There is also a romantic comedy movie in Korean with the title - My Boyfriend Is Type-B (B형 남자친구)based on this Japanese theory of Blood Type Personality.
So here are the Blood Type Personalities in brief.
Blood Type A:
Positive Traits: Conservative, introverted, reserved, patient, punctual and inclined to be perfectionists.
Worst Traits: Obsessive, stubborn, self conscious and uptight.
Referred as ‘farmers’ in some descriptions, Type A’s are said to be considerate of others and loyal to a fault. They can also be secretive and reluctant to share their feelings. Apparently they don’t hold their liquor well, either.
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 B:
Best Traits: Animal-loving, creative, flexible, individualistic, optimistic and passionate.
Worst Traits: Forgetful, irresponsible and self-centered.
Referred to as ‘hunters’, Type B’s have very independent natures and tend not to be concerned about what other people think of them. Although often described as shallow and lazy, they can be quite passionate about the things they hold dear. Patience is not their strong suit either.
Type B men have acquired a very negative reputation in Korea and are not considered by many to be good husband material. Often described as ‘players’, they are perceived as being selfish and mercurial, quick to anger and not terribly reliable. That said, their bad boy image makes them very attractive to women, but not for the long term. (Type B women do not share in this bad rep, for some unexplained reason).
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 life.
Blood Type AB:
Best Traits: Cool, controlled, empathic, introverted and rational.
Worst Traits: Aloof, critical, indecisive and unforgiving.
Referred to as ‘humanists’, Type AB’s are said to be controlled more by their heads, than by their hearts. They are rational, good with money, but unpredictable. Although inclined to be distant, they prefer harmony and as such, work well with mediators. Some consider them two-faced, and therefore untrustworthy.
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 O:
Best Traits: Ambitious, athletic, robust and self-confident.
Worst Traits: Arrogant, insensitive, ruthless and vain.
Referred to as ‘warriors’, Type O’s are viewed as natural leaders and are often, also, natural athletes. They tend to be outgoing, expressive and passionate, but can also bore others to death with their obsessive drive for success coupled with their absolute convictions that they are winners. This certainty that they will always win explains why they aren’t afraid to take risks or gamble. They have a strong physical presence and are unlikely to ever be overlooked.
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.
And here is the interesting part – compatibility chart:
- 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
Koreans are so obsessed with Blood Types that
- Some of them mention their blood types on resumes
- Even Korean Actors and Actresses mention their blood type on their online bio. Do you know both Lee Min Ho and Lee Hyori are Type A personalities and have a very huge fan following throughout Asia.
- Many Korean women not only refuse to date Type B men but they also reject Type B as potential marriage partners.
- If two or three Koreans gt together, they invariably end up chattering about blood types.
Books on Blood Type theory
The effects of blood type, societal factors, and physical characteristics are being studied in behavior analysis graduate programs to look for any personality connections. In Japan there are soft drinks based on blood type popular among girls and condoms based on blood type popular among guys. Check the infographic below.
Source: korea4expats, bellaonline, phlebotomist.