The Relationship between Music Preferences and Personality Traits


  • Ziyu Liu



Emotional stability; musical expression; emotional range; emotional sensitivity; personality traits.


There is a certain relationship between music genres and personality traits. Generally speaking, individuals who enjoy classical music may be more open-minded and creative, while those who prefer pop music might be more extroverted and sociable. Fans of heavy metal music may lean towards adventurous tendencies, whereas individuals who enjoy jazz music might be more emotionally stable. However, these trends are not absolute, as individual differences and factors such as culture, education, and experiences can also influence the relationship between music preferences and personality traits. It's worth noting that this relationship may change over time and with experiences. Music preferences are closely related to an individual's mental health and emotional processing. Studies suggest that choosing particular genres of music enables individuals to more effectively manage stress, regulate emotions, and potentially alleviate symptoms associated with anxiety and depression. This relationship between music and mental health further emphasizes the importance of in-depth research into the connection between music preferences and personality traits.


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How to Cite

Liu, Z. (2024). The Relationship between Music Preferences and Personality Traits. Journal of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, 34, 6-11.