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Musical taste "Defines Personality"..Do You Guys Agree/Disagree
« on: September 06, 2008, 03:08:16 AM »
 LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Fans of classical music and jazz are creative, pop lovers are hardworking and, despite the stereotypes, heavy metal listeners are gentle, creative types who are at ease with themselves.
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So says Professor Adrian North of Scotland's Heriot-Watt University who has been studying the links between people's personalities and their choice of music.

"People often define their sense of identity through their musical taste, wearing particular clothes, going to certain pubs, and using certain types of slang," North said.

"It's not surprising that personality should also be related to musical preference."

In what North said was the largest study ever conducted into individuals' musical preference and character, researchers asked 36,518 people from around the world to rate how much they liked 104 different musical styles before taking a personality test.

"Researchers have been showing for decades that fans of rock and rap are rebellious, and that fans of opera are wealthy and well-educated," North said.

"But this is the first time that research has shown that personality links to liking for a wide range of musical styles."

The study concluded that jazz and classical music fans are creative with good self-esteem, although the former are much more outgoing whereas the latter are shy.

Country and western fans were found to be hardworking and shy; rap fans are outgoing ;D ;D and indie lovers lack self-esteem and are not very gentle. ??? ???

Those who like soul music can take heart as the research concluded they are creative, outgoing, gentle, at ease with themselves and have a high self-esteem.

And if you've ever wondered why people driving expensive sports cars often have music blaring from their vehicle, North could have an explanation.

Those who choose to listen to exciting, punchy music are more likely to be in a higher earning bracket, he says, while those who go for relaxing sounds tend to be lower down the pay scale.

North is still looking for volunteers to take part in the research. Details on http://www.peopleintomusic.com/

(Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Steve Addison)

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080905/lf_nm_life/britain_music_dc


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Re: Musical taste "Defines Personality"..Do You Guys Agree/Disagree
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2008, 04:05:59 AM »
I disagree

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Re: Musical taste "Defines Personality"..Do You Guys Agree/Disagree
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2008, 04:08:38 AM »
^^I agree with you too!!
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Re: Musical taste "Defines Personality"..Do You Guys Agree/Disagree
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2008, 07:45:03 PM »
bullshiznite
 

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Re: Musical taste "Defines Personality"..Do You Guys Agree/Disagree
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2008, 08:23:44 PM »
it definitely tells parts of your personality
 

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Re: Musical taste "Defines Personality"..Do You Guys Agree/Disagree
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2008, 02:42:48 AM »
^parts yeah, but not how much you earn lol...


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Re: Musical taste "Defines Personality"..Do You Guys Agree/Disagree
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2008, 12:52:04 PM »
it definitely tells parts of your personality
yeah a little..
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Re: Musical taste "Defines Personality"..Do You Guys Agree/Disagree
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2008, 02:48:44 AM »
i think its especially the case when people only listen to one specific genre..
 

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Re: Musical taste "Defines Personality"..Do You Guys Agree/Disagree
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2008, 03:11:13 AM »
partially true,

 but i mean if that theory was entirely true,  i probably would have murdered thousands of people by now, fathered a million children and committed suicide at least once a day


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« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2008, 03:33:31 AM »
partially true,

 but i mean if that theory was entirely true,  i probably would have murdered thousands of people by now, fathered a million children and committed suicide at least once a day
lol..lol..true

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« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2008, 07:41:31 AM »
bollox
 

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« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2008, 08:44:21 AM »
There are some correlations I believe. 
 

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« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2008, 02:58:30 PM »
i agree. if dude got backstreet boys songs he aint straight
 

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Re: Musical taste "Defines Personality"..Do You Guys Agree/Disagree
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2008, 04:25:52 PM »
Eh...I think personality defines musical taste in some cases...but sometimes, I think your preference in music can reveal some things about personality.

In the South, I barely know any "goons" or "thugs" that listen to underground rap, lyrical rap, or even the early 90's Hip Hop...95% of them listen to down south crunk type music. Most "neo soul" fans are usually more laid back and aren't the type that seem to love partying all the time and drinking. Most gangbangers in L.A. all love 90's West Coast rap. Most younger adults who love Jazz more than rap, R&B, rock, or pop are usually more laid back and don't really care for going out all the time.

Now for commercial music, like rap, R&B, or Pop...it doesn't mean much of anything, because so many types of people seem to like it....from the club goers, to blacks, to whites, to hispanics, to young kids, to older adults...so it's hard to really say.