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What does music mean to you?

Music is a way of expression and also represents us. For example if you feel sad you post some music in a story on instagram. I don’t need to show or speak what I feel but music can speak it for me. (Mitch and Nan)

Music give me a playlist to flirt with a guy and shower (Liew)

Music is an art and creativity because it uses a lot of imagination, ideas, and uniqueness. Not everyone can write music and it can help healing people. Just imagine living in a world that doesn’t have any color of life, it would be boring. (Fairy)

Music can remind you of situations that you have passed before sometimes. It can bring back old memories and make you think about different situations in life.(AJ.Sasha)

Music is everything for me. It is my life, my career, my lover, and many more. I would die if this world doesn’t have music. Music just make me express who I am and how creativity I am. It it not just you listen to something but It gives me a whole new world.

MUSIC IS THE WAY OF LIFE. It has some power to express emotions, give us a good mood, and bring people together. But did you know that music has something to do with personality too? It can reflect your personality by just showing what music you like to listen to. The connection between music and personality is a very interesting topic that has gained attention from the researchers in the past years. Also, this is a fascinating topic because understanding how our music preferences can reflect your personality which have a significant implication for our self-awareness, relationships, or even mental health. In this blog post, we will go dig deep and explore together about how music and personality link together. So, ARE YOU READY FOR IT? 

Connection between music and personality 

Are you ready to discover the enchanting connection between music and personality? It’s not just a coincidence that we have our favorite songs and artists, as research shows that our music preferences are related to our unique personalities. We’ll explore how music can be used to predict and analyze personality traits, and how this relationship has been supported by various studies. From introverts to extroverts, and from rock fans to jazz enthusiasts, your music taste may reveal more about your personality than you realize. Let’s delve into the fascinating world of music and personality. 

Music with emotion

Have you ever been curious when you listen to some song and it makes you cry or some beat that brings up your soul? Music has a powerful impact on our emotions and mood, and it can be used to regulate and manage our feelings. When we listen to music, our brain releases chemicals such as dopamine and oxytocin, which can make us feel happy, calm, or even nostalgic. We’ll explore how music affects our emotions and mood, and how it can be used as a tool to regulate our feelings.

From what I have researched, I have found that music can have a direct impact on our emotions and mood. For example, a study conducted by the University of Missouri found that listening to upbeat music can improve our moods and increase our levels of happiness. Another study from the University of Michigan found that listening to sad music can help us regulate our emotions by allowing us to experience and process our feelings in a safe and controlled way.

People use music in different ways to regulate their emotions. Some use music to boost their energy and motivation, while others use it to calm down and relax. For instance, a study published in the Journal of Positive Psychology found that listening to music with a high tempo can increase our levels of arousal and energy, while listening to music with a slower tempo can reduce stress and promote relaxation. So, the relationship between music and emotions/mood is complex and multifaceted. Whether we use music to enhance our moods or regulate our emotions, it’s clear that music has a powerful impact on our mental wellbeing.

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Music influences our lives 

Music can shape your identity and everything. From the clothes we wear to the way we talk, music can play a significant role in how we express and construct our identities. But how does this work, exactly?

Music can be a powerful tool for identity formation. For example, teenagers use music to express their sense of self and to communicate their identity to others or people use music to reinforce their social identity, such as their nationality, ethnicity, or gender.

But it’s not just about social identity – music can also be used to construct personal identity. When we listen to music that resonates with us on a deeper level, it can help us define who we are and what we stand for. For instance, a study published in Psychology of Music found that people who listened to music that reflected their personal values and beliefs had higher levels of self-esteem and life satisfaction.

Whether you’re a  rocker or a jazz fan, the music you listen to can play a significant role in shaping who you are. It’s a funny thing, but think about it – the right tune can make you feel like you belong somewhere, or like you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be. 

Music with health 

Music can also be a form of therapy to help you with mental health. Music therapy is a real thing, and it’s been shown to be effective in treating mental health disorders. By using music to connect with emotions and facilitate communication, music therapy can help improve mood, reduce stress, and even alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Music therapy can take many forms, from playing instruments to singing to simply listening to music. It’s used in clinical practice to help patients with a wide range of mental health issues, from PTSD to autism to addiction. And the best part? It’s not just effective – it’s fun, too!

But be careful, sometimes music can make you depressed too. By listening to some songs, you might feel depressed with the sad music but some music can also make you happy so choose wisely to listen to some songs to match your mood. Otherwise, you might get a real depression.

So, music can give you a good health but also bad at the sometimes so if you feeling down and want to feel better, music that make you dance might help you but if you really want to feel the emotion of yourself sad song with good mood isn’t not that bad

Music with creativity 

When it comes to musical education, there are many different paths that one can take. Some students may choose to study classical music, with its strict rules and emphasis on technical proficiency, while others may opt for jazz, which encourages improvisation and creativity. While both styles have their merits, there is a growing body of research suggesting that students who study jazz may develop a greater degree of creativity than those who study classical music.

The reason for this may lie in the fundamental differences between the two styles. Classical music is typically performed as written, with strict adherence to the composer’s instructions regarding tempo, dynamics, and other musical elements. In contrast, jazz music often involves improvisation, with musicians spontaneously creating new melodies, rhythms, and harmonies in response to the music being played.

Of course, this is not to say that classical music is devoid of creativity. On the contrary, many classical composers were renowned for their innovative approaches to music, and there are countless examples of classical works that are both technically proficient and creatively inspired. However, the emphasis on technical mastery in classical music may leave less room for experimentation and improvisation, which could limit students’ opportunities to develop their creative skills.

Fun fact, From what I have been researching, my friend who studied in classical music got less creativity but more logic than people who studied in jazz because classical music teaches more that you have to read a music sheet and be a perfectionist while jazz is to play whatever you want to play and explore your creativity.

The choice between studying classical or jazz music will depend on a variety of factors, including personal preference, career aspirations, and individual learning styles. However, for students who are particularly interested in developing their creative skills, jazz music may offer a unique and valuable opportunity to explore new musical ideas and push the boundaries of what is possible in music.

Finally, from what I have written all of the above shows that music impacts us a lot in many ways, not only craving your personality but also showing you who you really are. Music is everything for me. Just imagine how they use the sound of other things mixed together and blend it like a smoothie but cooler. Not only that but if you want to try to learn or understand more about some people, why don’t you try to ask what type of song or artist that they like, not only you got to talk with people with the interesting topic but also know what type of music craves they personality and maybe you will get to know more about them.

GOOD TIPS

My special tips for using music to put us in a good mood for the day. Try to listen to some refreshing music while you wake up everyday and comment below how your life has changed.