I have recently published Are you a traveller with a rare blood type? in order to highlight the importance of knowing your blood type, as there have been travellers in deep trouble having a rare blood type and not being able to or having a very hard time finding a compatible donor in countries where their type is even more seldom.
But did you know that you could also be visiting a country where certain diseases are easier for you to get and affect you much worse than others if you have a certain blood type?
You don’t have to be a believer in the association between blood types and personality traits in order to want to know your blood type. Blood types and general health are strongly associated which is being proven by more and more studies.
The examples are endless and here are some of them to let you know the risk for you according to your blood type:
Diabetes: This study is unique in terms of including the rh factor which is usually being overlooked. According to it, blood type O negatives are much less at risk while people who are B positive are the highest.
Malaria: Blood type O is protected more than the others. A seems to be affected the worst.
More bad news if you’re blood type AB: Your risk for stomach cancer is roughly 26% higher than if you had blood type B or O, concludes a study from the American Journal of Epidemiology. (If you’re type A, your risk is 20% higher than those with type B or O.)
A few more examples are being highlighted in the following video:
Overall people with the rhesus negative blood factor appear to be affected the worst by illnesses in general.
What we are now learning more and more about as well are mental health issues and their relationship to blood types.
Here are a few examples:
Suicide: Studies have shown a high number of people with blood type A amongst those who have killed themselves. Low in B and O.
Murder: A high percentage of people with blood types B and O. Low in A.
Now wait a second:
People consider it far-fetched to assume that blood types and personality traits are in any way related. But if mental health is being associated with blood types, wouldn’t mental health in general be associated with predispositions and therefore so closely related to personality traits in general that a relationship between the two would have to be there?