User Tag List

View Poll Results: Do you enjoy background music when working/concentrating?

Voters
40. You may not vote on this poll
  • I, yes

    19 47.50%
  • I, no

    9 22.50%
  • E, yes

    7 17.50%
  • E, no

    3 7.50%
  • N, yes

    20 50.00%
  • N, no

    9 22.50%
  • S, yes

    5 12.50%
  • S, no

    3 7.50%
  • T, yes

    16 40.00%
  • T, no

    8 20.00%
  • F, yes

    9 22.50%
  • F, no

    4 10.00%
  • J, yes

    4 10.00%
  • J, no

    5 12.50%
  • P, yes

    19 47.50%
  • P, no

    7 17.50%
Multiple Choice Poll.
12 Last

Results 1 to 10 of 16

  1. #1
    Intriguing.... Quinlan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    MBTI
    ISFP
    Enneagram
    9w1
    Socionics
    Booo
    Posts
    3,005

    Default Type and background noise

    Do you like to have music playing in the background when you're working/concentrating, or do you prefer silence?

    Does your preference differ between work/study and when do hobbies?

    If you like background music, what kinds do you like for different activities?
    Act your age not your enneagram number.

    Quinlan's Creations

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    MBTI
    INxJ
    Posts
    3,917

    Default

    Silence

  3. #3
    Senior Member Nonsensical's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    MBTI
    ENFP
    Enneagram
    4
    Posts
    4,010

    Default

    When I'm truly concentrating. As in writing, reading, etc etc. If I am doing homework sheets or math assignments, then I ALWAYS have music on.
    Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?

  4. #4
    RETIRED CzeCze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    MBTI
    GONE
    Posts
    9,051

    Default

    I like either total silence or white noise. Listening to music with lyrics in a foreign language (white noise! lol) at a soft volume is good, or street noise. I like some cafes for that reason, enough activity and sounds to blend into 'white noise'.

    Basically, it has to be total silence or the noise has to come together in a way to = silence. Basically, the environment fades into the background and is not a distraction.

    I am used to working from home and having the TV on is the worst time waster. Will make a simple 15 minute project drag out to almost an hour. Really hard to concentrate.

    BTW, the whole 'multi-tasking' concept is a myth - in that your brain is NOT wired for it. You can juggled things and do several things in a sub par way or you can do 1 in a 'perfect' or very good way.
    “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.” ― Oscar Wilde

    "I'm outtie 5000" ― Romulux

    Johari/Nohari

  5. #5
    Emerging Tallulah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    MBTI
    INTP
    Posts
    6,028

    Default

    Sometimes I like music or tv in the background, sometimes I like silence. Music or tv I don't like, though, will distract me, and I can't tune it out. It has to be something I chose or don't mind.
    Something Witty

  6. #6
    Senior Member The Outsider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    MBTI
    intp
    Enneagram
    5w4 sx
    Posts
    2,424

    Default

    It probably hinders my ability to concentrate, but I listen to music most of the time. It is quite easy for me to tune out the music and all the noise though.

    So I guess it would be easier to just turn off the music to begin with, but I don't really care. It is always preferred to and used to block out other erratic external noise though. For that, familiar music is preferred, as it won't catch my attention that much.

    Now, if I understand OneWithSoul's post correctly, which by my judgment seems to be missing one word, I agree. I'll rather have silence with things that truly require concentration, while with homework and etc., I just don't care.

    I voted 'no', to mix up the results a little.

  7. #7
    Senior Member NewEra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    MBTI
    I
    Posts
    3,104

    Default

    Yes, I like listening to music when doing work. Keeps me working for longer periods.

  8. #8
    Member Lithium Onyx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    MBTI
    INTP
    Enneagram
    5w6
    Socionics
    LII
    Posts
    64

    Default

    I listen to music when doing schoolwork or a hobby, but when I am trying to concentrate I prefer almost if not total silence.

    I voted yes for I, N, T and P, however, because I usually do - even if it distracts me a little. In some cases, and depending on what I am listening to, it actually keeps me more focused.
    I 79.65%
    N 67.34%
    T 80.53%
    P 75.76%

    5w6 sp/so/sx

  9. #9
    PEST that STEPs on PETS stellar renegade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    MBTI
    ESTP
    Posts
    1,446

    Default

    I pretty much always have to be listening to music if I'm alone and/or have to concentrate on something.

    I variate depending on what kind of music I'm feeling at the time, not depending on the activity, except that I prefer faster, more upbeat music when I'm needing to get alot done at work.

    And that I usually listen to more upbeat music unless I'm going to sleep, at which point I'll listen to calmer stuff.

    I can't go to sleep without music, either.
    -stellar renegade
    coo-oo-ooool this madness down,
    stop it right on tiiiiime!


    Badass Promoter ESTPs:
    [sigpic][/sigpic]

  10. #10
    Habitual Fi LineStepper JocktheMotie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    8,193

    Default

    Music or white noise if anything I'm doing has an element of tedium to it; work, mindless math homework, reading general parts of books. However, when it comes to things that I use all of my mind for, like reading for pleasure, or to understand new concepts, intense periods of essay writing, I enjoy the sound of silence.



Similar Threads

  1. Type and Handwriting
    By Ivy in forum The Bonfire
    Replies: 591
    Last Post: 10-13-2017, 02:49 AM
  2. Thinking types and their emotions.
    By Athenian200 in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 12-26-2014, 02:06 PM
  3. Personality Types and Music
    By SuperServal in forum Arts & Entertainment
    Replies: 102
    Last Post: 10-15-2012, 06:37 PM
  4. Types and Revenge
    By Natrushka in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 64
    Last Post: 08-20-2010, 06:52 AM
  5. Is there a correlation between type and military enlistment?
    By Cindyrella in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 07-20-2007, 10:04 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO