In the latest in scientific experiments focused on getting at the you of you, scientists are analyzing dance moves to uncover people’s personalities, reports the Telegraph. Apparently the way in which you shake your groove thing to music reveals key truths about your character.
After giving 900 people personality tests, the researchers took 60 volunteers who fit into one of the five main personality types: Extroverts, neurotics, agreeable personalities, open-minded people, and conscientious/dutiful types. Each of the volunteers then was asked to dance “spontaneously” to 30 tracks from various genres of music, including rock, techno, Latin, jazz, funk, and pop.
Each of them, predictably, turned out to showcase their own special dance style.
This whole thing reminds us of the study that came out a while back that analyzed men’s dance moves with regard to finding a mate, in which the bigger, more aggressive movements were more appealing to the ladies. Which is all intriguing! Fascinating! And…wouldn’t it be simpler and also better for the knees just to have a conversation?
No, too easy.