What Getting Chills From Music Says About Your Personality

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Does a great song give you the chills? If so, you're part of the population that experiences something called frisson, or what some researchers call a "skin orgasm." Approximately two-thirds of people get this sensation, usually from especially stirring music. According to research published in the journal Psychology of Music, the ability to experience frisson may mean you're a more emotional and open person. In the study, results from a personality test showed that participants who experienced frisson showed a higher "openness to experience," extremely active imaginations, an appreciation for beauty and nature. They were also especially introspective.

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