Whether you prefer sophisticated or simple music could reveal a lot about your personality.
If you like simple acoustic1 tunes2
, you are likely to be talkative and energetic, and if you're an opera lover then you're probably insightful and imaginative.
That's according to two major studies conducted by psychologists from Cambridge University that have revealed the relationship between music and personality.
In online studies, more than 20,000 participants were presented with 25 unfamiliar3
musical extracts over different genres4
The team, led by Dr Jason Rentfrow, at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge found two main trends.
This may be because people who score highly for openness like to learn new things.
preferred 'unpretentious' music categorised that were relaxing and acoustic.