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MBTI and Music preference?

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I'm doing a psych experiment at school and I just need to know if there are any case studies or reports about the four temperaments and their taste in music? I was thinking -

NT - Classical, Jazz, Oldies etc

NF - Soul, RnB, Opera etc

SP - Rock, Pop, Rap, Hip Hop etc

SJ - Rock, Metal? idk etc

Can you guys help me out?

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NT here.

Metal (especially technical varieties), Rock, Classical.

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NT here

Hip-hop, R&B, Classical, Rock, Soul, Pop

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NT, anything except horribly sad music, and anything with loud grating screaming in it. Tend to end up listening to more modern music, and electronic music.

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I'm NT, I have a relatively broad taste in music. Rock, Metal, Ska, Swing, Country, Classical, Jazz, Indie, Alternative rock, Traditional Irish, Folk music, Bluegrass, Videogame music, Soundtracks, choir music, Parody, Comedy, Nu Metal, Trock, and bits of pop, electronic, and punk.

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I'm an NT and I generally find that I like any kind of music that is "catchy", has a good beat, and "speaks to me" (e.g. reflects what I feel or think). Never liked what I would call "lyrics centered music" such as country or rap.

I do like metal, death metal, dubstep, epica, trailer music, and music that I grew up with (because it makes me nostalgia)

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Alternative (especially from the 90s), classic, rock...pretty much certain songs from any genre except for country, gospel, and grindcore. I can't stand those.

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SJ - I have a wide range of musical taste, it has to move me in some way, be interesting, and creative. What I generally do not like- Commercial country, heavy metal, pop, hardcore rap. Good luck on your experiment.

Edited by peaceinwar

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NT here.

For listening/enjoyment purposes only I tend to gravitate towards music that is complex/has elements in it that I can analyze and make me think. I also like music that is "grand".

I prefer Progressive Rock/Metal and Romantic Classical Music

Between the buried and me

Dream Theatre

Mastodon

Protest the Hero

Liszt

Debussy

Rachmaninoff

Muse

Radiohead

Jason Mraz (huh?)

Music I tend to avoid:

Bubblegum pop (unless I'm out at the clubs/parties just having fun)

Hip Hop without melody or lyrical depth

Country

Easy Listening

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About everything except commercial RnB crap. Most of the time it's metal though. I like it's complexity and passion.

I was thinking -

NT - Classical, Jazz, Oldies etc

NF - Soul, RnB, Opera etc

SP - Rock, Pop, Rap, Hip Hop etc

SJ - Rock, Metal? idk etc

Why?

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NT

Tastes run the gamut but primarily...

- Melodic Punk (think slower punk of the 70's, 80's as opposed to Hardcore)

- Punk inspired Hard Rock (think some of the Grunge movement, Riot Grrrl movement, or mid 90's bands like The Offspring)

- Melodic Metal (Fan of Symphonic Metal, Industrial, and bands like Metallica who wrote complex songs that were still memorable and riff-tastic)

Dislike

- Country. Just not hard enough for me most of the time and I have trouble relating to the lyrics.

- Hip Hop. Not a fan of people who can't play instruments. Also too vocal & bass focused.

- Screamcore/Various growly Metal. You can do a growl? Yay. Now try singing.

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I'm doing a psych experiment at school and I just need to know if there are any case studies or reports about the four temperaments and their taste in music? I was thinking -

NT - Classical, Jazz, Oldies etc

NF - Soul, RnB, Opera etc

SP - Rock, Pop, Rap, Hip Hop etc

SJ - Rock, Metal? idk etc

Can you guys help me out?

I would say SJs are probably drawn to some classical (not the experimental ones in the 20th century) and country, as well as pop, gospel, rock (again, not the experimental variety). I like metal myself, though not nearly as much as Classical.

NT here.

For listening/enjoyment purposes only I tend to gravitate towards music that is complex/has elements in it that I can analyze and make me think. I also like music that is "grand".

I prefer Progressive Rock/Metal and Romantic Classical Music

Between the buried and me

Dream Theatre

Mastodon

Protest the Hero

Liszt

Debussy

Rachmaninoff

Muse

Radiohead

Jason Mraz (huh?)

Music I tend to avoid:

Bubblegum pop (unless I'm out at the clubs/parties just having fun)

Hip Hop without melody or lyrical depth

Country

Easy Listening

Hello, twin. My favorite bands are Symphony X and Dream Theater (right now). As for composers: Beethoven, Mahler, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Wagner, Bach. The dominance of German-Russians is not accidental. Something in their culture really clicks with me.

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I'm an NT. I do like oldies, but not so much classical and Jazz. I also listen to country, but I'm from Texas so maybe that's more nurture than nature. ;)

I don't listen to music that doesn't have good lyrics. I mostly ignore the actual nuances of the music and only focus on what's being said. I think that's why country appeals to me. I'd say I'm generally attracted to the overall musical theme, but I'm not the sort of person who can listen to a song and pick out each instrument.

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I'm not a big fan of Country, especially the pop sort of Country, but I'll listen to anything if it's well done, and especially if it has more to it than the same damned chord progression IV, V, I.

