Rh-Negative Blood Type Traits and Characteristics: Large Head, Low Blood Pressure--and Possible Alien Ancestors?
What influences does having Rh-negative blood type have on your physical or mental characteristics?
Have you ever wondered if your blood type has some sort of influence on your characteristics? If you have Rh-negative blood, you may be interested to see if you fit in with others who have the same blood type status, or if you go against the trend and break the mold! If you have Rh-negative blood, you probably have some of these traits on the list--maybe all of them!
Before, I never really thought too much about my Rh-negative blood. But recently I have been researching different theories, and I'm not sure whether to file my findings under science or science fiction. Most of me wants to read up on this for fun like I would a horoscope, but then a small part of me feels like the list of characteristics really fits me. Of the 26 traits listed below, I have 22 of them.
First of all, what is Rh-negative blood? People with negative blood do not have the Rhesus (Rh) blood group system, which includes many antigens, most noticeably the D antigen. An antigen is anything that riles up our immune system into making antibodies, and we have a lot--about 50--that are in our blood. One of the top five most important antigens in our blood is the D antigen and if you lack this particular one, you are Rh negative.
What is your blood type?
What is your blood type? Have you ever wondered if your blood type has some sort of influence on your characteristics?
Every human on this planet has either blood type O, A, B, or AB, and within these types, you either have Rh-positive or Rh-negative blood. Each country has slightly different percentages of blood types, but here are the percentages for the US, broken down by demographic:
Where do you fit into the world's population?
What is your blood type?
As far as I can tell, there are no drawbacks to being Rh-negative except for the fact that if you are a woman, you need to take some special precautions while pregnant. While pregnant, a woman with Rh-negative blood may develop antibodies to the antigens in a baby with Rh-positive blood, but this is preventable with medication. There are, however, many interesting theories on what it means to have this blood type.
So what are some other interesting theoretical characteristics (I won't say facts, at least not yet) of being Rh-negative?
Common physical characteristics of people with Rh-negative blood
There is a lot of information about common factors in people with Rh-negative blood. There are some physical traits which can be proven, some mental tendencies (harder to prove), and some "magic" traits (very hard if not impossible to prove). I found similar information on many different sites, with no known original source—I will list all the sites I visited at the end.
Characteristics that could be scientifically proven or observed:
- larger than average head size
- low blood pressure
- low pulse rate
- extra vertebrae or rib
- high IQ
- heightened senses, including vision
- uncloneable blood
- light-colored hair, mostly red or reddish,
- light-colored eyes (blue, green, or greenish brown eyes)
- sun and heat sensitivity
- tendency toward healing professions
- body scars that cannot be explained
- frequent empathetic illnesses
Do you have an extra vertebra or rib?
Obviously, there are many people who do not have Rh-negative blood who have many of the above traits, and many people with Rh-negative who do NOT have these traits. It is hard to find scientific research on this— but there are many, many sites devoted to finding the mysteries of our blood.
I have some, but not all of the characteristics.
I have a larger than average head. No hats will fit me--one size fits all? Forget it!
I have very low blood pressure and a low pulse rate. Not unhealthily low, but enough that the nurse always makes a comment. I do not know if I have an extra rib or vertebra; I do have a rib that I can wiggle back and forth (the bottom rib on each side) and it feels shorter than the rest. I think this might be a common thing—a floating rib—but I will ask my doctor next time I go.
I don't know if I have a high IQ. My mother had me tested when I was younger but she didn't tell me the result. I have a heightened sense of hearing and smell, but not vision. I am nearsighted.
I had white blonde hair as a child and consider myself to still have blonde hair. But in photos with my ginger cat, I notice that my hair is the same color as her fur—ginger AKA reddish blonde or strawberry blonde. I have bright blue eyes.
I am very sensitive to heat. Although my hands and feet are often cold,the rest of me will be sweaty! I don't think I am a physical healer, but I am the person to whom everyone comes with problems. I don't have any unexplainable body scars.
As for empathetic illnesses: I debated whether this is a trait which can be proven or not. I find it difficult to watch many movies or watch the news. Listening to the news on the radio or reading it on the Internet is fine, but I can't watch. My most obvious sign of empathetic illness is that I have been known to fall asleep in the middle of situations in which other people are extremely upset. (My falling asleep does not usually tend to help matters much).
Common characteristics of thought in people who have Rh-negative blood
Characteristics of thought:
- an otherworldly feeling
- a feeling of having a mission in life
- a drive to seek out truth or answers
- an empathetic and a compassionate character
- a feeling that one is an outsider
- an interest in space and/or science
- a tendency to be easily shocked or scared
This section is much harder to look at scientifically. Many people would say yes to many of these characteristics!
