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san j
Thursday, January 14, 2010, 11:39pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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OK, I may be only half-AB, but I'm ready to get personality feedback on this type. As many of you know from my blogs, I have a special interest in matters psycho/anthropo-logic when it comes to blood type, as I see the system as a whole...

So, wherever you are, ABs, might you help those researchers who just don't have sufficient sample size to make general statements about you?

Tell us: How you deal with stress, what sorts of activities turn you on, how you act in friendships, relationships, whatever. Those Forum members who have family members, friends, romantic partners, clients, etc, who are AB, pipe in!

ABs: The world is waiting to hear from you!!


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I deal with stress by cooking, walking my dog, and reading these forums. I know my limits and try to accomplish only what I can handle so I don't get overwhelmed. I'm often told that I give out too much information about myself. I go to extremes and study things obsessively. My dad is an AB and we are both similar.  I enjoy wearing off-beat clothing and I think this has something to do with my AB quality. My family and friends say that they never know who will show up.  I'm either extremely friendly or extremely shy.  I'm all or nothing in my relationships. Learning about blood type and personality has helped me to understand why I am who I am.  I can't wait to hear from other AB's!
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I have a very hard time being an AB!   I feel A, B, and O's are more concrete.

I feel very misunderstood in life. And alone. I have a really hard time connecting with others, and while so many people in my life feel connected to me (like my type A and O friends, and B relatives) I can't feel it back! Plus I keep people at a distance because if you let them in, they will think I'm weird. With every therapist I have had, I stop going, only to get stuck feeling alone again, having a breakdown, and trying therapy again. This is going on for years.

I get so depressed easily, and when I feel stress and anxiety, I need to run. But a tad too much running, and the running causes stress and anxiety. I am extreme too, and I go through phases.  Sometimes I don't want to see anyone, sometimes I want to see everyone.  Sometimes I clean excessively, sometimes I don't clean at all.  

I wish I was more consistent.  It would make my life much easier!
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I have to save this for another time.  I don't know where to begin.  Plus, are you sure want to know the answers to those questions?  


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My aunt is an AB and a very unique person, giving much of herself and asking for nothing. She internalizes stress and she has had some real dingers (death of a child to cancer, retarded child, husband died young) and yet this woman has never complained, said "why me" or cried in front of anyone. Probably the strongest person I know.

She is a lover of music, nature, walking, gardening and conserving. She is happy without even a dishwasher or computer (and she is only in her 60's). In spite of a modest income, health challenges, caring for a disables child and a physical job, she seems to truly enjoy life. She has a calming effect on people and is the real deal, never impressing anyone but listening attentively when the rest of us brag or have problems. I often wish I could be a lot more like her.

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My Dad was AB+ . He never exercised. He worked in Manahttan, so he would walk from Penn Station to W47th as his exercise until he retired.  I think he used alcohol as his stress buster. Not a good idea with high blood pressure.  He had a stroke at 67.
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Shelly...how long have you been following the diet?
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I think I'll make mine in installments.  Hehehehehhe.  There's too much in that question to be simple for me.  

I internalize stress for sure while it's happening.  Then I usually find ways to take it out.  Or I probably do have a hard time letting go of it completely.  Replaying things in my mind.  How I would've liked to respond.  And how I should respond.  Many times I just walk away from stress because I don't want to do something that would hurt other people, which is what I really want to do when I'm being pushed. Etc Etc.  When I was growing up though, sports were many times a stress relief.  I actually enjoyed giving and getting pounded in football.  It was invigorating.  Plus the strategy and motion of football was really interesting to me.


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My Dad was AB- and I’d bet he was a non-secretor.  He chain smoked and drank to relax.  He was the Boss, at home, at work, around town.  He liked to be in charge.  He was not a complainer.  He would tell me “If you don’t like something, then do something about it or else sit down and shut up.”  There is not an organization in my town that has not had my Dad, my Mom or me involved in it.  I was raised to be a volunteer.  I was encouraged to vote at every election especially the local ones.  He ate healthy at restaurants.  My Mom (O+) was not a good or healthy cook.  He was big on fish, salads, fruits & vegetables.  For fun he played golf, flew a small private plane, fished & hunted.  He was not a patient man.  He’d yell when he got upset.  He was fair and honest.  When he was younger in the Navy he was a boxer.  I also heard when he was younger he liked to roller skate and swim.  That’s all I can think of for the moment.


