Speech Prosody 2008
This paper describes two experiments that were carried out to determine the relationships between speaking style (so-called `tone-of-voice') and perceived speaker characteristics such as age and personality. We found that listeners can consistently distinguish different tones of voice from one speaker and that they showed a high degree of consistency in associating these tones with different speaker personality characteristics.
Bibliographic reference. Mokhtari, Akiko / Campbell, Nick (2008): "Speaking style variation and speaker personality", In SP-2008, 601-604.