Words Words Words
I always go for the ballads; it's a tie as to whether the lyrics or the melody catch my attention first, but I will listen to a piece ad nauseum until I know every single word. In learning a song, I tend to be very sure of the words, then perfect the tune later.
I sing. I can pick out melodies by ear on nearly any instrument I pick up, but guitars and their ilk confuse the hell out of me; they are counterintuitive. (violin, keyboards, concertina, any wind instrument...no problem)
I work in museums and libararies, and I am a voracious reader. I'm predominately right-handed (taught myself to be ambi when an injury put my right hand out of commmission for a year). INTJ and proud of it.