Health buzz – jaewon – Blood types

This issue is something new for me. The first time I heard of it, I was thinking if it was true so I decided to explore more into this topic and also share some facts that people may not know. This is very important because there are two types of blood in my family. My mother, sister, twin, and I have the same blood type, which is “A” while my father has “O”.  I have noticed that my personality is more similar to my mom’s. This made me check the blood type horoscope to see if it is possible. Since I know our blood types, it was easy for me to see the relationship between my personality and mom’s character. I researched on some facts and studies about the topic. I discovered that it in 1930 when Tokeji Furukawa, a Japanese professor, published a paper claiming that the different blood types reflected the personalities  of those had the same types. In Japanese, they call it “ketsueki-gata” or blood type categorization similar to astrological horoscope. Since then, many books have been published and have become bestsellers. The concept of reading personalities through blood type is similar to a tradition common to Chinese and Koreans. Chinese tradition has a way to determine personality through the use of the zodiac signs. It is easy to understand this because the only thing that you need to know is the date of birth. Personality and even some predictions in the future such as luck and marriage can be read through the signs.  I was born on March 15, 2003. My zodiac sign is Pisces and it was during the year of the rooster. I am compassionate, adaptable and acceptable based on my zodiac. Personality is something that fascinates me. It is quite amusing to learn that the chemicals in the blood may have something to do with the way we feel, think, and react.   Further research into the use of blood types to determine personality may help people in the future. It may also determine possible detection of diseases that may affect individuals. This blood type theory affects everyone from children to teenagers. Since they find the blood type as a determinant of personality, teenagers who are having problems coping with the changes in adolescence can be helped and guided by their personality blood type.

Although this is not yet highly proven by science, I have learned that there is a possibility of predicting personality through blood type. I do not look at blood type anymore as a way to help people who need blood transfusion. Blood types can not be used to know more about anyone not just in the family. This can used in office to determine whom the company should hire or promote. Scientists and psychologists should conduct further researched on this trend so that blood types would become an accurate guide to understanding behaviors. According to popular belief in Japan, type As are sensitive perfectionists and good team players, but over-anxious. Type Os are curious and generous but stubborn. ABs are arty but mysterious and unpredictable, and type Bs are cheerful but eccentric, individualistic and selfish. This is one way to understand people to help them improve their talents and their interpersonal communication. The goal of this is not to stereotype people. Many people are afraid that they may be victims of prejudices when they are looking for a job or are closing a deal with a business partner. However, employers can use this as a guide but not an absolute measurement of people’s personalities. For example, a person who is applying for a job that has a particular blood type that the manager of the company has a bias against from previous experience may not hire that person. Some people are a bit pessimistic on the accuracy of the classification. It is not about being accurate; it is more on just possibilities in the future. Maybe one day, we will all be waking up to this new way of classifying people’s personalities. Part of knowing the blood type is the suggestion that each type should have specific diet to make the person healthier.blood-types-blood-group-system

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