Koreans like to ask others about their blood-types because most Koreans believe that there is a relationship between blood-types and people’s personalities. That means that the personality of a person can be known by his/her blood-type. I heard that a research finding a relationship between them was first done in the UK. However, the study kept continued in Japan and became popular after people heard of this study. Koreans also heard and got interested. An interesting fact is Koreans still believe that there is some connection between blood-types and personalities even though researchers could not find any scientific proof for the relationship. The Reason why Koreans still like to talk about blood-types is because there is, again, a big contribution of mass media. As a result, Korean couples enjoy talking about the relationship and matching their personalities in terms of their blood-types. This is a love myth in Korea.
Blood-types are generally divided into four, A, B, AB and O. For example, A person whose blood-type is A is prudent and careful, so he/she does not show his/her personality easily to others. A person whose blood-type is B values freedom, and he/she does not like to be bound by a rule. A person whose blood-type is AB likes to be reasonable and fair, and he/she sometimes comes up with ideas that others normally do not think of. A person whose blood-type is O usually is equally nice to all people who he/she knows, and he/she is active and enthusiastic. These illustrations are a part of aspects of blood-type personalities. As you might notice, these personalities are sometimes very specific and sometimes very general. In addition, Koreans made some mate matching test in terms of the blood-type personalities. For example, a man whose blood-type is O matches well with a women whose blood-type is A.
Generally, Koreans enjoy talking about blood-type personalities for fun. However, some people think about them seriously. I think that a person’s personality does not depend on his/her blood-type. There may be some relationship, but I think that personality varies a person to a person in terms of many factors. I thought that this would be an interesting thing to tell you because our class’s study is related to love.