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VictoriousLiving
Saturday, February 20, 2010, 3:07am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I have noticed key similarities in the people who seems to misunderstand me ( thought processes, esp.)  I seem least compatible with Hunters and Warriors, although I like them as people no less.
Never met a Nomad I didn't get along with, either!

What about you? Has anyone besides me experiences this?


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I can tell the people that have completely different thought processes, but
I don't know them by genotype. I wish I could genotype everyone (sometimes I try).
It would allow for some interesting experiments.

I'll come back to this post though. I'm curious now.


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Most of my close friends are type O's.



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nobody!
Just kidding.

Everyone really so long as they have feelings and can have fun.
Explorers and people of my own blood type I feel I have the most in common with.  But everyone has simularities.  I know many Type Os that I get along well with them too (maybe opposites attract?).  Sometimes other As drive me nuts when they get too detail obsessed.  

I love how Dr D makes you aware of how we are such different types.  Before I read him I thought everyone must be pretty much the same in how they react to stress and feel, wrong!


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I don't know most people by gentotype but we are all soooooooo different, even among our own gentotype. My family of 4 has at least 3 hunters, maybe 4 and we range from hyper to super calm, from understanding to critical, etc.

I am alot older than you, just about double your age, so I have had lots of time to learn how to adjust to the differences among people. I think I can get along with anybody at this point and I've learned to activate certain aspects of my personality based on the signals I receive from another personality, so we have the best chance to communicate.

I am a Hunter and I know we would be compatible! I am also fascinated by the differences in people.


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Wholefoodie,

Wow, great post!

I'm glad to hear you say we would get along!   I think its all a matter of giving people the benefit of the doubt and taking a sincere interest in their point of view.


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I get along with other Explorers since I have to.

Their stubbornness makes it more effort to reach an agreement or even the "agree to disagree" situation.  I, of course, am eminently flexible - so long as an important principle is not involved.  

I have a Nomad friend who I haven't seen in years.  Time with him, no matter what we are doing, always seems too short.


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I have noticed this before as well.  I can't say about genotype, but I can say about blood type.  I'll give you an example.  Once after church we ladies were sitting around chatting and one particular lady was describing a class her daughter was taking.  She asked, "And guess what project she picked to do?"  I answered correctly, having no idea.  Everybody looked at me in astonishment because there was no way I could have known.  I explained that she (the lady speaking) and I were the only blood type As in the group.  The others were either Os or unknown.  They didn't believe it had anything to do with blood type, of course, but I knew.  I knew the way her brain was ticking.  Nobody else had any clue, nor could they understand how I guessed the right answer.  When I converse with As and Bs, the conversation is easy.  It's intuitive.  When I converse with most Os, I have to spell it all out or they don't understand what I'm saying.  And they think I'm really difficult because I  just don't get it.  And I don't.  I have to listen very carefully to what they're saying or I won't get their point.

I don't know why that is except brains are just wired very differently.


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all about *to overcome my dogma run over my karma * or isn't that called also tolerance ....  the most amazing thing is that infact at everytime you meet somebody, you will meet yourself... obviously...and why justamente living in such a relationship... exactamundo coz you've to get ready and come along with such a relationship.... easy.... ...lifelong learning process..........

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Just rethinking again as I was making lunch.  I said all that, but I do have some very dear friends who are Os.  I was trying to think why the difference between the Os I "get" and the Os I don't, and I think some people just seem to be willing to go the extra mile in making communication work.  I get along with my O friends, but it does take a little more effort to understand each other.  If that makes sense.


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Generally, I'm just attracted to kind, considerate people and it makes no difference to me what their blood types are.  I can pretty much get along with anyone, although I will not always make the effort to become friendly or stay friendly with truly difficult people.

My two best friends are type O.



