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What Do Your Musical Preferences Say About Your Personality?

By , black-rose-bielefeld.de GuideFebruary 23, 2012

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Is your iPod filled with tracks by Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, and Miranda Lambert? According to researchers, you are probably fairly outgoing, conventional, and emotionally stable. Do you prefer the latest top 40 hits by artists such as Rhianna and Katy Perry? Then you might be more extraverted with high self-esteem.

Researchers have investigated the link between personality traits and musical preferences and have found that people who prefer certain musical genres tend to exhibit particular personality characteristics. One 2006 study even revealed that music was the number one most discussed topic by people who were just getting to know one another. Learn more about what your musical tastes reveal about your personality.

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February 24, 2012 at 1:11 am
(1)radhikasraosays:

yes, music can be both an experiment to find the personality of an individual and a therapy to relieve the mental stress.

February 29, 2012 at 9:22 am
(2)Heitorsays:

The music styles are related to the way the brain works. Every music has a beat and that is capture by the brain. If the brain?s mean frequency squares within the music beat one is more likely to like that music than another. It so happens that the same applies to the way one captures information, that is the attention/capture of information is dependent upon this brain?s mean frequency, if it?s a bit slow one is more likely to orient to internal thinking processes and so it?s more introverted, but if the mean is a bit faster one is more outwards and so more extrovert.

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