Personality Traits By Blood Type - A Japanese Concept - Japanese Culture
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'm learning more about personality right now, and in particular what I'm wondering about is: How does blood type related to humans' personality? As I was reading in my Google Reader, a magazine article, "Personality traits by blood type - Japanese Concepts," http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art22988.asp, caught my attention because through this article, I know that personality classified by blood type is a Japanese idea. I found that it was interesting because there are some paragraphs talking about how blood type personality influenced in Japan and some of its history. There are also some brief introduction about how to classified humans' personality by blood type.
The quote I chose here is basically saying that the blood type personality is ludicrous and unscientific so it was insulting to say the least.
I think this is descriptive because it told that why blood type personality is not accurate enough to understand people's personality. This is important, although I know that blood type personality can not tell people's personality accurately, this method of knowing people's personality influenced a lot in Japanese culture. And nowadays, there are some Japanese companies still divided workers by blood types. This article also talked about how is the difference of different blood types and personality. But it has mentioned that this kind of blood type personality method is not due to Rh Factors. Now, I am thinking that if Japanese personality blood type is not scientific, why there are so many Japanese people believed to this theory? I am going to find out more about this.
Almost all Japanese are aware of their blood type. The idea began when some in the west were touting the idea that the asian peoples were more closely related to animals then humans, or lower on the evolutionary chain, since type B blood was the predominant blood type in asians and animals. As ludicrous and unscientific as this idea was, it was insulting to say the least. Modern science disproves this obviously faulted idea. In the 1930's Furukawa Takeji (1891–1940) set out to disprove this notion and a new idea was born.