First item: A study finds that empathic people like mellow music, and “systemizing” personalities — that is interest in understanding the rules underpinning systems — favor “intense music”.
Here’s the article about the study.
So now, when Dan asks why I listen to angry music (his term), I can say that I am interested in underpinning systems.
Dan is a psychologist, and a damn good one. Guess what kind of music he prefers.
Second item: The other night in the car, Flora was switching radio stations around. We came across Nirvana’s “Come as You Are” and I made her leave it on. You would think I was driving bamboo shoots under her nails from her reaction.
After it was over, she lost no time in finding a country music station.
Man, I hate country music.
This is, of course, the nanny’s fault. She is a country fan. So part of Flora’s rebellion will take the form of listening to country, apparently.
What do you think? Should I limit the listening of country to her room? My rule in the car is that it has to be at least mutually tolerable. Country is not mutually tolerable.
Sorry, Kim. It’s just not.
But I’m not going to forbid it. I know how that ends.
What do you do when you are with someone whose taste in music is wildly divergent from yours?