Q: What Does Your Music Taste Say About You?

A:  If you read this Indie music blog, you’re a low self-esteemed – but creative – slacker.

I read an interesting article today in the BBC News of a study completed by Heriot-Watt University in Scotland that suggest musical tastes and personality are closely related.  The study surveyed more than 36,000 people around the world and found the following personality traits for these music genres.  They are still collecting surveys. Give your two cents here.

BB King

BLUES

High self-esteem, creative, outgoing, gentle and at ease
Thelonius Monk

JAZZ

High self-esteem, creative, outgoing and at ease
Nigel Kennedy

CLASSICAL MUSIC

High self-esteem, creative, introvert and at ease
Public Enemy

RAP

High self-esteem, outgoing
Aida

OPERA

High self-esteem, creative, gentle
Dolly Parton

COUNTRY AND WESTERN

Hardworking, outgoing
Linton Kwesi Johnson

REGGAE

High self-esteem, creative, not hardworking, outgoing, gentle and at ease
Rave

DANCE

Creative, outgoing, not gentle
Pete Doherty

INDIE

Low self-esteem, creative, not hard working, not gentle
Dancers

BOLLYWOOD

Creative, outgoing
Metallica

ROCK/HEAVY METAL

Low self-esteem, creative, not hard-working, not outgoing, gentle, at ease
Kylie Minogue

CHART POP

High self-esteem, not creative, hardworking, outgoing, gentle, not at ease
James Brown

SOUL

High self-esteem, creative, outgoing, gentle, at ease