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, RL!  I've said that to my kids (minus the shut up part--I just say be quiet).

My 7-y.o. daughter is an AB.  She's moody and unpredictable and extremely lovable and loving.  Very generous.  Her moods have gotten better since she's been on the Explorer diet.  She's high-strung and I send her outside to be by herself when she needs to relax.  Puttering around in the garden or collecting acorns in a flowerpot will put her in a good mood.


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"Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial..."  I Corinthians 6:12

Family: 3 As, 1 B, 1 AB, 1 O
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I was unpredictable as a child. I remember having wonderfully high feelings like I was so happy and then very unhappy thoughts like I didn't fit in and I'd try to hide who I really was. My mom also says I was very loving and cared too much about others but I was also nervous and wound up tight like a spring waiting to uncoil. Following the AB diet has helped to keep me balanced and clear. I've been trying to get my AB dad on the diet. He is a nice person and cares about everyone else and is selfless. Almost everyone in my family doesn't understand him but I do.
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I think I'll make mine in installments.  Hehehehehhe.  There's too much in that question to be simple for me.  


No one expects a "simple" answer: Especially on this here topic! On the contrary, great complexity is the rule with AB. I have such respect for all replies, no matter how complicated. You ABs on the dadamo forum are an important source for information on AB personality and anthropologic factors. Please help those of us non-AB's to understand you. My limited experience with ABs tells me that there is often a sense of being barricaded from others, being somehow incomprehensible to others. I want to make it comfortable for you to muse, to share, and to enjoy this thread, just as B's have seriously enjoyed the "B & Individuality" and "B & Individuality II" threads, to the tune of hundreds and hundreds of posts-- bearing in mind that we B's are also a small minority, yet not as tiny as you (B:about 11%; AB:about 3% of world population).

Welcome, welcome, welcome, AB's. We really do love you. Isn't that a marvellous surprise?



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My daughter is AB and my two sisters are AB.  They are not much alike except they are stubborn like me.  All are social minded but do not get pushed around.  They are all creative and are leaders.  They all do well with little meat and lots of vegetables.  That's all I can think of to describe them at the moment.  Interesting thread.
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My housemate is an AB,Rh negative. I suspect she's a nonnie and a Warrior but she isn't interested in doing the tests to find out for sure, as she doesn't want to follow any diet that won't let her eat copious amounts of chicken, beef and dairy. She lives in her head a lot but has excellent intuition as well as a powerful capacity for imagination and dreams. She tends to be stressed out most of the time (no wonder, living with an O!) and has strong social phobias. Physically she's tall and carries a lot of weight very lightly, but at the moment she's having trouble with her thyroid and undergoing tests for hyperthyroidism and nodules.  


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Mr T fits the classic description in the ER4YT. His public persona is friendly, cordial, etc., but his private persona is private & he wants his space.  He does attract others, but doesn't particularly want to.
He's a natural leader, has a good memory, but when he was younger, didn't seem to understand people that were slower than him.
He doesn't like compaining & sometimes thinks when you are chatting, repeating, or analyzing a situation that you are complaining or justifying a wrong position.
Even tho he is brilliant, when you are conversing with him, extraneous info can confuse him...
He's grouchy when tired & extremely nice when well rested. (I guess we all would be.)

My 96.9 year old aunt also is an AB, but fits little of the outward descriptions. She is what I would call a talkative loner.


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I was voted most unpredictable in my high school class.  I have found through trial and error that I have somewhat different personalities depending on certain stresses.  I have equated it to sometimes I just don't think correctly...  There have been instances that I make decisions that are so far out of normal character that I am surprised later that I would make that decision...  I have been able to correlate these symptoms to a need for Nitricycle - or Nitric Oxide imbalance.

My daughter just described me as a volcano...  When I get stressed, I internalize it until I either cool off or have additional stress that causes me to blow up.  Once I blow, I'll erupt, then smolder for a while before cooling off.  

There are specific stresses that I have found ways to avoid allowing to build...  For instance, when I get stuck in the daily traffic, I turn on a CD and just get to the destination when traffic allows...

I have learned how to relax the muscles all over the body within a very short time, but this doesn't alleviate the stress.  I garden, cook, or build something to de-stress - when I have the energy to do it...  Catechol helps to reduce the excess adrenaline from stressful situations when I don't have the ability to deal with it any other way...

