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C minor: The Tortured Genius

Paolo Pietropaolo

The key signatures of music are kind of like the signs of the zodiac. If you take all the music in a given key, you’ll discover certain characteristics — characteristics that can define your personality. That's the idea behind The Signature Series.

Are you a C minor person? To get to know C minor a little better, click on the orange play button. Follow along with the pop-up comments to find out what composition is playing.

Read about the characteristics of a classic C minor person below.


C minor: The Tortured Genius

Key characteristics: Inspired. Exacting. Philosophical.

Your biggest strength: You have an astonishing intellectual capacity.

Your potential weakness: Your emotional intelligence can sometimes be lacking.

Likes: Poetry, debating, the pursuit of knowledge.

Dislikes: Small talk, fakers, fantasy fiction.

Preferred outfit: Sweater, scarf and beret.

Animal symbol: Badger.

Zodiac sign most similar to: Virgo, Scorpio.

Classic C-minor people:

- Ludwig van Beethoven.
- Sherlock Holmes.
- Tennis star John McEnroe.
- Billy Bob Thornton.
- Walter White from Breaking Bad.
- Dr. Gregory House from House.

Which key are you?