They found that empathizers go for low energy, evocative tunes like Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley, Come Away with Me by Norah Jones, All of Me by Billie Holliday and Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen. Systemizers preferred Concerto in C by Antonio Vivaldi, Etude Opus 65 No 3 by Alexander Scriabin, God Save the Queen by The Sex Pistols and Enter the Sandman by Metallica. The difference in taste had more to do with the type of song than the genre.

So next time you’re trying to size up a first date or gain insight into a potential client or employer; start by asking ‘What kind of music do you like?’ You can test the theory by taking this quiz to see if you are an Empathizer or Systemizer.