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by Lux (bloodyeye_mari)
at February 28th, 2005 (08:26 pm)

current mood: artistic

Look at what I found at http://my.webmd.com/content/article/66/79748.htm
You've gotta love WebMd!

Reflective and complex - classical, jazz, blues, and folk
Intense and rebellious - alternative, rock, and heavy metal
Upbeat and conventional - pop, religious, country, and soundtracks
Energetic and rhythmic - rap/hip-hop, soul/funk, and electronica/dance

Researchers say each of these broad categories of musical preferences was also closely linked to an individual's personality traits, self-perception, and cognitive ability or intelligence.
For example, people who preferred classical music or other types of music classified as reflective and complex were likely to be open to new experiences, intelligent, politically liberal, and less athletic.
Heavy metal fans who liked intense and rebellious music also tended to be open to new experiences and consider themselves intelligent, but they were also curious about different things, enjoy taking risks, and physically active.
Researchers say their analysis suggests that people who enjoy upbeat and conventional music styles like popular and religious music are cheerful, socially outgoing, reliable, enjoy helping others, view themselves as physically attractive, and be relatively conventional.
But rap fans and others classified as listening to musical styles considered as energetic and rhythmic literally followed the beat of a different drummer. The study showed these people tend to be talkative, full of energy, forgiving, and eschew conservative ideals.

My Music Personality