If you came across an abandoned iPod on a sidewalk and listened to it, could you accurately predict the personality of its owner? Science says you could. Find out what your playlist says about your personality by taking the survey below.
For the following items, use the scale 1 (strongly dislike) 2 3 4 (neigther likel nor dislike) 5 6 7 (strongly like) to indicate your basic preference level for the genres listed.
- ____ Classical
- ____ Blues
- ____ Country
- ____ Dance/electronica
- ____ Folk
- ____ Rap/hip-hop
- ____ Soul/funk
- ____ Religious
- ____ Alternative
- ____ Jazz
- ____ Rock
- ____ Pop
- ____ Heavy metal
- ____ Sound tracks/theme songs
What is your musical personality?
Add your scores on 1, 2, 5, and 10. This is your score for being Reflective and Complex.
Add your scores on 9, 11, and 13. This is your score for being Intense and Rebellious.
Add your scores on 3, 8, 12, and 14. This is your score for being Upbeat and Conventional.
Add your scores on 4, 6, and 7. This is your score for being Energetic and Rhythmic.
Some trends observed by the researchers: Blues and jazz fans are more likely to be creative and outgoing. Classical music fans are more likely to be creative and introverted. Indie fans are more likely to have low self-esteem, while rock/heavy metal fans also have low self-esteem and low work ambition, but they are creative. Both chart pop and rap fans are more likely to have high self-esteem and be extroverted.