Growing up in Japan, I had never questioned the theory of blood type because everyone including teachers, parents, friends and even potential employers have asked my blood type.Certain blood types are more favourable and some of my friends have even lied to employers about their blood type to try and secure the job.Do I believe in blood type theory of personality now?I am not quite sure because it seems to work really well among Japanese people.Instead love in Japan was, like most Japanese cultural words, linked with complex interplays between people.After much discussion, the word (Ai) was hastily chosen.During the Meiji Restoration, Japanese linguists were presented with one of their biggest linguistic challenges: how to translate a new word ‘love’ into Japanese.While this may sound like a simple word-to-word translation, at that time Japanese culture simply lacked the idea of romantic love as it was known in the West.
If you go on a date with, pardon the generalization, a “typical” Japanese man, it’s more likely he’s just curious about what it would be like to date a foreign woman.
Since then however, many commentators have since pointed out that this was a bad choice.
愛 is often considered an aesthetic love, but this is not exactly the same as the romantic love of the west. When men were polled by the dating site Sugoren about how they expressed their love, most considered that 愛 was too strong for anything but the most intense moments.
I am a typical AB and my other friends with blood type AB also have unique personalities and they are outcasts.
My friend and one of my sisters with blood type B are pretty assertive and I often find myself trying not to take what they say personally.