There’s a study from the psychology department at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland. They studied the personalities of 36,000 music fans and came up with some interesting profiles. And before I get into this, I’m just the messenger, so don’t get mad at me.
If you’re into indie music, you are very creative BUT you have low self-esteem, aren’t very hard-working and tend not to be kind nor generous. Reggae fans, meanwhile, have very high self-esteem, work hard and are very kind and generous. Keep in mind that all of these 36,000 music fans were in the UK, so your mileage–and self-esteem-–may vary.
[Source: Independent 5 Sept 2008. “Classical to Rap: Music Loves have much more in common than you would think.”]