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?