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san j
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When you don't know someone's type, but have access to much of his or her health history, plus you know his or her personality pretty well, how accurate do you think your guess can be?

I wish there were some fairly efficient checklist or something. Because - in hindsight - it all makes sense to me, I can usually see why I'd guessed wrong: Which critical factor I'd neglected to consider. It's often not because I didn't have the necessary information or couldn't possibly have deduced it.

I once blogged on typeguessing, here:
http://www.dadamo.com/B2blogs/.....s-in-type-gue?blog=8
Do y'all have your own track records - or methods - with this?
If anyone has a handy-dandy questionnaire/ point-system/ algorithm, do post it here!


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My track record is not bad. My sister in law is a type B+ and based on her body type I guessed that she was a gatherer before I knew her blood type. Her husband is a type A and probably a Teacher or Warrior, but I am guessing that their youngest son is an AB.

I know that both of his older kids from a previous marriage are type A's, but this kid plays football and is very charming. But it's possible that he could be any of the 4 types. Ty has just turned 17 and can now donate blood.

I was surprised to find out that my hubby is a type A- before we got married. I was thinking that maybe he was either an O or an AB. Tall and very solidly built. Absolutely no health problems at all.

Another sister in law and niece are both type B+ and very much Nomads to a T. If I did not know my SIL's blood type I would have guessed that she was a B. She eats a lot like a Nomad and really does not follow  the BTD or GTD.


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Quoted from Chloe
Some people are easier to guess, once they tell me their blood type...
  

Gee, sweetheart, it's a shame you went to all that trouble with your post.
This is about guessing someone's bloodtype.
Title: "Blood Type Guessing..."
not
"Genotype Guessing"...

C'mon back with another post if you've ever tried to guess someone's blood type!  


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I am rarely in a position to have someone's medical information and know their personality, without knowing their blood type - or subsequently learning it...


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Quoted from ABJoe
I am rarely in a position to have someone's medical information and know their personality, without knowing their blood type - or subsequently learning it.


The majority of Americans don't know their own bloodtypes, let alone those of their near and dear. People are, in fact, more typically privy to some idea of their spouses', children's, sibling's, and parents' *general* health histories than they are their bloodtypes.
But, hey, ABJoe, this isn't a survey. Just a shout out to those who've ever given this any thought. Years back, it was a very popular subject here at dadamo.


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I'm pretty good at it.
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Quoted from san j
  

Gee, sweetheart, it's a shame you went to all that trouble with your post.
This is about guessing someone's bloodtype.
Title: "Blood Type Guessing..."
not
"Genotype Guessing"...

C'mon back with another post if you've ever tried to guess someone's blood type!  


I deleted it...C



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Irely on DOS to tell me geno type but i'm reasonable at guessing blood type. but i do get it wrong sometimes.


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san j
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Quoted from policychecker
i'm reasonable at guessing blood type.
Gotta method?


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If you can guess genotype, it narrows down the blood types it can be, so genotypes can help guess blood type i would think.  
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But it also helps to know a blood type to guess a genotype i suppose
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Why guess?

There is a $10 test that gives you a definitive answer:

http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=YTE001

If $10 is too much, donate blood.

Do not base decisions on guesses use facts.


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C you ever heard of "fun"? We aren't always trying to know a blood type for diet reasons.
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Well, it's not just fun, though I agree, DoS - it can certainly be fun!  

Our friend DoS and plenty of other folks here like to guess celebrity blood types, too, if I recall.
Me, I've just hazarded guesses to either help people or to understand more about my own family and acquaintances. Sometimes family members have passed on and there's no way I'll ever know, so I guess. Ain't no $10 test for that, C_sharp.  


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I'd guessed at my kids' blood types before I had them tested. I already knew that I'm an O and their fathers are Bs (though I had reason to suspect Jack's bio dad may not have been truthful.) I had Hannah pegged as an O, while I guessed that Jack and Leah were Bs. I was wrong about Leah.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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Quoted from ruthiegirl
I'd guessed at my kids' blood types before I had them tested. I already knew that I'm an O and their fathers are Bs (though I had reason to suspect Jack's bio dad may not have been truthful.) I had Hannah pegged as an O, while I guessed that Jack and Leah were Bs. I was wrong about Leah.

Interesting, ruthiegirl.
Wondering how you arrived at your estimates - rightly and wrongly.



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I don't see how you could possibly guess just by their personality.  Personalities are all over the place.  Health issues might be a better guess but even there I've known many O's to have heart disease and cancer so that's not scientific either.  It's probably a good idea to get a blood test to find out.
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I guessed mine simply because Hannah is lactose intolerant and the other two did great on dairy. I figured they must be Bs since Bs do well on dairy. Nope. Leah's just an O who does well on dairy.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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I guessed mine simply because Hannah is lactose intolerant and the other two did great on dairy. I figured they must be Bs since Bs do well on dairy. Nope. Leah's just an O who does well on dairy.

