The iPod Personality Test

Self confessed ‘thirty something geek’ Riayn, isn’t quite convinced by the Sydney Morning Herald article, You show me your iPod, I’ll show you mine.

It claims that your iPod playlist tells others a lot about the kind of person you really are. I thought it just said a lot about your musical taste.

Riayn’s post The iPod – a window into the soul? questions the notion that your musical tastes define you and give an indication of the sort of person you should be dating.

So, what do you think your musical taste tells others about you?

I’ve just looked at the last ten songs that my iPod Mini played on shuffle. What do you think it says about me?

1. I Get Along Without You Very Well – Diana Krall
2. Only the Good Die Young – Billy Joel
3. What’s Happened to You – The Call
4. Easy On Your Own – Australian Crawl
5. Narrow Daylight – Diana Krall
6. Drive-In Saturday – David Bowie
7. I Don’t Care About the Past – The Senators
8. The Language of Life – Everything But The Girl
9. In The Echo Chamber – Hoodoo Gurus
10. Frozen River – Everything But The Girl

If you’ve got a music player that you can set to play randomly you might like to let me know your last ten songs.

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

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  • Thanks for the link Rodney. I found the article in SMH really interesting. Whilst I do believe that someone’s musical tastes can tell you something about them, I don’t think it is the be all and end all of someone’s personality and certainly not something you would use to determine if you should have a relationship with them. Perhaps we should be looking at the iPod playlist as simply an icebreaker containing some common ground to talk and bound over.
    BTW, some great music on your playlist.

  • My first time reading your blog and I smiled when I read this post, given the post I just finished writing. Based on your list, you’ve experienced at least 10 different moods!

    I think most people’s music collections is more a reflection how their musical taste has changed, and probably keeps changing. And I’d hate to use my collection as any kind of dating tool!

  • Hmmm, its hard for me to say what your list says about you since I don’t know too many of those songs/artists! But I see David Bowie on there so you must be somewhat cool and Diana Krall means you must be mellow. So I guess you are a cool mellow guy 🙂

    My last ten songs: I’m too lazy to type them all!

  • Thanks for your comments.

    Riayn, I really enjoyed your post. Thanks for a great topic for my own post.

    tNb, isn’t it amazing how music can both reflect and create a mood? Enjoyed your post.

    A cool, mellow guy? Thanks Barbara. 🙂

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