A fairly popular belief in Japan is that there is a connection between someone’s blood type and personality. There is no scientific evidence for it but there are nevertheless a number of publications on this theory and it is discussed on TV shows or elsewhere.

With this RLE and May 2020 TOK essay Prescribed Title #2, a student should look at how personalities are described and how they are explained by this the blood type theory.

Looking at the RLE and the Prescribed Title from a wider scope, a student could also look descriptions and explanations for the popularity of the blood type theory itself.

Image: http://www.personal.psu.edu/afr3/blogs/SIOW/2011/11/can-blood-type-determine-personality.html


2 Comments

David · January 4, 2020 at 00:17

What are possible counterclaims for this?

    Author · January 7, 2020 at 10:24

    There a lot of different possible claims and counterclaims for any Prescribed Title and Real Life Example. Before thinking about counterclaims you need to decide on a solid claim that is directly linked to the Real Life Example and the Prescribed Title. If you have a specific claim in mind post it in a comment and I can give you possible counterclaim.

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