What Do Your Music Choices Say About You?

Do you think it’s possible that your favorite music genres can give others an insight into your personality?

 

Professor Adrian North of Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, undertook the largest study to date of musical tastes and personality type, focusing on the role of musical preference in everyday life.  He is an expert on music psychology and has carried out extensive research on the social and applied psychology of music.

 

Over the courseenjoying-music-2 of three years, Professor North asked more than 36,000 people in more than 60 countries to rate a wide range of musical styles in order of preference, and also questioned them about aspects of their personality.water slides for sale

 

Below are the interesting findings of Professor North’s study.  Do you see yourself in any of these?

 

Blues fans have high self-esteem, are creative, outgoing, gentle and at ease
Jazz fans have high self-esteem, are creative, outgoing and at ease
Classical music fans have high self-esteem, are creative, introverted and at ease
Rap fans have high self-esteem and are outgoing
Opera fans have high self-esteem, are creative and gentle
Country fans are hardworking and outgoing
Reggae fans have high self-esteem, are creative, not hardworking, outgoing, gentle and at ease
Dance fans are creative and outgoing, but not gentle
Indie fans have low self-esteem, are creative, not hard working, and not gentle
Bollywood fans are creative and outgoing
Rock/heavy metal fans have low self-esteem, are creative, not hard-working, not outgoing, gentle, and at ease
Pop fans have high self-esteem, are hardworking, outgoing and gentle, but are not creative and not at ease
Soul fans have high self-esteem, are creative, outgoing, gentle, and at ease

 

Whatever style of music fits your personality, just keep listening and enjoying!

Donna  American Music Theatre

Donna Haefner is a member of American Music Theatre’s Marketing Department.  She can be reached at dhaefner@AMTshows.com.