Each person has his or her own characteristics and they take effect on every single thing we do on a daily basis. Many studies proved that there is a connection between the musical behaviors and our characteristics. That’s why people often say “if you want to know about a person, first of all, you need to know about the music he or she often listens to”.
The music taste tells us partly about the personality. Do you want to know about how the music you listen to every day say about the way you see the world and how many types of music taste are there? Well, if you really want to see something interesting, just drop by and take a look at this recent post about music and personality below.
Nowadays, we have so many music genres connected to so many types of singing and instrumental styles. So how can we define one’s personality based on these music types? Is it too vague and difficult since there are some people like both Hip – hop and classical music, while others love pop and rap at the same time? Well, here’s the answer for you:
5 TYPES OF MUSIC TASTE
According to some studies about music and human behaviors, scientists have found 5 major types of music in terms of human characteristics. In fact, there are some music genres can be in more than 1 category and that explains a lot about the listening hobby of a person. And the 5 categories are:
Each type of music explains our characteristics in a different way.
#1. Mellow Music
When talking about mellow music, we can think of a definition of music genres with relaxing and chill tunes. Mellow music can be described as sad, quiet and slow. These songs are often romantic and slow. Typical music genres which represent for the mellow type of music taste are R&B, soft rock and contemporary.
Mellow music tends to concentrate on the thoughts and feeling of the audience so as to create sympathize and other emotions. These emotions are evoked by the slow tunes combining with meaningful lyrics. In fact, people who are into this type of music can easily understand other people’s feeling so that they are called “empathizers”.
#2. Unpretentious Music
To define this type of music, we can see the songs which are quite uncomplicated with soft and acoustic melodies. They are quite relaxing as well, that’s what we often look for when listening to country or folk music. Acoustic instruments can bring the same feeling as well.
Actually, people who like unpretentious music tend to lack openness to the surrounding environment as well as low in experience. They are often extrovert and conscientious.
#3. Sophisticated Music
People who like this kind of music are often like working with complicated things as well as willing to learn everything as they seem to be quite intelligent.
Sophisticated music is the term for music which is quite complex and inspiring; sometimes it can be quite intelligent and academic. You can find this type of music easily because they are Jazz songs, classical pieces of music and Blues solos from a street artist.
Sophisticated music lovers tend to quite hunger for knowledge, quite open to experience, independent and not good in using the physical strength.
#4. Intense Music
The best examples for intense music are types of Rock and Power Pop. Rock subgenres such as Punk, Heavy Metal… can be the favorite of people who really want to put the thinking ahead of the emotions. They are called “systemizes”. They are people who are keen on quick – tempo tracks with an intense combination of instruments and complex sounds.
#5. Contemporary Music
The last music category is quite energetic and rhythmic. This is the music type of people who like to feel the beat. This music demonstrates the characteristics of people who are often extrovert, athletic and quite attractive.
HOW MUSIC AFFECTS YOUNG PEOPLE?
As other means of communication and entertainment, young people, especially teenagers make use of music as a way to make themselves feel better and express their feeling. For teenagers, their choice of music (their music taste) is an effective way to identify their characteristics and express their emotions through what they listen to. These emotions can include happiness, sadness and maybe other positive as well as negative altitude.
Moreover, music helps young people to release the stress and don’t have to “bottle up” their emotions. It is really unhealthy to keep the emotions inside without expressing it. That’s why music is also helpful in helping teenagers and young adults getting strong in mental condition.
Besides, using musical instruments in educating young people is also a good way to actually help them stabilize their characteristics and behaviors. Some studies indicate that learning how to play a simple musical instrument can help teenagers complete their other goals better since they know how to concentrate and put efforts to get good achievements. Moreover, choosing the right type of instrument can bring even more benefit to their lives since they can actually expand their relationships and make more friends through the activities.
However, there are also some aggressive and negative impacts that music might bring to the young people. Since the mental condition, as well as the mindset of people at this age, is not completed yet, there would likely be easy for negative thinking to take effect in their lives. In some cases, when listening to songs with danger lyrics such as sex, drugs, suicide… young people tend to want to try and take on some bad impacts as well. So be careful with the type of music you choose and listen to nice and appropriate music.
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