A person’s taste in music can reveal a surprising amount about the type of person they are, the activities they may enjoy doing and their likely values. Here in the Fat Lama research lab, we’ve been outlining a few striking (and not at all stereotypical) correlations between music taste and common personality traits.
Pop/Rock: Personality Traits
If you’re partial to a bit of Sheeran magic, you’re most likely a self-reflective person who’s known to be a touch introverted at times. Fans of acoustic music are free-spirited but aren’t always ones to shout about it. Politically, you sit on the left. Personally, you spend more time focussing on your inner thoughts than your appearance.
Money isn’t what motivates you; you’re more excited by seeking new experiences. You’re curious and you find joy in the little things in life. At the root of it, as much as you might deny it, you’re a bit of a romantic.
Dance: Personality Traits
If you’re into your dance, you’re probably used to the kind of blow-out nights which end up with you making friends with strangers in a greasy spoon halfway home from the club. You know the entire network of night bus routes like the back of your hand and you’re just as clued up on all the ways to disguise a hangover from your employer.
As much as you deny it, every September a small part of you wishes you were reliving your freshers experience. Your family think you’re a waster but you know better: you know the commitment, planning, grit and determination it takes to turn up to work on time after a night-shift. You’re energetic, upbeat and outgoing. You’re extremely social and may enjoy more physically active tasks than your indie-loving friends.
RnB: Personality Traits
If you’re a Beyonce fan, or an RnB lover more generally, you’re more likely to foster strong relationships with a few close friends than constantly seek to meet new people. Your perfect Friday night out is a Friday night in – just you, your gang, some Prosecco and Beyonce and/or Destiny’s Child on the stereo.
Even Adele was blown away by Beyonce’s last album, Lemonade – so much so that she broke her grammy award in two and handed half to Queen Bey herself. As fans will know, Beyonce’s music brings out one’s inner strength and inspires generations of fun, strong and independent people.
Rap: Personality Traits
If you like rap music, you’re probably one to take no prisoners. Your colleagues, friends and family think twice about picking a fight with you. You’ve a knack of winning arguments and your ambition drives you to want to make something of your life, in both your career and your relationships.
You value honesty, political integrity and transparency. You can be fiercely anti-establishment but not because you want to intimidate. You’re more Tarantino than Spielberg and when you’re not listening to Nicki, Rick Ross or Kendrick Lamar, your time is spent chasing adrenaline elsewhere.
Pop: Personality Traits
Pop music fans (Beliebers included) are generally upbeat, sociable people. You enjoy spontaneity (within limits), trying new things and meeting new people. You tend to have lots in common with others and find it easy to make friends. You care about how you’re perceived and tend to invest time in your appearance.
Whatever your playlist looks like, you know that music sounds best when it’s shared with others. If you fancy sharing a stage with Calvin Harris, why not hire DJ equipment and test out your mixing skills? DJ equipment hire is a great way to liven up your next house party. Practice enough, and your name could be on a festival bill or two by next summer.
If you’re more on the pop-rock end of the spectrum, why not give musical instrument hire a go and form the band you always said you would? Instrument hire is perfect if you and your friends want to kick it like Bruno and film your own version of The Lazy Song! From guitar hire to amp rental, Fat Lama has something for the whole band. If you think you might have some untapped songwriting genius, guitar rental is a great first step to stardom.
If you’d rather leave the songwriting to the professionals, then Fat Lama’s music equipment hire is also just a great way to make sure your party kicks like Glasto – and without the £200 ticket price. DJ equipment rental gives you cheap access to industry standard speakers, which will showcase your carefully crafted party playlist to all of your party guests.