You may know what kind of music you like to listen to but does that fit your personality? Take the quiz below to find out which type of music you are! But first, read some interesting points about music tastes, personality and how the two are related.
Music is something that is very personal. The type of music you listened to as a young child is probably quite different from the tunes that are on your favorite playlists these days. For most of us, if our parents listened to classical music when they drove us around town, then so did we. If our parents sang along to the lyrics of the latest country anthem in the house, then those lyrics were imprinted into our minds. Even to this day you can probably remember all of the words to your parents’ favorite songs.
Consider the fact that by the time you are 6 or 7 years old, your personality traits are stably formed. Plenty of psychologists believe that there is a direct correlation between the type of music we listen to and our personal characteristics. Now you might be wondering if the music you listened to during those first few years of life had any effect on your personality.
Just for a moment, imagine a fan of heavy metal music standing next to a classical music fan. (Of course, we are asking you to draw on social stereotypes but just humor us for now.) At first glance, these two people appear to be pretty different from each other, right? They are dressed differently, they make different word choices when speaking, etc. As you probably guessed, the younger person liked to listen to metal while the older person gravitated towards classical music. However, what one recent study proved is that the two people, while outwardly different, actually had very similar personality traits. When you start to examine both types of music you would find similarities as well, mainly the fact that they are complex, dramatic and theatrical in nature. What does that mean? They attract the same type of person!
Are you curious about want type of music would be associated with your personality? Well, we can help! Designed for fun, but based on a bit of actual “scientific” data, you can take this quiz and find out. You may even discover some new things about yourself. But remember, no cheating… answer the questions honestly if you want to find out the truth.