“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.” ~ John Rogers
The only sense I can think of in which INFJs have bad taste in music is that they might be into mostly serious intellectual stuff but also really like music with a childlike charm to it. This is of course not bad music actually, but I would jokingly call it "bad" music. I have an INFJ friend who describes his taste in music as "anything a 12 year old would listen to."
The INFJs I know like some really good music. I've seen far worse tastes.
They get excited about little bands that I consider not worth a listen, but their longer term favourites are normally quite good choices.
Freude, schöner Götterfunken Tochter aus Elysium, Wir betreten feuertrunken, Himmlische, dein Heiligtum! Deine Zauber binden wieder Was die Mode streng geteilt; Alle Menschen werden Brüder, Wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt.
In my experience, people often thank me for sharing a song or a cd with them and helping them discover new music. The other day, my ISTJ boss commented on my "general good taste in music" about the fact that I would often bring cds to work to play in the greenhouse (I work in a garden center) and that this created a pleasant, calming atmosphere in the department. My ESFJ manager added that it made the customers more relaxed.
The other day, an old man who often comes to the store said to me: "You are the girl who puts that celtic music on, aren't you? You should do it more often."
Among my favourite musicians: Mary Jane Lamond, Solas and Libera.
Music is a big part of my life, but you'll never hear me say I like something cause everybody likes it. I listen to anything that speaks to me. Anything from Jack Johnson to Korn, or Miles Davis to NIN. Particularly enjoy raw acoustic singer-songwriters with all the unique touches one has to offer that makes his/her music pure. As my mood changes, my preference is music changes. It is what it is, regardless of what others think or prefer.
I never knew that there is a certain 'taste' in music a person should acquire, seriously? isn't MBTI based on accepting differences in personalities, not making them outcasts because of their differences.
- I listen to Alter bridge and I'd like to hear you say something musically bad about them.
Musical taste is created by opinion, what naive moron says that INFJ's have bad tastes in music, there are thousands of INFJ's in the world, saying INFJ' have bad tastes in music, is like saying all black people are good at basketball.