What Your Taste In Music Says About You


The type of music a person listens to, says a lot about who they are. You could probably play someone’s favorite song, and learn more about them in 5 minutes than you could over half an hour of coffee and chit-chat. But what neurological traits dictate your musical taste?

Psychologist David Greenberg says "People who are high on empathy may be preferring a certain type of music compared to people who are more systematic.” He found in a study that individuals who were more empathetic preferred softer, more simplistic music, while individuals who were more systematic and analytical preferred more aggressive, complex music.

It seems like science is finally confirming what our common intuitions have been for years. The music you listen to might tell others more about you than your words. As the old saying goes “Music speaks where words fail.” So, what type of tunes do you listen to? Are you an empath or a systemizer?

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