Nani Gata?, or What's your blood type? is a common question in Japan. Not only can everyone tell you their type of blood, but they can also tell you what it means.
In Japan, there is the belief that the type of blood you have determines your personality:
- Are you the reserved, punctual, rule following type? Then you are likely "A" type, the most common type in Japan.
- Or, are you more creative and passionate. A lover of animals, even. You must be a "B".
- Got "O" flowing through those veins? You are the confident, athletic, natural leader that the rest of us envy.
- What is left? Oh, the "AB", the cool, controlled, popular type.
Well, I am tempted next time to tell someone that I am type "C" -- that Christ's blood has washed me clean from my sins, just to see what they say!