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Research Reveals The Song Most Liked By Psychopaths
Apparently your taste in music reveals a LOT about your personality, according to research. Some songs can actually reveal if you’re a psychopath.
According to this fresh study, the song that is mostly liked by psychopaths is No Diggity by Blackstreet’s ft. Dre.
In UK, researchers conducted a study of over 3 million participants. What they concluded is that people who scored highly on psychopath tests were most likely to favor rap music and heavy metal. The recent psychopathic people favored classical music and jazz.
However, another researchers from NY University decided to dig into this by looking at specific set of songs.
When the research was finished after studying 200 people and 260 songs, people who scored highly on the psychopathic test were in favor of 2 songs: No Diggity ft. Dr. Dre, Queen Pen and Lose Yourself by Eminem.
On the contrary, people who scored at the least psychopathic were showed to favor my Sharona by The Knacks and Titanium by Sia.
The goal of the research was clear: a new way to identify psychopaths. After all that the world has been through (latest Las Vegas shooting) it would be best to find as many ways to identify people that might be triggered by trivial things to make them cause chaos and major damage to humanity.
However, one song is not going to be enough to determine whether or not some human being is a psychopath; further testing is a must.
Lead researcher Pascal Wallisch said:
“The beauty of this idea is you can use it as a screening test without consent, cooperation of maybe even the knowledge of the people involved. The ethics of this are very hairy, but so is having a psychopath as a boss, and so is having a psychopath in any position of power.” He added, “You don’t want to have these people in positions where they can cause a lot of harm.”
According to the sources of this study, if you’re fan of Sia or The Knacks, you can sing the songs out loud… the CIA won’t bother to track you down through your Iphone! But if you prefer those particular songs by Eminem or Dre, keep the volume down… just a simple advice!
Source of inspiration: David Wolfe
Image source: American Psycho