Does your taste in music say much about your personality?

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    Jun 03, 2013 2:04 AM GMT
    Got a message a few hrs ago from someone who stated they were intrigued to message me simply because of the music on my page, when I asked him why, he stated that playlist says a lot about someone's personality. Besides the ignorant comment of "if I found your Ipod I'd never guess you were black" which I was not offended by really lol...It made me think, do most ppl's taste in music match who up with who they are as a person? like would it influence your interest in someone?


    http://www.psychology-101.com/2012/04/what-does-your-taste-in-music-say-about.html
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jun 03, 2013 2:08 AM GMT
    Music might say a little about someones personality, but I would not depend on it as any kind of radar indicator ... unless of course a guy is into like really dark heavy metal or hard core rap that's all about killin' and stuff ... then I might say those are some huge red flags to stay clear of the guy

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    oh ya .... and xristian muzak .... stay very far away
  • HottJoe

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    Jun 03, 2013 2:31 AM GMT
    Yes, and I hate when people ask me what kind of music I like, unless we're already discussing it. I usually prefer female singers, but I like male vocalists a lot too. My tastes are eclectic, but verge on raunchy, sexual, volatile and disturbing. I prefer raw over sweet. My favorite singer/songwriter is Tori Amos, (which gives away my age, I think) and my favorite instrument is the piano.
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    Jun 03, 2013 2:35 AM GMT
    Some of my musical tastes are the polar opposite of my personality.

    I tend to like a lot of EBM/industrial type music, which is often associated with being goth, angst, alternative club culture, etc. I'm preppy, upbeat and suburban. It just appeals to me on some level.

    I've gone to concerts before where I looked like a complete fish out of water! icon_lol.gif

    Unless you're the type of person who tends to heavily immerse themselves in the culture of the music they listen to, tastes really don't reflect very much other than what catches a person's fancy.

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    Jun 03, 2013 2:39 AM GMT
    My favorite songs all have similarities, but I like many different genres of music.
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    Jun 03, 2013 2:44 AM GMT
    If all I hear is BOOM BOOM and you call it music than the answer to your question is a fact. If the singer can not stop using the fuck and bitch term than the answer to your question is a fact . The fact is this diversity I have got with out the BOOM BOOM and the fuck / damd / bitch and that is a fact.
  • killercliche

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    Jun 03, 2013 7:43 AM GMT
    HottJoe saidMy favorite singer/songwriter is Tori Amos, (which gives away my age, I think) and my favorite instrument is the piano.


    Might be mine too... but then there's also Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan... so I must be in my 50s or 60s then!

    I think music can only say much about a person if they are really interested in seeking out music that they like. Casual consumers generally experience the music that is fed to them by the industry.
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    Jun 03, 2013 8:27 AM GMT
    I generally like pop (but not most of what they play on the radio in North America) and electronic/dance.... which apparently means that I'm extraverted, honest, and conventional, hard-working, high self-esteem, less creative, more uneasy, outgoing, and assertive.

    I'm not really extroverted I don't think, definitely not conventional, not hard-working at all, have a... complicated self-esteem, and I'm not as outgoing as I used to be. I am also definitely NOT "less creative". All my life I have engaged in creative activity, from drawing to painting to photography to graphic design. I'm not really sure what they mean by "uneasy" though.

    The only things I am are honest (almost to a fault) and I guess I'm assertive, so their assessment of my personality is extremely flawed.
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    Jun 03, 2013 8:50 AM GMT
    Music can convey how shallow or how enlightened a person is on a small prejudiced scale. But you shouldn't judge anyone solely upon what they listen to. However it can be a trigger for common interest at best.
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    Jun 03, 2013 8:52 AM GMT
    I mostly listen to pop, dance, and rock.
    The website says I am:
    gentle
    assertive
    creative
    less creative
    introverted
    outgoing
    high self esteem
    low self esteem
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    Jun 03, 2013 9:23 AM GMT
    I listen to indie, rap, hip-hop, dance, pop, and rock.

    I only agree with the indie characteristics, though. They are extremely accurate.