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Old 09-06-2010, 10:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A study of more than 36,000 people from around the world concluded that musical tastes and personality type were closely related.

The research, which was carried out by Professor Adrian North of Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh in the UK suggested classical music fans were shy, while heavy metal fans were gentle and at ease with themselves.

Fans of Indie music had low self-esteem and were not hard working, fans of Rap music had high self-esteem and were outgoing. Country & Western fans were hardworking and outgoing, Reggae fans were creative but not hardworking, and fans of chart pop had high self-esteem, were not creative, but where hardworking and outgoing.

So which one are you?
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Old 09-06-2010, 12:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are there other categories? Like the blues, or jazz, or rock-n-roll?
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Old 09-06-2010, 12:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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And what if you're practically all of them?
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Old 09-06-2010, 12:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hmm, i am a fan of of Country but enjoy almost all kinds of music, just not rap and r&b. But when i am alone i will almost always put country or 70/80 rock on depending on my mood. So i am not sure where i stand on this.
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Old 09-06-2010, 12:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 09-06-2010, 02:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Wow, I didn't realize how crappy us indie music fans were. Excuse me while I mope around and not get any work done.
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Old 09-06-2010, 03:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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im a garage-lo-fi/power pop/punk guy. so i guess i'll do, uhh, unclassified shit.
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Old 09-06-2010, 03:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 09-06-2010, 05:12 PM   #10 (permalink)
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What if you love both classical and heavy metal?
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Old 09-06-2010, 05:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Just wanted to post a link to the original article: BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Music tastes link to personality because I wondered where the heck it came from.
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I wonder if eating too much haggis can effect such research?

There were other categories:

- Jazz fans seem to be creative and outgoing and have high self-esteem – this is in line with the innovative and sociable nature of jazz.

- Country western fans were found to be introverted and hard-working.

- Rap fans are outgoing aggressive.

- Blues fans have high self-esteem and are creative, outgoing, gentle and at ease

- Reggae listeners have High self-esteem, are creative, not hardworking (I wonder why??), outgoing, gentle and at ease
- Rave music listeners are creative, outgoing but agressive

- Pop music fans are not very creative but hardworking, outgoing, gentle and generally not at ease

- Soul fans generally have high self-esteem and are creative, outgoing, gentle and at ease

- Indie music lovers lack both self-esteem and the work ethic. (can anyone say “EMO !”)
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:03 PM   #13 (permalink)
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A study of more than 36,000 people from around the world concluded that musical tastes and personality type were closely related.

The research, which was carried out by Professor Adrian North of Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh in the UK suggested classical music fans were shy, while heavy metal fans were gentle and at ease with themselves.

Fans of Indie music had low self-esteem and were not hard working, fans of Rap music had high self-esteem and were outgoing. Country & Western fans were hardworking and outgoing, Reggae fans were creative but not hardworking, and fans of chart pop had high self-esteem, were not creative, but where hardworking and outgoing.

So which one are you?
I like classical, especially 20th Century orchestra and chamber music. I think most opera is a crashing bore. Heavy metal is OK, but gets numbing and tiresome after a while, but maybe thats the point. I'll take punk over metal. Rockabilly over punk. I find Indie to be boring and cliquey. I don't like rap --I like the poetry and rhythm, but hate the bludgeoning bass. I like Western more than Country, and yes, there is a difference. I love reggae live, but rarely listen to reggae recordings. Chart pop proves that people will buy anything.
I also like jazz --especially big band jazz, swing, and New Orleans jazz out of the 1930s. I believe as an article of faith that Coltrane knows where he is going, but I've never been able to figure it out. I like blues and gospel, choral music, bagpipes, and marching bands. I hate women folkies playing oversize dreadnought guitars.

I have high self-esteem, am creative and hardworking, but I am not particularly outgoing. I am kind, loyal, and disobedient. I like dogs, but like cats more. I like Scotch and butterscotch, dislike bourbon and applesauce. I don't think any of that has anything to do with my tastes in music.

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Old 09-07-2010, 02:29 AM   #14 (permalink)
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i'm trying to debate this, but there are just too many fucking genres of music.
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:08 AM   #15 (permalink)
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There's just as many facets to my atypical personality as there is to the hundereds of genres of music I employ, seek out, and enjoy.


One contention of the debate that could be roused, if at all, is whether listening to whichever one genre more than the others more deeply affects someone (and changes one's characteristics in the process) or if it is our inherent 'base' personality that goes to seek out the genre which most resembles and soothes/inspires the individual.

The wrinkle in this is that unless based on a true scientific analaysis of one(s) without any musical knowledge and inclination whatsoever, and given the same (vast) library of genres to listen to in the same timeframe (say, three years of an ongoing trial-and-error group listening experiment) this listing is entirely subjective, more closely related to sterotypes, and is just a survey of the product of society's connotations on any specific-type of subcategorized encompassing genre of music.

