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Is Your Personality Influenced by the Music You Listen To?

by Brody Stubbs 5 months ago in advice
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Is Your Personality Influenced by the Music You Listen To?
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Could your iPod playlist reveal certain information about your personality? It seems that yes… Research has shown that people who listen to a certain genre of music or who reject a certain genre of music have an understandable and consistent personality profile.

Does your personality determine the music you listen to?

Our condition is positively or negatively affected by the music we listen to. Usually, we listen to music according to the emotions we are experiencing or want to experience at that moment.

Adrian North, a professor at Heriot-Watt University in the UK, conducted a study showing the connection between personality and the music we listen to.

Adrian North says: "I am convinced that people choose their musical style according to their personality" and "People define themselves through music. I always suspected a connection between musical tastes and personality. It is the first time that someone has done such an elaborate study so that we can look in detail at this fascinating relationship. "

Following his study, we notice that: people who love classical music are generally people with high self-esteem but are usually introverted, people who listen to Jazz and Blues have high self-esteem and are extremely creative, and Rock and Heavy Metal fans are generally lazy, have low self-esteem, and are creative.

The connection between music and personality

Research by psychologists Jason Rentfrow and Gosling Sam of the University of Psychology in Germany suggests that the kind of music an individual listens to can tell a lot about his personality.

For example, over time, researchers have found that people can become creative if they listen to a certain genre of music. Moreover, it seems that people who listen to high bass music have a lower IQ level than people who prefer jazz or classical music.

Another study by researchers at Heriot-Watt University looked at more than 36,000 participants from around the world. Participants were asked to listen to more than 104 different musical styles, after which they were asked to complete a questionnaire with questions about the feelings they experienced while listening to a certain kind of music. Following the study, some conclusions were drawn that we present below J.

Pop music

Do you prefer to listen to hits from the top 40? If so, chances are you will be an extroverted, sincere and conventional person. Lovers of pop music are hard to "leave behind" and have very high self-esteem. However, researchers suggest that these people tend to be less creative.

Rap and hip-hop music

Are Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre to your liking? Despite the stereotype that rap music lovers are more aggressive or violent, researchers have found that there is no such link between this kind of music and aggression. It seems that the defining features of the followers of this genre of music are the strength of character and very high self-esteem. They are the kind of people who follow the principle: "Respect me, to respect you."

Country music

Do you watch CMT instead of MTV? Then you belong to the category of country music lovers. Fans of country music are usually hardworking, conventional, and very resourceful in life. While most country songs are often focused on suffering, people who prefer this type of music tend to be very emotionally stable.

Rock / Heavy Metal music

Despite the image of a bad boy / bad girl, researchers have found that fans of this style of music are usually quite gentle. They tend to be creative, but they are often introverted and that is why they may suffer from low self-esteem.

Indie music

Fans of the indie genre are usually introverted, intellectual, and very creative. According to researchers, these people tend to be less industrious and less gentle. Passivity, anxiety, and low self-esteem are common characteristics of indie music lovers.

According to researcher Adrian North of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK, the reason why people sometimes feel defensive about their taste in music may be related to how much it relates to a person's attitudes and personality. Cause. "People are defined, in fact, by music."

The next time you make your playlist, consider how your personality will "suffer" from the songs you listen to.

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