The Link between Your Blood Type and Your Personality
by Donna Gates
Could blood type affect our personality? Canadian naturopathic doctor James D''Adamo and his son Peter D''Adamo think so. The Japanese have been studying the link between blood type and personality for over 60 years. Blood type can be a valuable clue for understanding your own uniqueness. Today, it is even more common to hear the Japanese ask your blood type than it is for Americans to ask your astrological sign.
The writer had lived in Japan for three years during teenhood and had the opportunity to learn first-hand the ways that the Japanese apply theories of how blood types affect individual’s personality in daily life. She had also become fascinated with the work of Dr James D''Adamo, whose theory also focused on how blood type could indicate the foods and lifestyle choices most compatible for an individual.
To most Japanese both biology and genetics have a role in determining personality. Approximately 90% know their blood type and for decades, blood typing has been used by: employers when assessing job candidates, dating services for potential love matches and even companies for marketing soft drinks and other products.
There are four blood types: O, A, AB and B, with blood type A being the most common where so much research on blood types have been focused -- in Japan. In fact, 74% of the Japanese are blood type A.
Here are some examples of blood type and personality, based on James and Peter D''Adamo''s work:
Blood Type A - Tend to be cooperative, sensitive, clever, passionate and smart. Often bottling up anxiety in order to get along with others, they may hold in their emotions until they explode. Many are tense, impatient and unable to sleep well. While they are capable of leadership positions, they may not take them because the stress is not good for their tightly wired systems.
In Japan many "A"''s are in research. They have roles in discovering more about and refining science, economics, manufacturing, etc. Their research on microflora and other areas of medicine is some of the best and most meticulous in the world. They are perfectionists to say the least. Blood type A''s tend to have more sensitive constitutions. Too much stress weakens their immunity more quickly than other blood types.
Blood Type B - Blood type B individuals tend to be balanced: thoughtful like A''s and yet ambitious like O''s. They are empathetic, easily understanding others'' points of view, yet often hesitating to challenge or confront. Chameleon-like and flexible, they make good friends.
Blood Type AB - Tend to be very charming and popular. They don''t sweat the small stuff and can be seen as spiritual and even at times a bit "flaky". Only about 2 - 5% of the population are blood type AB. There is never a dull moment in a AB''s life, so if you find one for a friend, consider yourself lucky! You’ll enjoy some exciting times together! Sometimes it is difficult to be an AB. AB''s don''t like to fit in anyone else''s "boxes". If they feel too confined, they''ll break out of that box and do things their own way.
Blood Type O - Tend to be loners or leaders and are intuitive, focused, self-reliant and daring. They handle stress better than other blood types and have strong immune systems, a well developed physique and a physically active nature.