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    Une Femme est une femme paperoceans's Avatar
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    Default MBTI type and fans of indie music

    I have always assumed that a large portion of indie admirers are either INT or INF—INF being the larger population.

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    This is probably because Indie music gives off an independent vibe, separate from the regulations of the norm. Most INs display this mentality in one form or another, supported by their dominant introverted functions.

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    I think music tastes are pretty variable among types and you couldn't really peg someone's type based on their music tastes, nor peg someone's musical tastes based on their type, but I agree there is probably correlation.

    I love indie music and I'm an INFP. However I'm not exactly "indie" in the lifestyle or hipster sense of the word. The people I know like that are seemingly as often Es as they are Is. I also know many INs that don't have any particular care for or love of indie.
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    I don't think it has anything to do with type, really. I have friends ranging from NTs to SJs who like indie music.

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    Indie music is a pretty vague term, but categorizing music with words is awfully difficult. "Indie" kind of just seems like the new word for "alternative" or "college rock". It pretty much includes sub-genres of rock and pop that aren't on the radio or are just below the mainstream radar, and of course, bands that are on or started on an indie label.

    But yeah, I notice that intuitives are drawn to lesser known music (if not necessarily obscure - I wouldn't call my taste obscure at all). Many of them are ENXX though. Few of my intuitive friends like much top 40 music actually. I know sensors who like a lot of indie too, but there's less of a trend in their taste, although I find SP's taste more eclectic and unexpected, which is cool.
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    I think you're probably right, but I don't care for most indie music, myself.
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    I like some indie music but I wouldn't say I'm a fan or "in love" with the genre. Actually, I don't like any one genre, I just listen to what attracts my ear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hands Mechanical View Post
    I think music tastes are pretty variable among types and you couldn't really peg someone's type based on their music tastes, nor peg someone's musical tastes based on their type, but I agree there is probably correlation.

    I love indie music and I'm an INFP. However I'm not exactly "indie" in the lifestyle or hipster sense of the word. The people I know like that are seemingly as often Es as they are Is. I also know many INs that don't have any particular care for or love of indie.
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    I'd definitely call myself a fan of indie music, and I'm currently going by ENTx.
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    I despise the term indie, but a lot of the musicians I like have independent labels. They are not the same. I Immediately think of an art college kid with thick rimmed glasses and tight pants and a superiority complex when someone says they prefer indie music.

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