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Want to Know Yourself? Let Your Playlist Reveal it For You


Are you familiar with the phrase, “Tell me your favorite song, and I will tell you who you are.”? A lot of people have songs that will always make them happy and motivated. Some people would even take it as the one who soothes their soul.

In a study, entitled: Musical Preferences are Linked to Cognitive Styles, based on the data they gathered, “it shows that musical preferences and personality are linked, yet little is known about other influences on preferences such as cognitive styles”.

At the end of their study, the researchers concluded that if they will employ empathizing-systemizing theory, they may be able to identify the ways that cognitive brain types can differentiate musical preferences. Here are the ways on how a song has the capacity to reveal something you.

Tells something about your emotions

Music can tell what the things you are going through are. If you want to feel motivated, maybe you will listen to songs that will lift you up. Listening to music is good therapy for our body and soul. When you are feeling homesick, there is one thing that could help you overcome it. Playing the songs that you always hear at home. That is how magical music was.


Whenever you are sad, happy, angry, and anxious, there will always be a song that speaks to you. A person’s favorite song can tell something about them since it will not be their favorite if it does not have any meaning for them.

Helps you in expressing yourself

If you have something that could not be expressed by words, a song can help you understand that. One song can bring back everything, and one song can make you forget everything. For example, your parent will always sing you a particular song when you are still a baby. If your friend knows that song and you are listening to it, your friend will perceive that you miss your parents.

Gives you the chance to heal

You’ve broken up with your partner and you are the type of person who is not expressive enough. There are a lot of ways to release you anger and sadness and one of them is listening to music. A study says that if you will listen to sad songs, it will help you to have a more positive thought.


Researchers at Durham University and the University of Jyväskylä, Finland found that “sad music is also associated with a set of emotions that give comfort to the listener, and where memories and associations play a strong part of making the experience pleasant.”

Connects you to your personality

A study conducted by Dr. Adrian North in 2010, entitled: Individual Differences in Musical Taste, he surveyed 36,518 people living in more than 60 countries. North asked about their personality and preference for 104 musical styles.

In his interview with Psych Central, he stated, “People do actually define themselves through music and relate to other people through it, but we haven’t known in detail how music is connected to identity. We have always suspected a link between music taste and personality. This is the first time that we’ve been able to look at it in real detail. No one has ever done this on this scale before.”


What you are listening to can say something about you in so many ways. If there is one person that I’ve always loved ever since because of her songs, it must be Maddi Jane. Her songs always lifted me up whenever I feel down. Songs that made me brave and happy at the same time. Sharing a bit of yourself is good to see if anyone feels the same as you do, too.

If there I have a top three, here are the songs that I love: Only Gets Better, Why Not, and Wake Up. Now, the question is, what are the songs on your playlist?

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