Personality tests have always determined if an individual is Type A or Type B and thought to guide the individual towards the appropriate profession, but recent reports of innovative personality tests being used to determine what type of ringtones should be used for an individual mobile phone, definitely is a revelation of sorts. With the ringtone rage catching up with mobile phone users today, there is a strong need to personalize the ringtones to reflect the style and personality of the user. And the easy accessibility to sound editing softwares and techniques at practically no cost only enhances the scope for personalization.

Yes, ringtones have become a vital fashion statement and lifestyle indicator. It's no longer just the phone manufacturer, model number, and physical features of the phone that does the trick. The ringtone has become an indispensable part of the package that is a minority expression of the user's taste and personality. From Scooby Do Where Are You ?, The Simpsons, and Sesame Street to teen stuff like Dawson's Creek, Bond, and Beverley Hills. The rhythm waves are unfathomable. And the drawing together of cultures globally only lends itself to this burgeoning industry. Bollywood with its wide reach has become a popular theme for mobile phone rintones. Film ringtones have become a part of the film's pre-release promotions. So the next time you will know a film buff when you 'hear' one.

Ringtones divulge the user's persona, set the mood, and become instrumental in distinguishing the user from the crowd. They can also be used to determine the relationship with the caller. Assign a funny name ringtone for your best mate, something more pleasing for your partner, and a warning tone for your boss! Using cost - free, easily available audio recording softwares, enthusiasts can record their own voices in a variety of pitches to reflect their attitude and also address the caller in a tone of voice and manner which may be a characteristic trait of the way in which the caller is usually addressed by the user. Because these name ringtones include the name of the caller they can then be assigned to the appropriate contact in the address book. This takes personalization beyond just accessorizing the phone, and changing its casing and wallpaper to replicating it to futuristic gadgets with artificial intelligence akin to that in science fiction movies. Now that is a personality revelation in itself!

Dedicated ringtone websites offer a free personality quiz which helps users to determine which of the free ringtones available on their website matches their personality. And well, if you can not find one matching your personality, then you simply go ahead and compose one using the free sound editing software on several websites. For music lovers and those with a keen 'ear' for mixes, websites have software that allow for mixing of tracks and render special effects to the desired ringtone clip. Having done that, an individual has just become an accomplished ringtone DJ. A mixed ringtone speaks, or rather plays, volumes about an individual's interests.

Ringtones have truly become the most innovative way of self expression, with scores of websites dedicated to this industry. One can find ringtones for festive seasons, or sound clips of famous characters, or even just random clutter - breaking noises. The possibility is endless. Websites have also started categorizing their ringtones into top preferences similar to 'Top Ten' playlists and this makes it easier for users to constantly keep changing their ringtones to suit their mood or occasion. Ringtones effectively speak the language of the user, and therefore ringtones in linguistic languages ​​are available for those who are more closely rooted to their culture and mother tongue.

So go ahead and ditch that 'tring tring' for something more flamboyant.