drjon2ko said...but i think that a persons taste in music can greatly reflect what kind of personality type they are and even what type of social environment they chose to grow up in.
Not quite sure what you mean by "what type of social environment they chose
to grow up in" [emphasis added]. Do many people have a choice regarding the environment they grow up in?
A personality connection with different music preferences would seem a valid concept, but I haven't seen any studies on it. And at first thought it would appear reasonable to assume that an interest in more sedate music will reflect a more sedate personality overall, while an interest in energetic music reflects a more energetic personality.
In contrast, and not that Hollywood proves anything, I'm reminded of the movie The Silence of the Lambs
, in which the caged monster Dr. Lector is listening to Bach's exquisite Goldberg Variations
, apocryphally believed to have been composed as soothing pieces to relieve a patron's insomnia. But in this case they are an incongruous prelude to Lector ripping off the face of one of his guards.
If such a possibility can be believed, I'm not sure we can make accurate predictions about what musical choices tell about people. In my own case, my greatest love is for Baroque and Classical music, especially the aforementioned Bach, as well as Mozart. Now where are those fava beans?