Friday, 5 September 2008

heavy metal fans are "gentle"

A few weeks ago, give or take a month, a[n Australian?] study on the personality traits of music fans was circulating, its results supposedly revealing a correlation between musical taste and stereotypical characteristics and behaviours. For example, I seem to recall it indicating some sort of association between metal appreciation and mental disturbance.

Research reported by the CBC today suggests a slightly different correlation. Still making a link between taste and personality/identity, this study suggests (among other things) that metal fans and classical fans share traits like creativity and shyness. Intriguing...

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