How Dark Is Your Personality According to Your Music Preferences?

Talin Vartanian

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About This Quiz

Human beings may be connected through language, food and spirituality, but there's a piece of this puzzle that we may often forget about: music. Song lyrics, instruments and vocals have a way of bringing people together under the same sky, whether it's music festivals, clubs, bars or concerts. Like many forms of art, music is entirely subjective and there are no right or wrong preferences. However, some artists and bands have impacted the world with their poetic songwriting skills and unique vocal cords.

There are many different genres. Some of the more popular ones include hip-hop, rap, country, and, of course, rock music. In fact, you're probably familiar with legendary rock bands like The Rolling Stones, Heart, Blondie and the Beatles. Certain songs have also topped Billboard's "Hot 100 Singles," such as "Physical" by Olivia-Newton John, "Hey Jude" by the Beatles and "Every Breath You Take" by The Police. But if you're not into rock or pop music, then perhaps some "chill-out" or "ambient house" music will relax you after a rough day. Whatever your preferences, we're eager to find out more about you with this musical quiz!

It's 5:00 p.m. and you're stuck in traffic, but that's OK since you're listening to ...

Fill in the blank: You couldn't pay me $200 to listen to _________ music for an hour.

When you're studying or doing some work, do you prefer to listen to music, white noise or silence?

Which of these classic bands would you have loved to see in concert?

If you could spend an hour with one of these legendary musicians, who would you pick?

Which of these instruments would you love to learn how to play?

You've scored some free tickets to a music festival of your choice! Which of these will you pick?

Do you prefer to listen to remixes, acoustic music or original versions of songs?

Choose one of these musical video games to receive as a gift for Christmas.

If you were going to make a movie about your life, who would you hire to compose the soundtrack?

When you listen to music, do you care more about the lyrics, the instruments or the voice(s)?

Which of these song lyrics resonates with your soul the most?

You can only listen to one of these American boy bands for the rest of your life. Which one will you choose?

Let's settle this debate once and for all: Backstreet Boys or *NSYNC?

There are many movies that have great soundtracks. Which of these movies has the best soundtrack to you?

Do you typically find new music through recommendations from friends or by accident?

Imagine listening to your favorite song. What emotions are flowing through your soul?

Which of these white noise sounds helps to calm your mind after a stressful day?

You're having a rough day, which means it's time to drown your sorrows with which of these sad songs?

It's time for some upbeat pop music! Which of these pop artists gives you a burst of energy?

Let's face it, the Beatles would not be as good without which of these key members?

You're on a road trip with a friend who loves country music. Which of these artists will you listen to in order to make your friend happy?

Techno music isn't for everyone, but how do you feel about it?

Which of these female bands could you listen to for hours without feeling bored?

Let's take a quick trip to the past with one of these '90s songs. Which of these resonates with you the most?

Music has evolved quite a bit through each generation. Which generation of music is your personal favorite?

Some people love Skrillex; others love Deadmau5. Who reigns supreme to you?

Would it be more fun for you to write music or create music with instruments?

If you were getting married, which of these DJ's would you hire to play at your wedding?

Iconic songs often make a movie more memorable. Which of these songs brings forth some movie magic for you?

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