September 5, 2008 12:05 PM Subscribe
Who you are is what you listen to:
posted by beelzbubba (65 comments total)
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Prof. Adrian North of Edinburgh's Heriot-Watt University recently published results of what the Beeb calls "the largest study of its kind" linking music listening habits to personality characteristics. His breakthrough conclusions? Heavy metal listeners, contrary to public perception, are not a "suicidally depressed" or a "danger to themselves and society in general. But they are quite delicate things."
Ok, the personality descriptions read like a newspaper daily horoscope personality profile, but while I'm a jazz fan (outgoing, creative, high self-esteem), you Indie fans are "Low self-esteem, creative, not hard working, not gentle" and in other news, "drivers who listen to blues
music in their cars are the most likely to be caught speeding." And from the MeFi archives, Wanna come up to my place & see my record collection?
Apparently, Professor North thinks this will help the Music Industry figure out how to market to us based on our personalities to stem declining CD sales. Good luck with that.