In Japanese culture, blood groups are very important. Many people believe what blood group you are denotes your personality and people play games trying to guess what you are and might even pick a husband/wife according to it. People may even get discriminated against because of their blood group.

“It sometimes manifests itself as prejudice and discrimination, and it seems this is so common, the Japanese now have a term for it – bura-hara, meaning blood-type harassment. There are reports of discrimination against type B and AB groups leading to children being bullied, the ending of happy relationships, and loss of job opportunities.”

Personality types according to blood type.

A Calm and methodical and tends to keep feelings hidden.

B Optimistic and gregarious and playful but don’t tend to chase dreams.

AB Creative, complicated, book worms and have unique ideas.

O Cautious, dream of getting rich but are quite steady, devoted but with a strong desire to monopolise.

Writing Tasks
You are a recruiter at a big firm, who advocate the blood group personality test and they have asked you to employ accordingly. Free write.(15-20 minutes).

You have fallen in love with somebody who is not of the right blood group. Free write.(15-20 minutes).

Write a poem about your blood group personality, or if you don’t know what blood group you are, write a poem about trying to guess.(15-20 minutes).

Happy Writing!


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