For most of my adult life, I have been too sick (allergy induced chronic fatigue, toxin overload, digestive and elimination issues, etc...) to really know what I would do for enjoyment...  Even while in college, I went to school, worked, dealt with necessary bodily needs and slept.  I have always had to monitor my internal fuel gauge to make sure I wasn't overdoing.  

I am definitely a problem solver.  If you don't want your problem solved, don't tell me about it, or whine about it...  I get really annoyed when I lay awake at night solving a problem (or wake up with a solution) that someone told me about and when I supply the answer, they say "Oh, I was just talking..." or some such drivel...

This is at least a start...


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she isn't interested in doing the tests to find out for sure, as she doesn't want to follow any diet


she doesn t want to have to stop indulging in your marvelous O nonnie recipes!!!
and she s right!!


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I can relate to the extremes.  And I can relate to Joe.  I had super great health until 35.  Now I feel like an old man.  It was extreme.  

I am also very sensitive.  I'm sensitive to what other people think.  On the other hand, even though I'm sensitive to what they think, aint no way I'll do what they want me to if I think it's wrong.  So I care, but I don't care.  I think Dr. D called it the Enigma.  And I can relate to that.  Same as the sensitive thing.  I'll cry at hallmark commercials and during movies.  And then I can be very insensitive at times too.  Yeah, if I'm annoyed with people.  I try and keep my words to a minimum.  But then there are few times when I get worked up and doing all the talking.  I was really really shy as a kid.  But then I think I have a gift of getting people to talk by asking questions.  I feel like I can put myself in other peoples shoes, or be compassionate better than a lot of people.  I think about their feelings becasue mine are so evident to myself.  I've always been very aware of my emotions and tried to master them.  Like Fear. I lived in fear a lot when growing up, then I had to train myself to get over it.  I just got tired of it.  Now I feel like I'm learning that lesson all over again with all my health challenges.  They were real scary when they first started and I have a hard time overcoming.  

I am very religious and I love nature.  It kills me that I don't hunt like I used to.  Some of the best times in my life were spent in the woods.  But then I learned to adapt and do things I can do.  Like cook.  

I think I'm getting off topic.  I could write for hours.  But everyone would get bored anyways.  I usually say too much when I can type it out.

I much prefer one on one in relationships and friendships. Too many people get in the way of a connection.  


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I never liked generalizing per blood type but a lot of what has already been said about AB applies to me as well.

Stress dictated a large part of my life until I learned how to control it. I NEED to do something creative to relieve stress otherwise it will get the best of me. It isn't uncommon for me to lie in bed for two or three hours before I even begin to fall asleep (no matter how tired I am, I've tried everything for it and nothing has ever worked, it's just how I've always been).

I am sensitive to environmental changes. When I work a new job or drive somewhere I've never been I get really anxious because I don't know where I'm going or what I'm doing. It even throws me off when the weather is different than I expected. I don't mind small changes but I have to fully know about it.

And I'm just sensitive. Not necessarily emotionally but I've always been really aware with what situations going on around me and if it isn't good, it definitely affects me.

I don't consider someone a real friend unless I feel as though we've connected in one way or another, of which happens on rare occasion. I often give a lot in relationships and friendships, assuming I will get the same in return yet it rarely happens.

I know I'm crazy, I guess that's what makes me AB.
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lie in bed for two or three hours before I even begin to fall asleep (no matter how tired I am, I've tried everything for it and nothing has ever worked

try white chestnut from Bach flowers, just before
bed; this helps turning down the repetitious thoughts that can circulate in your head.

called the "stuck record", obsessive thinking help!


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we aren't crazy britney, only different !!!  


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Quick hijack: now listen you guys, I always get accused of cooking rich food and wanting to make everyone fat! Honest, hand on heart, I SWEAR that my everyday cooking is simple, lean and mean. Lots of fresh veggies, lots of diamonds and bennies! I share special occasion recipes here with y'all because they're too good to keep to myself, but they certainly don't get made every day. My biggest splurge most days is homemade turkey/lamb sausage for breakfast, or maybe a bowl of hot oat bran with some ghee in it. So there.    /hijack

Isa, I agree--ABs are different in a good way. We need more of you!  


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