I usually prefer something on the dissonant side. Unusual metres or polyrhythms don't hurt, but that's a bit hard to come by.

If you're looking for correlations between types and music, I don't expect you're going to find all that much beyond a tendency for introverts to prefer more dissonance.

There does seem to be more than a few prog metal fans here though. It may be a statistical anomaly though.

---------- Post added 05-04-2012 at 12:13 PM ----------

Thanks, Kisai. I passed them along to our son, so they'll be showing up on the family playlist.

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I'm not a big fan of Country, especially the pop sort of Country, but I'll listen to anything if it's well done, and especially if it has more to it than the same damned chord progression IV, V, I.

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I usually prefer something on the dissonant side. Unusual metres or polyrhythms don't hurt, but that's a bit hard to come by.

If you're looking for correlations between types and music, I don't expect you're going to find all that much beyond a tendency for introverts to prefer more dissonance.

I like inventive music. While composers like Rachmaninoff and Chopin create many beautiful pieces, they're not very adventurous. To be truly inventive is to take unusual elements- and make something so exquisitely beautiful and unique out of it. To me, that's the role of dissonance and unusual meters in my music taste. It's unusual and keeps your brain alive. BUT it has to really work in the piece. Too many failed experiments out there. In this aspect Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Prokofiev really shine.

There does seem to be more than a few prog metal fans here though. It may be a statistical anomaly though.

Prog metal seems to be quite an introspective genre.

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NT here. I like a wide variety of music. My top is probably indie, but I also really like light rock/acoustic type music, classic rock, and this kind of electronic indie mix (like NoMBe, Flores, and FKA twigs). I also enjoy Latin music (I like both bachata and pop Latino), rap (I love Eminem), reggae, and classic soul (like Sam Cooke and Ben E. King).

I like all types of indie music. Some of my favorites are The Neighbourhood, The 1975, and Magic Man.

As for the "light rock/acoustic type," I like artists like Passenger, John Mayer, and Chris Isaak (especially Chris Isaak).

The types of classic rock I enjoy are really '60s and '70s music. There's still plenty of good music from the '80s, but I think the '80s are highly overrated. I'm a huge Billy Joel fan, and I love the Eagles (one of the best bands of all time), and I also like the Beatles (ad overrated as they are) Bob Dylan, and Pink Floyd. I prefer to not listen to really hardcore rock like the stuff Guns n Roses and Survivor put out (it may not be as hardcore as metal, but it's still too much for me).

The reason I don't like hard I rock is because it's top chaotic to me. I am very picky with electronic, and don't really like dubstep because it can get chaotic. The type of electronic music I like gives off a really chill vibe and is something you can ultimately relax listening to.

In music, I place high importance on meaningful lyrics (which is probably why I like Bob Dylan and Chris Isaak so much). I like songs with a melody and words that allow me to think. I also enjoy well-written lyrics (which is why I like clever rappers like Eminem, Mac Miller, and Childish Gambino). If the music has no thought behind it and is just another typical song, I will not like it (which is why I don't enjoy pop - it's too empty minded).

Edited by peoplearecrazy

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NT...I think

-Alternative RnB

-some Rap

-some HipHop

-Classics

-I can do Jazz only when doing home work or something that requires me to focus.

-Japanese songs from my video games... Not sure what to classify them as but they can sound opera'ish.

-Reggae, carribean, island sounds....dance hall stuff.

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I'm doing a psych experiment at school and I just need to know if there are any case studies or reports about the four temperaments and their taste in music? I was thinking -

NT - Classical, Jazz, Oldies etc

NF - Soul, RnB, Opera etc

SP - Rock, Pop, Rap, Hip Hop etc

SJ - Rock, Metal? idk etc

Can you guys help me out?

NF, all of the above;

plus+++:

slowcore, hard core, country, Southern Rock, blue grass, Le Rai, reggae, emo, indie, techno, punk, new wave, grunge, rockabilly, folk and psychedelic

Edited by ENFPEACE

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NF, mostly indie, alternative, pop, oldies, classical, jazz, eclectic

Dislike: country, rap, metal, screamo

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Music is a big part of my life, but I cant stand death metal where you cant understand a single thing said, and the screaming hurts my ears. Other than that, I'm pretty eclectic.

My favorite is just stuff I grew up on though.

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I'm doing a psych experiment at school and I just need to know if there are any case studies or reports about the four temperaments and their taste in music? I was thinking -

NT - Classical, Jazz, Oldies etc

NF - Soul, RnB, Opera etc

SP - Rock, Pop, Rap, Hip Hop etc

SJ - Rock, Metal? idk etc

Can you guys help me out?

This NF likes classical, jazz, oldies, rock, pop, some metal, some punk, some industrial, some grunge, electronic, and much else besides.

I call it 'eclectic'. :nice:

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Heavy Metal all the way. The heavier the better. Although I listen everything, totally depends on the mood.

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Although I listen everything, totally depends on the mood.

That's a noticeable factor.

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