In a nutshell…if sad music makes you weepy, you’re probably an empathetic person…and if it doesn’t then you have no soul and you’re dead inside…just kidding 😉
According to Research and the article in “Science Alert” those who felt moved by music described their experience as sad but also intense and enjoyable. These individuals were found to be “empathetic” or more sensitive to how others feel.
“It has previously been known that people experience paradoxical pleasure when engaging with tragic art, but this seems to be more pronounced in those who have a heightened ability to engage with other people’s emotions.”
They say these finding could help affect music therapy and rehabilitation clinics. The power of music…it can be pretty intense and is a wonderful thing!!