What does your taste in music say about your personality? Find out with this quiz! This psychology test will tell you how other people see you based on what types of music you listen to.
What does your taste in music reveal about you?
Do you know who you are?
Have you ever wondered if people judge you based on your favorite music genre? Or are you guilty of doing this yourself? Sometimes you immediately bond when you find out you both have the same favorite artist. At other times, you might dislike someone because you hate his preferred music genre. Or does it?
Music genre vs. personality
Music plays an important role in the lives of people all over the world, which is why many wonder what individual factors might influence musical preferences. Could the contents of your playlist, for example, reveal something about your personality? People listen to music as a way to set the mood, to motivate a workout, or even to gain inspiration. How much are those choices influenced by underlying personality traits? One large-scale study conducted by researchers at Heriot-Watt University looked at more than 36, participants from all over the world. Participants were asked to rate more than different musical styles in addition to offering information about aspects of their personalities. According to the researcher, Adrian North, the reason people sometimes feel defensive about their taste in music might be related to how much it relates to attitudes and personality.
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