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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Blood Type and Personality

血液型と性格

Blood type is a big deal in Japan. Everyone knows her/his blood type, and moreover everyone knows what each blood type signifies in terms of personality.

Below are some of the attributes often given by Japanese to each of the blood types.

Type A(A型、A-gata)

几帳面(きちょうめん、kichomen)= methodical
常識人(じょうしきじん、joshikijin)= having common sense
協調性(きょうちょうせい、kyochosei)= cooperative
慎重(しんちょう、shincho)= very careful

Type B(B型、B-gata)

自己中心的(じこちゅうしんてき、jiko chushinteki)= selfish
楽天的(らくてんてき、rakutenteki)= easy going
柔軟な考え(じゅうなんなかんがえ、junan na kangae)= flexible
閃き(ひらめき、hirameki)= inspirational, creative

Type O (O型、O-gata)

親分肌(おやぶんはだ、oyabun hada)= having leadership qualities
社交的(しゃこうてき、shakoteki)= sociable
お雑破(おざっぱ、ozappa)= careless about details (a big picture person)
現実的(げんじつてき、genjitsuteki)= realistic

Type AB(AB型、AB-gata)

合理的(ごうりてき、goriteki)= practical
理想追求型(りそうついきゅうがた、riso tsuikyu gata)= idealist
冷静(れしせい、reisei)= calm
二重人格(にじゅうじんかく、niju jinkaku)= split personality

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