On this thread, I hear a lot about emotion vs. intelligence in one way or another. I would like to discuss something that I feel has been
neglected a little when discussing that argument, which is individual emotional
and personality traits.Because we are all so different in a way, we each have a different response to emotional situations, especially in music. What is passionate to one person is boring to another. What one person finds funny another person finds offensive. because we all react differently to things when I hear comments like "this piece was emotionally flat" or "this piece is sooo emotional" I wonder, what is emotional to you? This prompts me to ask the following;
How would you describe your personality; emotional, complacent, cynical, negative, optimistic, ect?
What are some of your emotional triggers?
What life experiences have you had that might explain your emotional triggers?
How do you think your emotional personality effects what music you listen to and how you write music?
What emotions do you seek in music, yours and others?