Friday, September 22, 2006

Personality and Musical Tastes

What does your taste in music say about you? Maybe more than you imagine it might.

According to psychologists,

"Fans of jazz, classical and other "complex" music typically have above-average IQ scores."

Opera lovers? " opera aficionados are three times more likely to endorse suicide as a solution to family dishonor, says Steven Stack, a psychologist at Wayne State University in Michigan"

fans of gangsta rap or heavy metal are often more timid and shy than other kids"

and finally

"People who like country and pop might be more simpleminded, and that's not necessarily bad.."

Read the rest of it here.

Me? My music collection is all over the place and somewhat disorganized. Patsy Cline nestled up against Alban Berg resting atop the Go Betweens, Schumann sandwhiched between Haydn and Mahalia Jackson.

Don't go there. I don't wanna know. Just sayin'.

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