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Offline christine_catastrophe

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Piano Personality Research Project
« on: February 13, 2012, 03:13:12 AM »
Hello! This is my first post on this forum. I've always wanted a connection with other pianists, and I'm happy I found this place. :DD

For my research project for my class, my topic is how playing piano reflects one's personality.
I'm doing a variety of surveys for that. SO.. my question to you.

On a scale 1 to 10 (1 being extremely antisocial, shy, introvert, loner…10 being very very outgoing, sociable, people-person)

how outgoing are you? how long have you been playing piano?
do you consider yourself a follower or leader?



thanks for you participation!! this will really help me!

Offline j_menz

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Re: Piano Personality Research Project
«Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012, 01:11:19 AM »
On a scale 1 to 10 (1 being extremely antisocial, shy, introvert, loner…10 being very very outgoing, sociable, people-person)how outgoing are you? 5

How long have you been playing piano? Not nearly long enough.

Do you consider yourself a follower or leader? No, neither.
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Re: Piano Personality Research Project
«Reply #2 on: February 16, 2012, 02:01:40 AM »
On a scale 1 to 10 (1 being extremely antisocial, shy, introvert, loner…10 being very very outgoing, sociable, people-person)

how outgoing are you?




Somewhere in the middle, so I guess a 5. These labels are tough - antisocial, no; shy, yes; introvert, yes; outgoing, sometimes. I was shy when younger, but it was not an indication of a lesser desire to be around people. It was just a fear of some social situations. As I've gotten over much of that, I've become more outgoing and less afraid to put myself out there. I've always loved being around people.

how long have you been playing piano?

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Since I was 6, so 25 years. I am not a professional but wanted to be. Still do, but for now I enjoy being an amateur and teaching a small number of students from my home.

do you consider yourself a follower or leader?

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I am both, depending on which of my "roles" in life you're asking about. I don't find it easy to be a follower and, because of my introvertedness, I like to do my own thing. If I am part of a group, I prefer to lead. Currently, I hold a leadership position in my community, overseeing various activities and service projects. I'm learning every day how to better communicate with people, but I've found that I'm quite comfortable with leading and like to organize people. I am also a mom, and that definitely is a job where I have to be a leader!


Once, I used the Piano Street search function to look up threads on personality types and found that many, many users here had the same personality profile as me. It's an interesting topic to research, because often people with the same hobby or profession will have similar profiles. Good luck with your project! :)

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Re: Piano Personality Research Project
«Reply #3 on: February 16, 2012, 08:31:58 AM »
How outgoing are you? In your scale, 2, perhaps sometimes 3. :)

How long have you been playing piano?
About seven years, though I did not like practising for about two first years. ;)

do you consider yourself a follower or leader? EDIT: Uh-oh, I misread the question. :) More a leader than follower, though mainly the leader of my self. ;)

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Re: Piano Personality Research Project
«Reply #4 on: February 16, 2012, 08:47:47 AM »
7 or 8
almost 2 years
leader
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Re: Piano Personality Research Project
«Reply #5 on: February 16, 2012, 09:53:12 AM »

Quite an Introvert, but not shy: INTP on the Meyer-Briggs scale (which I assume you're familiar with if you're working on personality types).

I played for 7 years, took a break for 40, now playing again for 2.

Neither a follower nor a leader--I'm a lone wolf! Or a lone something, anyway. Maybe a pekinese?


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Re: Piano Personality Research Project
«Reply #6 on: February 20, 2012, 03:31:19 AM »
I would be about a 6 or 7.
I have be playing the piano for about 11 years.
I consider myself more of a leader, but if asked 5 years ago, I would have said a follower.

