MUSIC SEEKING: 39
EMOTION EVOCATION: 42
MOOD REGULATION: 27
MUSIC REWARD: 31
Does this mean my relationship with music is of a different nature than other people's?
I don't think there are enough questions to draw conclusions from.
And the questions are emotional/social biased:
This one: "I like to listen to music that contains emotion"
I answered disagree, because I tend to avoid music with high emotional content. I have realised my music taste is very different to my ENFP sister's, for example. She likes fragile female voices and high-pitched, emotion-laden singer-songwriter stuff. I don't like emotional voices, I get that icky feeling - the same icky feeling you get when watching the sort of movies where the producers shove emotions and values down your throat rather than letting you make up your own mind on the matter.
I tend to go for more "sterile" music. Modern jazz composition, older and modern classical, metal, electronica, experimental stuff...harder music. I don't feel comfortable with music that projects some sort of fragility. I cannot explain this very well though. I detest ballads, for example. And musicals. All that theatrical bounciness, ugh.
Although, I do enjoy the occasional input of more emotive music; some classical pieces have me reduced to tears...not that I really
enjoy that part of it that much though...and
is one example of more emotive music that I appreciate. His talent is significant, so it does not matter that it is emotional, because his translation seems so completely authentic.
Still, music is such a big interest of mine - there must be a different appeal that music has other than emotional/social/comfort/rhythm-biased? I don't like the way the referenced music study was biased towards these factors so much.
Perhaps it is a sub-conscious search for structure and patterns that interests me more than the overall effect?
I think I have a very high appreciation for music - but I listen for different reasons.