Have you ever wondered what kind of music psychopaths listen to? If so, congrats! You are probably a psychopath.
But Professor Pascal Wallisch and Nicole Leal of NYU were curious to see if there is any correlation between certain musical genres and psychopathy, a personality disorder characterized by manipulativeness and a lack of empathy.
To find out, the two conducted a study to see if psychopaths tend to gravitate toward certain musical genres or styles. The results might surprise you (especially if you watch a lot of movies about psycho killers. Why are those dudes always listening to classical music?).
According to The Washington Post, the researchers gave a questionnaire to more than 190 NYU psychology students that rated their level of psychopathy. Then the students listened to a songs from a wide range of songs, from classical to recent Billboard 100 hits, and rated them on a seven-point scale.
The songs with the highest correlation to psychopathy are as follows:
Eminem’s 'Lose Yourself'
Blackstreet’s 'No Diggity'
Justin Bieber’s 'What Do You Mean'
Yep. Some psychos are totally Beliebers. Admit it, you had a feeling all along.
The songs people with psychopathic traits were most adverse to were:
Wallisch and Leal say they are still looking into the correlation between the top songs to see if they relate to those who exhibit psychopathic behavior, but they haven't found a pattern yet.
But, okay, let's be real here. Who doesn't love the song 'No Diggity'?