The dairy thing, as I'm sure you know, can also change over time, especially during early childhood. Toddlers who, for instance, don't do well with cow's milk or its fat might do very well with it a couple of years down the road.
But, yes, SusanGeary: "Personality" factors alone or medical factors alone are less likely to deliver an accurate guess. Even combining them isn't a sure thing.
But some people have systems or hunches with better results than others. Often from having larger samples, greater experience.



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I guess my girlfriend's husband as an O, and she thinks so too.  He won't let us test him and says he's an E for everything he wants it eat.  He's very slim.  She's an A, but only follows it about 30%.  He hasn't eaten red meat for years, but eats fish and poultry.  But whenever he gets his blood done with Live blood cell Analysis, the lady is always telling him he has to eat more protein, and I bet red meat will do wonders for him.



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I guess my girlfriend's husband as an O, and she thinks so too.  He won't let us test him and says he's an E for everything he wants it eat.  He's very slim.  She's an A, but only follows it about 30%.  He hasn't eaten red meat for years, but eats fish and poultry.  But whenever he gets his blood done with Live blood cell Analysis, the lady is always telling him he has to eat more protein, and I bet red meat will do wonders for him.

What are the factors that have led your friend and you to believe her husband is type O?



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I go by whatever I can get. But how someone looks usually plays the biggest role.
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There are some features of personality that can be good hints.  But i'm sure there are overlaps and always there are exceptions to rules.
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I thought a friend of mine was an A, but he said he is O, so he has gotta be a hunter. About 6 foot 1 or so, two inches taller than me (i'm 5'11", thought i would be like 6'4"!), but longer and lankier for sure.  We had a fallout and for now do not talk, but when the time comes it will be ok.  Likes to one up and bad boundaries.

I thought another friend of mine was O, but he is A, so he has gotta be a teacher, because he is long and kind of wiry, about 6 foot 1 like my other friend, but center of gravity is lower.  Very good athlete, works nights, catches little details, and sees the big picture too.  Smaller frame than other friend.  Likes to one up, but good boundaries.

I'm about 20 pounds heavier and stronger, but he can easily throw me around in grappling and beats me always in tennis, though i have perhaps more endurance and can take more punishment.  I did beat him in basketball this weekend, so that was a good victory.  I like to one up sometimes and other times do not care at all.  My boundaries are improving, used to be bad.  These are learned things i believe.
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I have been worng about some As. They are very outgoing, loud, & opinionated! Those are not typical A characteristics!
My guessing is a mixed bag. It is fun to try to guess.  I also may make an educated guess with health problems.  I had met a woman who was diagnosed with MS & she said she was a B, which goes with autoimmune disease. She moved away, but after she returned, she soon got very sick & died.  I wonder if she would have tried BTD, it would help. I know it would, but each person makes her own choices.
My nuclear family members do have classic characteristics of their types.  But others don't!


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Quoted from Mrs T O+
My guessing is a mixed bag. It is fun to try to guess.  I also may make an educated guess with health problems.  I had met a woman who was diagnosed with MS & she said she was a B, which goes with autoimmune disease. She moved away, but after she returned, she soon got very sick & died.  I wonder if she would have tried BTD, it would help. I know it would, but each person makes her own choices.

Hi, Mrs. T. O+.
Firstly, you don't say that you guessed her bloodtype; you say you "found out" her bloodtype.
So I'm not seeing the connection?


Aside from that: Did you know that autoimmune disease is probably most common for Type O?
And, just to pursue your anecdote:
You met someone, found out about one disease she had and what her blood type was, and learned she "got very sick and died" and claim you "know" what "would" have helped.

Please remember:
The BTD cannot and will not change the fact that Every one of us is going to die, and we are going to die of something, whatever choices we make in the meantime.
It's always sad when people think they have found The Cure for mortality, see someone die, and state that they "know" their Cure would have "helped".
Maybe it wouldn't have. Maybe the person would have found it a bother, annoying, a distraction from how she wanted to allocate what little energy/ resources she had, and/or from whatever family mealtimes, etc. were still a joy for her.
How a person will receive major lifestyle corrections when she is already ill is also not something you can guess or critique, especially knowing no more about her than one disease and bloodtype.
Guessing is, yes, fun. For my own part, I might or might not mention the diet and share a book.
And, like you, Mrs. T O+, I accept that people make their own choices. I think that's a good thing.
And this acceptance helps us to process the deaths of those we care about, too.


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