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I find it difficult to get along with people who won't take me seriously, or who insist on using vulgar language in my presence (even after making my feelings known).  Just about anyone who is respectful and wants to get along with me will have no trouble doing so.  Unfortunately, some people thrive on conflict.
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Considering the small percentages, Id be pretty lonely if all I hung out with were B explorers.


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Quoted from Meghan:

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I think its all a matter of giving people the benefit of the doubt and taking a sincere interest in their point of view.


This is so true and such an important component of getting along with others, or the world for that matter. We become so passionate about our own beliefs (think BTD) it's hard to make room for other ideas and realize that other people are just as passionate about what they believe. It's about tolerance and acceptance of our differences.

It's wonderful to have a forum and be able to share at least one passion we all have in common and yet be able to celebrate our differences as well.

You are a wise 25 year old!


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SusanGeary
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I've had many O's, A's, B's and even a few AB's as friends. Blood type hasn't made a bit of difference.  Probably had a bit more O's but that could be because there are more of them.....shrugs....dunno.
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I think I click with non-secreters that are explorers or hunters, secreter explorers and secreter women hunters. I find Gatherers very difficult at large even though my best friend is may be one and would defiantly go to say women gatherers are the worst. I am too bold a lot of the time for Teachers, and I do ok with some Warriors although predominately male. Nomads typically like me more than I like them.

Personally I think outside factors control the situation more than blood type as far as being able to tolerate people, but as far as just pure easability genotype is big. I do not do well with Chads (common jocks), business majors (college), media-backed people (pop culture-ites), lesbians could care less that I exist, mean women or domineering do not like me without talking to me even, domineering men want to assert themselves over me (I let them pretend), consumers, religious people, scenesters (fake punks, hipsters which are fake real people, fake anything), potheads because they do nothing not because they smoke pot, and uh that is the basic breakdown.

I do well with real anarchists, people that like to be physically active, people really into making music or dancing and theatre people to some degree, often real well with anyone that has a screwy past and fits any of those descriptions so maybe nonnies, less self conscious attractive women (ok men too but it is just flattery to me), those interested in being healthy through food, people in general looking to grow as a person, and it all dependent on my ability to feel good. I can do great with people or they can think I am a quiet jerk depending on how well I feel.
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Quoted from Wholefoodie
We become so passionate about our own beliefs (think BTD) it's hard to make room for other ideas and realize that other people are just as passionate about what they believe. It's about tolerance and acceptance of our differences.





So true!  A different view doesn't make it invalid!


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I've always been the type of person who can get along with anyone.  However, not to say that some people don't annoy me!!! haha  I tend to stay away from people who are all about drama and chaos.  (Unfortunately, that means I have to completely block out my MIL......HAHAHAHAHAHA!)  

I'm a very level headed, practical introverted person.  And as such, I tend to be a loner....mostly invisible to others, I think.  I don't do well in large groups for long periods of "socializing". Honestly, sometimes I think I could go live in the wilderness with all the animals and be just fine.  I long to be more spontaneous and fun and so I gravitate towards people who yank me right out of my shell.  My husband (Warrior), of couse, is the polar opposite of me and is a social butterfly.  The person at work that I get along so well with, despite the fact that she is 25 years older than me, is also a Warrior.  

I think the ones that annoy me are those people who are just like myself....Expolorers whose motto is "I do it my way"....haha.  It has taken me YEARS and many life lessons to not push my beliefs on others and try to get them to see my way.  Now, I just let everyone be as they are and accept them for who they are.  I don't even share my belief system with anyone unless they ask.....  And I have learned to immediately "let go" when I sense someone is trying to push their beliefs on me.  I used to engage that and let it become a battle of egos, now I just let it go and don't engage it at all.  I try not let it annoy me, because I know I used to be the same way...haha!

I'm all about doing my part to create peace on earth.....even if it is just with myself!


