Japan Blood Types
It is raining in Tokyo and most of Japan today. I was planning to play golf, but decided to cancel due to the rain. I much prefer playing in sunshine ^^.
With the rain out, there is not much to do but maybe go find a seat in the blood bank. Right now, it looks like they have a shortage of all types of blood. The sign says 大ピンチ, dai pinchi or “in a large (pinch) bind”.
You can also see from this sign that in Japan the most common blood type is type A (40%), followed by O (30%). There are many books and magazines which say you can predict a persons personality from their blood type and also data showing a persons good fortune like using star signs, based on blood type.
Type A are said to be:
Conservative, introverted, reserved, patient, punctual, and perfectionist.”, but also “Obsessive, stubborn, self conscious, and uptight.
Type B are said to be:
Creative and passionate. Animal loving. Optimistic and flexible. Individualist, but also Forgetful, irresponsible, and self-centered.
Cool, controlled, rational. Sociable and popular. Empathic, but also Aloof, critical, indecisive and unforgiving.
O: commonly described as おおざっぱ, oozappa in Japanese meaning “about, rough, careless” said to be:
Ambitious, athletic, robust and self-confident. Natural leaders, but also Arrogant, vain and insensitive. Ruthless
For more detailed information on the blood types and so called character traits take a look at the source of these quotes from this Japanese blood type theory of personality article.
This article also gives a good write up on the different types and personalities.
What blood type is most common in your country? Do they have characters like this out in front of the blood banks in your part of the world?