A Study Found Music Really Can Unite People Around the World

 A study found music really can unite us.  People with similar personality traits tend to enjoy the same types of music no matter what country they live in.

A new study at Cambridge found good music really can unite us. They looked at how musical taste is linked to the “big five” personality traits.  Here are a few more examples they gave for people with each of those traits . . .

No matter where they live, extraverts are more likely to enjoy pop songs like “Shivers” by Ed Sheeran.

People with more neurotic traits are more likely to enjoy the Nirvana song “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.  (“Neuroticism” includes things like being irritable, anxious, and moody.)

Agreeable people will tend to enjoy the song “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.  And also the song “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye.

And no matter what country you’re in, people who are open to trying new things are more likely than others to enjoy “Space Oddity” by David Bowie.