A music psychology scholar studied the relationship of the type of music we listen to and our personality. Dr. Adrian North has discovered that our musical preferences are indeed tied to our personality. His study is based on 36,000 participants.
If you’re a heavy metal fan, you’re said to have the following attributes:
ü Low self-esteem
Although heavy metal fans have low self-esteem, they are comfortable with themselves. They are also delicate, just as classical music lovers are – but they are younger.
This kind of music shows you have the following personality:
Also the same as people who love heavy metal music, indie rock fans have low self-esteem. They are also open to experience new things, which is why they are considered more skillful in music.
If you like rock, but not the indie type, just classic rock, you’re one with the following traits:
ü Not hardworking
As classical rock has songs with intense life experiences, you also tend to use music to normalize and control your mood.
Rap or Hip-Hop
If you like either rap or hip-hop, you may have the following traits:
ü High self-esteem
ü Not very friendly to the environment
If this is your preferred music, you’re:
ü Low on empathy
Other Music Types and Your Personality
According to Dr. North, here are the other musical preferences and what they say about you:
ü Folk, Blues, or Jazz Music: Reflective, very creative, and open-minded
ü Country Music: True to one’s self, very empathic, extroverted, and hardworking
ü Pop Music: Not too creative, worrier, outgoing and likes to socialize, and with high self-esteem
Source: Steth News
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