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Re: Piano Personality Research Project
«Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012, 12:52:06 AM »

On a scale 1 to 10 (1 being extremely antisocial, shy, introvert, loner…10 being very very outgoing, sociable, people-person)

how outgoing are you? how long have you been playing piano?
do you consider yourself a follower or leader?



thanks for you participation!! this will really help me!
Perhaps somewhere around 3, in general -- although with the a few people, more like 8.  Very few people.  I'm not outgoing at all.  I've been playing piano or organ (retired choir master/organist) for about 65 years now.  In general, a follower -- except in music, where I deeply respect those many folks who are more knowledgeable and experienced than I, and I always research and study the interpretations of others, but if I'm playing or conducting something and I've decided what I want my interpretation to be, it's my way or the highway!
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Re: Piano Personality Research Project
«Reply #8 on: March 01, 2012, 01:07:10 AM »
Too variable to give meaningful answers. Sometimes one thing, sometimes the other for both questions. It depends very much on the underlying circumstances and people.
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Re: Piano Personality Research Project
«Reply #9 on: March 01, 2012, 05:43:32 AM »
my topic is how playing piano reflects one's personality.
I'm doing a variety of surveys for that.
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It's good that you're doing other surveys, because users of Piano Street may be more alike than other pianists because of our tendency to indulge in online forums. Not all piano players will have that in common. Well, at least I don't think so. Just something to think about.

Another thing I've been thinking about since posting in this thread is that a lot can be learned about a person's personality by the WAY they play the piano. Even just the small sample I have of my students. I talk to them and learn much about their social lives and interests, but just observing how they approach their music tells me a lot. I find it interesting. It would be boring if they all played the same way.

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Re: Piano Personality Research Project
«Reply #10 on: March 06, 2012, 03:35:11 AM »
It's good that you're doing other surveys, because users of Piano Street may be more alike than other pianists because of our tendency to indulge in online forums. Not all piano players will have that in common. Well, at least I don't think so. Just something to think about.

Another thing I've been thinking about since posting in this thread is that a lot can be learned about a person's personality by the WAY they play the piano. Even just the small sample I have of my students. I talk to them and learn much about their social lives and interests, but just observing how they approach their music tells me a lot. I find it interesting. It would be boring if they all played the same way.

This may sound a tad bit strange, but that's so true!  You can also tell if someone was stricty potty trained or not.  If you play around all sloppily, then your parents were lay back about getting you potty trained.  Conversely, if you play really conservatively, then your parents were strict about you getting potty trained.  Seriously, it's true!
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Re: Piano Personality Research Project
«Reply #11 on: March 10, 2012, 10:37:38 PM »
I'd say probably 7 or 8.

I've played piano for 7 years.

It really depends on the situation...if I know what I'm doing, I'm a leader but if I don't then I am a follower.  :)
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Re: Piano Personality Research Project
«Reply #12 on: March 15, 2012, 05:24:50 PM »
Like a year in a half I've been playing.

 I wouldn't be a follower or a leader.
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Re: Piano Personality Research Project
«Reply #13 on: March 30, 2012, 01:29:34 PM »
1.) Maybe 3
2.) One year,then stopped for 7 years. I only started again last year. So that's two years.
3.) Follower.  ;D

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Re: Piano Personality Research Project
«Reply #14 on: March 31, 2012, 06:25:25 PM »
1.  Maybe 4
2.  2 1/2 years
3.  Both leader and follower.  It depends on the situation.

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Re: Piano Personality Research Project
«Reply #15 on: December 25, 2012, 08:02:29 PM »
It's a bit late now, but your project sounds interesting, so I'll answer the questions. I like looking into my personality.

1. 2 or so, INTP/INTJ on Myers-Briggs (I'm sort of in between)

2. Since I was 10, so 20 years. I played the violin from age 5 though.

3. I am not really a leader, but I do not really follow either. See the description of my personality type.
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Re: Piano Personality Research Project
«Reply #16 on: December 26, 2012, 02:17:02 AM »
On a scale 1 to 10 (1 being extremely antisocial, shy, introvert, loner…10 being very very outgoing, sociable, people-person): I give myself an 8


how outgoing are you? Aside from my engineering graduate studies and research, you'll find me out with friends in a Washington DC club possibly drunk

how long have you been playing piano? Almost 13 years, but only did it become a serious hobby in the last 4 years (making up for all those unfocused years lol)

do you consider yourself a follower or leader?II'm a leader under circumstance. Like for engineering projects, I'm usually chosen group leader. But if you're talking leadership politically, not so much.