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(I also came to find the blog posting of this "study", as posted yesterday, two year ago.)
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:14 AM   #16 (permalink)
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that may be true. but im the exact opposite of many of the people who listen to the same exact style of music as i.
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:53 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I like all sorts of music, including jazz. This cleared it up for me a lot better than Prof. North's research:

Yogi Berra Explains Jazz

Interviewer: Can you explain jazz?
Yogi: I can't, but I will. 90% of all jazz is half improvisation. The other
half is the part people play while others are playing something they
never played with anyone who played that part. So if you play the
wrong part, its right. If you play the right part, it might be right if you
play it wrong enough. But if you play it too right, it's wrong.

Interviewer: I don't understand.
Yogi: Anyone who understands jazz knows that you can't understand it.
It's too complicated. That's whats so simple about it.

Interviewer: Do you understand it?
Yogi: No. That's why I can explain it. If I understood it, I wouldn't know
anything about it.

Interviewer: Are there any great jazz players alive today?
Yogi: No. All the great jazz players alive today are dead. Except for the
ones that are still alive. But so many of them are dead, that the ones
that are still alive are dying to be like the ones that are dead. Some would
kill for it.

Interviewer: What is syncopation?
Yogi: That's when the note that you should hear now happens either before
or after you hear it. In jazz, you don't hear notes when they happen
because that would be some other type of music. Other types of music can
be jazz, but only if they're the same as something different from those
other
kinds.

Interviewer: Now I really don't understand.
Yogi: I haven't taught you enough for you to not understand jazz that well.
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:46 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I like all sorts of music, including jazz. This cleared it up for me a lot better than Prof. North's research:

Yogi Berra Explains Jazz

Interviewer: Can you explain jazz?
Yogi: I can't, but I will. 90% of all jazz is half improvisation. The other
half is the part people play while others are playing something they
never played with anyone who played that part. So if you play the
wrong part, its right. If you play the right part, it might be right if you
play it wrong enough. But if you play it too right, it's wrong.

Interviewer: I don't understand.
Yogi: Anyone who understands jazz knows that you can't understand it.
It's too complicated. That's whats so simple about it.

Interviewer: Do you understand it?
Yogi: No. That's why I can explain it. If I understood it, I wouldn't know
anything about it.

Interviewer: Are there any great jazz players alive today?
Yogi: No. All the great jazz players alive today are dead. Except for the
ones that are still alive. But so many of them are dead, that the ones
that are still alive are dying to be like the ones that are dead. Some would
kill for it.

Interviewer: What is syncopation?
Yogi: That's when the note that you should hear now happens either before
or after you hear it. In jazz, you don't hear notes when they happen
because that would be some other type of music. Other types of music can
be jazz, but only if they're the same as something different from those
other
kinds.

Interviewer: Now I really don't understand.
Yogi: I haven't taught you enough for you to not understand jazz that well.
Sounds like Abbott and Costello!
(I'm askin' YOU who's on first!)

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Old 09-07-2010, 07:59 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:15 AM   #20 (permalink)
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For the record, I'm a pretty normal guy (are any of us really normal?), who likes all genres of music, except for classical and jazz, from traditional country to some types of metal (ie; that start out with some form of melody). As some people mentioned, I'm not sure if you can, really, relate musical tastes to personalities. My son is a laid back guy, and, like myself, likes all types also. So maybe there is some sort of relationship, in play here. Maybe stronger personalities have more defined tastes, in their music.
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Old 09-08-2010, 02:50 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I like hip hop, but not the 50 Cent or Gay Z sort of stuff.

I wouldnt say I have high self esteem personally.
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Old 09-08-2010, 06:55 PM   #22 (permalink)
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What if you love both classical and heavy metal?
You are a shy person who is gentle and at ease with themselves? Have you ever listened to Metallica with the SF orchestra?
Amazon.com: Metallica - S & M with the San Francisco Symphony: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Jason Newsted, Michael Kamen, David Gaudry, Artie Storch, Justin Crew, Anthony Striplen, Stephen Paulson, Catherine Payne, Enrique Bocedi, Joshu Amazon.com: Metallica - S & M with the San Francisco Symphony: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Jason Newsted, Michael Kamen, David Gaudry, Artie Storch, Justin Crew, Anthony Striplen, Stephen Paulson, Catherine Payne, Enrique Bocedi, Joshu

I like a bunch of those types of music except for indie
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I love the Blues, Rock and Roll, then Raggae, but really anything that creates an emotion in my soul or makes me want to move.
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:24 PM   #24 (permalink)
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i tend to disagree with Professor North namely because i don't like rap but i am out-going, i like reggae but i'm hard working, depending who's singing what pop song, i like pop but i'm creative and while i do like soul music and am creative, at ease and have high self-esteem, generally i'm not a gentle soul
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:25 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Does anyone here think I'm shy?
Shy of what?

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