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I just wanted to add one more thing because I found it so interesting.  I was having a discussion with my son's optometrist the other day and we got onto the subject of diet.  He is a big believer in the Weston A Price way of things and I could tell he had a very stong belief system.  Years ago, I know it would have become a battle of the wills.  But we had such a great conversation (he is type A, and I'm "guessing" he would be Warrior).  Our conversation, instead of being something where each of us was trying convince the other of something, it was a total "meeting of the minds".  It was a wonderful sharing of information and accepting each other for who we are and what we have learned about ourselves on our individual journeys.  It was about finding the between us and not the differences.  And the more we talked, the more we found that, despite different philsophies, we really are achieving the same end.  All I could think was..."if only the whole world could learn to interact this way...to focus on the common ground rather than the differences".   It really was a beautiful thing.

So it seems I have alot of Warriors in my life...............


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woops, I lost a word there somehow...   "it's about finding the commonality between us rather than the differences"


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I find that conflict exists when someone with a point of view is invested in changing my point of view.

I've gotten to the point where if someone has strong opinions and I see that
this is turning into a need for that person to win me over to their side, I simply stop speaking, act as if I'm acknowledging their point of view (which I would be, although not particularly agreeable with what they're saying) and at that point, would end the conversation or walk away knowing that we don't agree.  It's not always necessary that somebody be convincing enough to change another person's point of view.  And to have a winner.  We are all entitled to agree to disagree on just about anything.  Although if this is a spousal thing...a parental thing, sometimes it's fine to say "I don't agree with you but you're entitled to your opinion and I'm entitled to mine".

And then after that, what more could be said?  We've respected one another's point of view but simply don't agree on some issue.  We can still be friends...although for some people, if you don't agree
with them, will want to call it war.

I sort of think this takes maturity and understanding by one of the parties (if not both) or else this
need to win can easily escalate into stubborn behavior and worse, total disconnection.

If you think about it, there cannot be any points of view that everyone will always agree upon.  I often have to  say to a person "we are just different people, have different beliefs and that should be okay with both of us".

Sometimes you just have to teach someone to understand that we're not all thinking the same thoughts
because all of our thoughts and feelings (and points of view) are filtered through our different life experiences.


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Just about anyone who is respectful and wants to get along with me will have no trouble doing so.  Unfortunately, some people thrive on conflict.


I agree with TJ. I get along with anyone who respects me...which I then also agree with Ribbit.  I have problems with O's understanding me. But is it me or do O's not really respect A's too much?  Lately, since I only my dad was AB, I've been having trouble figuring out a few AB's I know.  I get along well with other A's, and B's unless the B's are really stressed out then there's no communicating with them.  So I guess that means We all get along!  
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I never thought before how many blood types I interface with or am friends with so this thread got me to thinking.  As it turns out I have really good friends  covering all the blood types.  One of my very best friends is an O and we have had many adventures together and can laugh ourselves into hysterics sometimes.  My son-in-law is an O but has ADD.  He will jump into another subject with no introduction at all and I find I have to be quick to keep up with him but I'm glad I can.  My husband, who is an A, just gave up trying to keep up with our son-in-law's great leaps in conversation.  It's annoying to him.  One of my daughters-in-law is a B and we get along beautifully.  She is so friendly, outgoing, solicitous, with a wonderful sense of humor.  Funny thing is I have one particular friend who is a B and she absolutely wears me out.  She has to dot all her "i's" in each sentence and cross all her "t's" until I almost can't stand it anymore.  I guess I like to tune in so much with a comment here and there and I expect the same thing in return but no such luck with her.  She just keeps on track as if I have merely interrupted her until she has finished her story.  

I also have known a long time and am close with a couple of As.  My sisters are ABs as is my daughter and we are very close.  So, I'm thinking really that blood type is not the end-all for requisite of friendship.  I do recognize that Os, generally speaking, are more interested in mountain climbing than I am, or risk-taking sports.  I couldn't be married to someone like that.  
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I think the ones that annoy me are those people who are just like myself.... !


Me too! I hate seeing myself in others and disliking it, but it happens all the time.


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