i came to work today and got a funny surprise by my other two colleagues who dyed and highlighted their hair. one of them said, “yeah, we’re all from social sciences background. Thus we need to synchronize.”
Do you prefer to listen to the top 40 hits? Do the latest tracks from Rhianna, Selena Gomez and Flo Rida make up your workout mix? If so, chances are that you also tend to be extraverted, honest and conventional. While pop music lovers are hard-working and have high self-esteem, researchers suggests that they tend to be less creative and more uneasy.
Rap and Hip/Hop
Are Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre more your style? In spite of the stereotype that rap lovers are more aggressive or violent, researchers have actually found no such link. Rap fans do tend to have high self-esteem and are usually outgoing.
Would you rather watch CMT instead of MTV? Country music fans are typically hardworking, conventional and outgoing. While country songs are often centered on heartbreak, people who gravitate towards this genre tend to be very emotionally stable.
Rock / Heavy Metal
Despite the sometimes aggressive image that rock music and heavy metal project, researchers found that fans of this style of music are usually quite gentle. They tend to be creative, but are often introverted and may suffer from low self-esteem.
Do you love seeking out obscure bands and indie artists? Fans of the indie genre are typically introverted, intellectual and creative. According to researchers, they also tend to be less hard-working and less gentle. Passivity, anxiousness and low self-esteem are other common personality characteristics.
Do you love the fast-paced rhythms of dance music? According to researchers, people who prefer dance music are usually outgoing and assertive.
Classical music lovers are typically more introverted, but are also at ease with themselves and the world around them. They are creative and have a good sense of self-esteem.
Jazz, Blues and Soul
People who enjoy jazz, blues or soul music were found to be more extraverted with high self-esteem. They also tend to be very creative, intelligent and at ease.
According to researcher Adrian North of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK, the reason people sometimes feel defensive about their taste in music might be related to how much it relates to attitudes and personality. “People do actually define themselves through music and relate to other people through it but we haven’t known in detail how music is connected to identity,” he explained.
The next time you are putting together a playlist to listen to during your commute or workout, consider how your personality might be reflected in your song choices.
From the songs currently in my playlist, the only repeating characteristic is creativity.
I only just discovered these guys yesterday, and this song just hit me in my heart. It’s so true of my life. I praise God that people, when they meet me, don’t know what I used to be like; they can’t even imagine.
I have been made so aware of my brokenness in the last few months. I am a sinner; if it’s not one thing, it’s another. And yet He is refining me; He has been patient with me; He is continually lavishing His grace on me and His mercies are new every morning.