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>> Saturday, September 06, 2008

I got this from yahoo news. This stuff is interesting! Stuff in italics are mine.


LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Fans of classical music and jazz are creative, pop lovers are hardworking and, despite the stereotypes, heavy metal listeners are gentle, creative types who are at ease with themselves.

(I can be a witness to the heavy metal listeners. I know a lot of people who listen or are part of heavy metal bands. When you talk to them, or spend time with them, they will never give an impression that they're heavy metal rockers. Most rockers I know are even educated and hell way smarter than me.)

So says Professor Adrian North of Scotland's Heriot-Watt University who has been studying the links between people's personalities and their choice of music.

"People often define their sense of identity through their musical taste, wearing particular clothes, going to certain pubs, and using certain types of slang," North said.

"It's not surprising that personality should also be related to musical preference."

In what North said was the largest study ever conducted into individuals' musical preference and character, researchers asked 36,518 people from around the world to rate how much they liked 104 different musical styles before taking a personality test.

"Researchers have been showing for decades that fans of rock and rap are rebellious, and that fans of opera are wealthy and well-educated," North said.

"But this is the first time that research has shown that personality links to liking for a wide range of musical styles."

The study concluded that jazz and classical music fans are creative with good self-esteem, although the former are much more outgoing whereas the latter are shy.

(I like both genres. So I'm outgoing and shy? hahaha But I'm more of a classical person, especially when I need to concentrate. Jazz is an alternative or a break to the calmness and if I need some spunk to my mood. I guess in general, I'm shy. but when I warm up, I can be outgoing.)

Country and western fans were found to be hardworking and shy; rap fans are outgoing and indie lovers lack self-esteem and are not very gentle.

(I enjoy listening to country music. I even have all albums of Billy Gilman, a young country singer. During the American Idol, one of my favorite nights was the Country Night with Dolly Parton.)

Those who like soul music can take heart as the research concluded they are creative, outgoing, gentle, at ease with themselves and have a high self-esteem.

And if you've ever wondered why people driving expensive sports cars often have music blaring from their vehicle, North could have an explanation.

Those who choose to listen to exciting, punchy music are more likely to be in a higher earning bracket, he says, while those who go for relaxing sounds tend to be lower down the pay scale.

(HAHAHAHA omg this is true. My friend Jace and I have been joking that we're overworked and underpaid. We do love our work, but our salary is not enough to fund the lifestyle that we want, which is to watch plays and buy books)

North is still looking for volunteers to take part in the research. Details on http://www.peopleintomusic.com/

(Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Steve Addison)

2 comments:

1989,  8:35 PM  

""Researchers have been showing for decades that fans of rock and rap are rebellious, and that fans of opera are wealthy and well-educated," North said."

--this has been edited by yumipitz. haha!
'fans of rock and rap are rebellious'? no kaya. heehee!


"Those who like soul music can take heart as the research concluded they are creative, outgoing, gentle, at ease with themselves and have a high self-esteem."

--but this is true! hahaha

yumiskee kulitskee 8:53 AM  

I didn't edit anything! anoba! hahaha

sooo, you like soul music ha? :))

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