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14 May 2014


In Japan, "What's your type? is much more than small talk; it can be a paramount question in everything from match making to getting a job.

The Japoanese believe that certain blood types have distinct personality traits-and are best suited types of jobs. As a result, many Japanese job-seekers are required to undergo blood - type analysis to determine where they 'll best 'fit' in a company. Acording to You are Your Blood Type (Pocket Books) by Toshitaka
Nomi and Alexander Besher, here's what your blood type says about you.


The most common blood type. O's enjoy power- and aren't shy about attempting to seize it. Very ompetitive, they are the pit bulls of the business world.making excellant, if not sometimes dogmati, bosses-better at making money than friends.

Best O Jobs:
Acountant, Politician, Business/Sales, Therapist, Minister.
Some O's of note inlude Ronald Reagan and Queen Elizebeth.


Persistent,reliable and methodial type. A's are order -oriented and don't like surprises. They are best suited for 'detail' jobs, but not those requiring reative thinking. Good team players., but poor management material.

Best A Jobs;

Accountant, Librarian, Attoney, Economist, Writer/Novelist.
some A's of note are Jimmy Carter and Alan Alda.


These unconventional free spirits are highly creative, honest and hard working employees- But their inability to delegate and their laj of shyness in calling em as they see em prohibits them from climbing to the top in any traditional corporate settings. What they lack in diplomacy, they more than make up for in ideas, energy and the ability to get things done.

Best B jobs;

Detective, journalist, Artist, Crafts person, Psychiatrist.

some famous B's are TOM SELLECK, Mia Farrow and Jak Nicholasan.


The rarest of blood types, AB are the most spiritual of the blood types- and include many fortune tellers, clairvoyants and faith-healers. In more traditional jobs, their coolness of charecter and rational thinking makes them good strategi c planners, diplomats and attorneys. Very organised but not particularly innovative or reative, they make good department managers, bureaucrats and negotiators .

Best AB jobs;
Public relations, Company Managers, Negotiator, Teacher, Attorney

John F.Kennady was an AB.

By type, the Japanese mean blood type, and no amount of scientific debunking can kill a widely held nation that blood tells all. In the year just ended, four of JAPAN'S TOP 10 BEST-SELLERS were about how blood type determines personality, according to japan's largest book distributor, Tohan Co.  The publisher, Bungeisha, says the each for types B, O, A and AB...... has combined sales of well over 5 million copies.

As defined by the books,
Type A- are sensitive perfectionists but overanxious; 

Type B- are cheerful but eccentric and selfish; 

Type O- are curious,generous but stubborn;

Type AB- are arty but mysterious and unpredictable. 

Even PM Taro A- so seems to consider it important enough to reveal in his web profile. He's an A.

It doesn't stop there. Match making agencies provide blood type compatibility tests, and some firms decide about assignments based on employees blood types.

Not all see the craze as harmless, and the japanesh now have a term, 'bura-hara', meaning blood type harrassment. AND , DESPITE WARNINGS, MANY EMPLOYEES CONTINUE TO ASK BLOOD TYPES AT JOB INTERVIEWS, said an official at the Health, Welfare and Labor Ministry.