Quiz: What Kind of Music Are You?

pretty brunette woman dressed in white listening to music

What type of music fits you?

I’m taking a little break from holiday quizzes today, just in case some of you don’t want all holidays all the time :-) Let’s talk about something else… let’s talk about music! (And not even holiday music this time.)

So, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the connection between personality and music. It’s mostly because my taste in music is starting to change (listening to a lot more country lately – didn’t expect that!), and I wonder how much of that is due to my personality actually changing. Interesting, isn’t it? For a while, I wondered if links between personality and music were just pseudoscientific. It seems reasonable that certain types of people like certain types of music, but can it be proven? Can psychology actually back up the link between your personality and the type of music you like? It looks like the answer is yes.

There are some interesting studies coming out about personality and music. I think a lot of these will provide fodder for future quizzes :-) For example, a study at the University of Texas shows that people who like rock music are indeed more rebellious, while people who like country music are more upbeat and conventional. Does that seem true to you? It does to me. The study also showed that people who like hip-hop are more energetic, while people who like jazz are more reflective. Fun stuff!

This all makes me think of my quiz, What Kind of Music Are You? I tried to match certain personality characteristics to genres of music, and I feel like I did okay. What do you think? Did I get it right?

Take What Kind of Music Are You? quiz and tell me what you get. Does the result describe you well? More importantly, what kind of music do you like?

What do you think?

14 thoughts on “Quiz: What Kind of Music Are You?

    1. kari Post author

      Wow! What a combo, Josh :-) Do you think you would like to listen to a new genre of music that mixed the two? What type of music do you normally like?

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      1. Josh

        Metal (not the kind that glorifies evil or just makes grunting noises), and music with deep meaning (though I’m not the touchy-feely type) which some metal music has (like Nightwish).

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  1. Shannon

    I am Electronic Music. Hmmm…I guess I am energetic like the description, I have trouble sitting still. It is isn’t my person favorite for actual music, I love Dance music though I suppose the description would be pretty similar

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    1. kari Post author

      Yes, I think that the psychological profiles for Dance and Electronic are very close – even though people aren’t always fans of both. Good intuition there :-)

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  2. Rachel R. (@REReader)

    Verrrry Interesting!

    I took the quiz and got “You are Classical”. And I do love classical, and have hundreds of classical CDs–but I also love jazz, world, singer/songwriter, alternative, pop standards…yeah, kinda all over the map! And lately I’ve been listening to a lot less classical and more of an all-over-the-place mix (thank you shuffle!). I wonder what that says about me? :D

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    1. kari Post author

      I would say it says you’re a generalist and very interested in the world! I like all sorts of music as well. My husband was surprised when I agreed to go to a heavy metal concert with him this evening.

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  3. moonstep1969

    You Are Classical Music (not true, but the analysis below fits)

    You are a somewhat serious person who enjoys studying subjects deeply.
    Art of all kinds interests you, and a good piece of art can really effect you emotionally.
    You are inspired by human achievement, and you appreciate work that takes years to accomplish.
    For you, the finer things in life are not about snobbery – they’re about quality.

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    1. kari Post author

      Ah, interesting! There goes my theory :-)

      What sort of music do you like, Monica? I feel like I remember you liking world music, but possibly I made up that memory.

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      1. moonstep1969

        Soul, disco, funk, techno, R&B – mostly from the era 1975-1985, but I try to catch up with today’s artists as well. A new favourite is British singer Jessie Ware, got her debut album at home. :)

        One Prefab Sprout member once stated that the music you listen to between the ages of 13 and 23, is the kind of music you continue to listen to for your whole life. Amazingly enough, he seems to be right. I think all generations can relate to it, independent of which decade, century or millenium we’re living in.

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        1. kari Post author

          Those are some of my favorites as well. Totally agree about the music you listen to as a young person being so formative. That was the grunge age in the states, and I still love that sound.

          Thanks for the Jessie Ware recommendation. So lovely – listening right now :-)

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