Mental Health

What Music Tells You About Yourself

By Jul 19, 2016 No Comments

Most people like music of some kind, but did you know that you can tell a lot about a person from the music they enjoy? What’s also really interesting is that many people often either don’t get a genre of music at all, or they love it – it’s all to do with what we resonate with. We might also like a variety of music, but find that we go to one particular type more often than others.

Here’s what the tunes of your choice say about you:


Fans of jazz like to socialise, are detail-oriented and open-minded, and tend to look on the bright side of life.

Hard rock or heavy metal

Hard rockers are logical, tend to stick to themselves and do their own thing, and they listen to music to get amped up.

Soft rock

Soft rockers are romantic, in touch with their own feelings and those of others, and like listening to music to relax.


Reggae people are very laid-back and relaxed, and they like to spend time with others and to go with the flow.


Rappers are comfortable in their own skin, like to interact with others, tend to be fairly high energy and are not afraid to challenge what they don’t believe in.


These fans tend to be energetic, love socialising and generally be quite confident as they move or sing along to the music.

Rhythm and blues

Blues fundis like to spend time with others, are deep thinkers, mellow and at ease with themselves.


Soul fans are often gentle, intuitive and creative, as well as fairly outgoing and comfortable with themselves.
Country and western

People who like this type of music tend to be highly sociable, hardworking and fairly down to earth, without airs and graces.


Opera fans are creative, often feel deeply and can come across as quite intense or even depressed to others.


These fans are fairly confident, often intellectual and/or creative and tend to be happier in their own company than in social settings.

Next time you meet someone, pay attention to the type of music they like and you’ll get a good idea of what kind of person they are. It turns out that there’s a good reason to ask “What kind of music do you like to listen to?”

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