Nonetheless, it is interesting to compare yourself against this checklist. To compare myself:
- Do I feel "otherworldly?" It is a difficult question, I’ll have to think about it more.
- I do feel like I have a mission in life, but I'm not yet sure what it is.
- I do like truth and answers, but I think questions are more important. At the very least, the questioning process is more interesting than the answering process.
- As to whether I am empathetic and compassionate, I would say yes.
- Do I feel like an outsider? I often feel like an observer, wherever I go.
- I have always been interested in traveling in space and going to another planet. I even entered Dole Pineapple’s “Win a Trip to Outer Space” contest, which ended up being won by a 70-year-old man who choose to accept the alternate prize—money—instead.
- As for being prone to shocks or scares, I can be quite jumpy, especially when I see someone I don't expect. But then again, that's fairly common, isn't it?
So based off of my pseudo-scientific analysis, using myself as my Rh-negative subject, it would seem that this list of thought characteristics is so far, so good—of course taking this process with a grain of salt since like a horoscope, most of these characteristics apply to many people.
"Magical" characteristics of Rh-negative blood
Strange "magical" characteristics that are debatable:
• some sort of extrasensory and/or psychic ability,
• heightened intuition,
• psychic dreams
• ability to interfere with electricity
• greater likelihood of alien abduction
• tendency to be in close proximity to inexplicable strange events
I think most “psychic” happenings could be scientifically explained if one digs deeply enough. I am open to the idea of actual magical happenings, but I would need a lot of proof. Many strange things have happened to me in my life, but I think they could be explained by science or chance.
That being said, I did have lunch with someone I'd never previously met, during which I had a clear vision of his house. I detailed it to him, and he was so freaked out he left. I often have lucid visionary and sometimes foretelling dreams, but as to whether or not they are psychic, I tend to think there is some other explanation.
I also had a strange weather and electricity experience that I wrote about, and I still am amazed by the flying lamp and swirled snow cone structure on my roof.
As far as I know I have never been abducted by aliens, but I have always wanted to write, "Aliens Land Here!" on the roof of my house. I wonder why people with Rh-negative blood are most likely to report having alien encounters?
Strange things happen, yes. Can they be explained? I think so, but as of now there are many strange happenings in my life for which I have no logical explanation. Yet.
If you have RH negative blood...
Of the twenty-six RH negative characteristics listed above, how many do you have?
Other blood type theories
Other blood type theories:
- Many studies are being made on how different blood types have different advantages and disadvantages for health.
- Some people believe that your blood type should impact your diet. I've written about the blood type diet in a separate Hub.
- Companies during the job application process and dating websites during the matchmaking process may ask you for your blood type because they think that certain blood types are indicative of certain personalities.
Stranger than magic
Other strange ideas about Rh-negative blood:
• A higher than average number of presidents and world leaders are thought to be or have been Rh negative.
• Some people think Rh-negative people have ancestors from a different world!
• Sometimes Rh-negative people are linked to snakes or having reptilian blood...
• Rh (Rhesus)-negative people are thought to have no monkey ancestors.
I would have to say I would never want to be a public figure or world leader. Just the thought makes me feel nervous and stressed out. I vote, but it is an ordeal each time because I don't want to be in charge of something so big in case I make the wrong choice. I have had one brief experience with fame and I found it very creepy when people I didn't know came up to me on the street.
Some people think that being Rh-negative means they do not have any genetic similarities to monkeys, but this term has more to do with how blood was first tested—using rhesus monkeys.
Phew! I have always been obsessed by monkeys, and love the thought of having monkey ancestors. Years ago I wrote a story called, "My Brother the Monkey," I have photos of me with various monkeys around the world, and I collect unusual monkey memorabilia. There are also some photos of me as a child playing with snakes. Coincidence? (Probably!)
So where did this Rh-negative blood come from? Who were the ancient ancestors? There are some far-out theories floating around, from alien astronauts to mystical beings to snakes. I tend to believe more in the theory of a long-ago genetic mutation, but I have to admit that I like the alien astronaut idea almost as much as the idea of having monkey ancestors.
At the forums I visited on this topic most people seemed pleased by the claims made about Rh-negative blood type. I can see why! I've been looking for negative aspects to being Rh negative, and besides the very important downside faced by pregnant Rh-negative women, there is not a lot of bad hype. Well, unless you consider having reptilian blood a bad thing. I think often people who are different for whatever reason try to look for the positive in the situation.
In the future, I am going to look into my other oddities: I am left-handed, have strangely high arched feet, have different vision and eye shape in each eye, and have a very narrow jaw. I'm sure I will be able to find some new strange theory to tie these in together…