We are exposed to music almost 20% of our lives. Music is known as the universal language, connecting people around the world. With the different genres, it’s hard to pick a favorite for some people. Have you ever been offended when you show someone a song that you love, and they don’t like it? Or if someone tells you that your taste in music sucks? My favorite music is rap, and only by my mom because she hates my music. Studies have shown that your music taste can have an effect on your personality.
Studies have shown that there are multiple ways that music can influence your life:
1. Your music taste can tell others about your political views.
2. The music you love at the age of 20 is the music you’ll most likely love the rest of your life.
3. Your favorite song is your favorite song because of a memory or an intense feeling that is tied to it.
4. Your music taste is influenced by your parents.
Along with those influences, music also does a number of things:
1. Music helps people relax.
2. Music reduces pain.
3. Music enhances performance.
4. Music can help you find love.
5. Music improves your IQ.
6. Music can make you a better person.
Based on these facts, and many more studies, researchers have been able to determine a person’s strongest characteristics based on their taste in music. Does your music taste match your personality? After studies, here are the results:
Blues fans have high self-esteem and are creative, outgoing, gentle and at ease.
Jazz fans have high self-esteem and are creative, outgoing and at ease.
Classical music fans have high self-esteem and are creative, introverted and at ease.
Rap fans have high self-esteem and are outgoing.
Opera fans have high self-esteem and are creative and gentle.
Country and western fans are hardworking and outgoing.
Reggae fans have high self-esteem and are creative, not hardworking, outgoing, gentle and at ease.
Dance fans are creative and outgoing but not gentle.
Indie fans have low self-esteem and are creative, not hard working, and not gentle.
Bollywood fans are creative and outgoing.
Rock/heavy metal fans have low self-esteem and are creative, not hard-working, not outgoing, gentle, and at ease.
Chart pop fans have high self-esteem and are hardworking, outgoing and gentle, but are not creative and not at ease.
Soul fans have high self-esteem and are creative, outgoing, gentle and at ease.
For some people, music plays a big role in their lives. One’s music taste is a reflection of their personality. Music does so much for people without even knowing it.
Collingwood, J. (2015). Preferred Music Style Is Tied to Personality. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 23, 2016, from http://psychcentral.com/lib/preferred-music-style-is-tied-to- personality/
Barker, Erik. “What the Music You Love Says About You and How It Can Improve Your Life.” Time. Time, 10 Mar. 2014. Web. 23 Mar. 2016.