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  1. #1
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    Jan 2016

    Playlist of the Lambs: psychopaths may have distinct musical preferences

    Playlist of the Lambs: psychopaths may have distinct musical preferences

    Contrary to the movie trope epitomised by Alex in A Clockwork Orange and Hannibal Lecter in the Silence of the Lambs, psychopaths are no fonder of classical music than anyone else, though they do appear to have other musical preferences, psychologists say.

    In a study of 200 people who listened to 260 songs, those with the highest psychopath scores were among the greatest fans of the Blackstreet number one hit No Diggity, with Eminem’s Lose Yourself rated highly too.

    The story was picked up and reported by a number of other newspapers and magazines:


    I'm a Mahler fan myself.

  2. #2
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    Nov 2010
    This is a relief. I like classical music. I hadn't seen either movie, though, so I didn't know classical music was supposedly associated with psychopathy.
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  3. #3
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    Feb 2012
    Financial Times readers

    Kevin Dutton, a psychologist at Oxford, and the author of The Wisdom of Psychopaths, has been gathering data on musical tastes and other preferences for a psychopath study with Channel 4. More than three million people have responded so far, and while online surveys have serious weaknesses, the results so far suggest psychopaths favour rap music over classical and jazz. They also seem more likely to read the Financial Times than other newspapers.

    From the first link


  4. #4
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    Jan 2011
    I love No Diggity. Great song. I love Eminem as well.
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  5. #5
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    May 2005
    Anaheim, CA
    I like Eminem too and NWA, Public Enemy, etc. But im
    an avid jazz listener. I pretty much like all jazz except current vocal jazz. kazz is mostly what I listen to. And classical (romantic period and baroque) is part of my DNA though I mostly listen to it at concerts rather than CD's or the car.
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  6. #6
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    Feb 2017
    From the link also,
    Whatever their other personality traits might be, fans of The Knack’s My Sharona and Sia’s Titanium were among the least psychopathic, the study found.
    Funny because while I like NoDiggity and Lose Yourself, I think I truly may enjoy listening to Titanium and My Sharona a lot more... they're just less over-played in my area anyway.
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