Topic: Type B Men Shunned
Title: Bad Days for South Korea’s Type-B Men
Author: Jon Herskovitz
Source: Andongkim.com, Reuters
Date: Monday, April 18, 2005
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Do you believe that one’s personality is linked to his/her blood type?
Why or why not?
Is it fair to pre-judge a person because of his/her blood type?
Scientists have refuted the claims to connections between personality and blood type.
Why do you think people persist in believing in “pop culture” stereotypes?
Why do you think people are willing to buy books based on unscientific theories
put forth by self-proclaimed experts?
Would you buy such a book? Why or why not?
For More Practice
Pretend you are a scientist who has studied blood type and found no
connection with personality. Debate the issue with a person who strongly
supports the pop culture point of view.
Pretend you are a Type B Man. How can you best deal with negative stereotypes?
Your friend is unfairly prejudicial against Type B Men.
Help her/him change her/his point of view.