Monday, March 26, 2007

Music And You

If your music does say something about you, chances are the verdict changes over time. The music you liked as kid or a teen is not likely to be what you enjoy as an adult unless it is of sentimental value.

Social psychologists (two of them, at least) have jumped head first into the waters of music research, learning that our music says a lot about who we are, and that we can make pretty accurate judgments about what people are like based solely on the music they like.

Should that be true all it would take to understand someone would be to have them share their iPod playlist or find out where they tend to gravitate on musicovery. Sounds overly simplistic but it is usually hard for people with completely different tastes in music to find much common ground in any other area.

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