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You Are Your Blood Type Paperback – April 1, 1988


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 203 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (April 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671633422
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671633424
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,510,349 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Devotees of popular psychology will be diverted if not persuaded by this lively, somewhat tabloid, foray into personality dynamics according to blood type. Nomi is founder of Japan's ABO Society, which California-based freelance writer Besher calls a "blood-type think tank," and that is fast gaining cult status on the Japanese mass market, where blood types are the '80s equivalent to sun signs. They maintain here, in a work embellished with colorful anecdotes, that type Os tend to be high achievers, goal oriented, dogmatic, very sexy and image conscious; As, introverted, methodical, idealistic and repressed; Bs, independent, mercurial and irresponsible; and ABs (the rarest group), analytical, intense, trustworthy yet indecisive. Quizzes and charts encourage readers to assess themselves and their relationships in light of this analysis. There is also advice on love, marriage and careers. Bearing in mind that a specific link between blood type and personality, with no concrete scientific basis, is merely an appealing hypothetical constructa cross between astrology and a liberal extrapolation of trait theoryNomi's models nonetheless offer insights into the motivations and behavior of those with clearly dominant personality characteristics.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 10, 1998
Format: Paperback
Besher, journalist and student of Nomi of Japan, brings the revolutionary theory of blood type/personality linkage to the West in this classic 1979 book. Besides this one, there's Constantine's 1997 New Age "What's your type?" which updates this fascinating science, and D'Adamo's 1996 "Eat Right for your type." But this book is a classic and must-read for truly understanding this field unknown to Americans but well-documented since the 40's in the East and Europe. Reading it promises to change your whole outlook on life and society because the story of blood types is the story of man's evolution.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Lillian marge on June 26, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book is based on a survey of I think 100,000 people. I read it with my family and we laughed on how accurratly it was discribing the family. Although, it is very accurate, everyone is different and it does have a few misshaps for each blood type.It tells you what kind of person you are based on your blood type.It seems to be the best personality profile that we have had in a long time. I do reccomend this book for others to read.
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A blood type of A means that blood cells and platelets have type-A antigens covering their surface. A blood type of B signifies the same, but with type-B antigens. AB signifies both A and B antigens are present on the blood cells and platelets. A blood type of O means that there are neither A nor B antigens covering the surface at all.

Rh Positive or Rh Negative blood typing signify if the D antigen is present or not.

The evolutionary purpose of blood typing is defensive. Nothing else. It is just there to keep your body safe from invasion of foreign particles such as bacteria or viruses. It is mildly complicated, but I invite you to visit the wikipedia page discussing this, as it does a good job doing so and goes much further in depth than my short review.

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Please learn scientific fact about blood typing instead of buying this shoddy book. Your money would be better going to something else, perhaps something actually helpful.
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