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    Does anyone hate certain sounds e.g. lip smacking, chewing, throat-clearing, keyboard typing, pens clicking, sniffling, or any others?

    And by 'annoyance', I don't mean the general disdain for forks scratching plates or squeaky chalk on chalkboards. I mean the irrational panic/rage type. But if it isn't as extreme, you're more than welcome to have a say, even if it is squeaky chalk or ear-piercing cutlery.

    If anyone is interested... this kind of thing is called misophonia. It has only been recognised as a mental condition in the early 00's, and so is not as well known as depression/autism/OCD. Many people speculate it is an offshoot of one of these conditions, but sufferers are usually healthy (until a sound triggers them).

    Once this has enough responses, I'll give my story of it. I just need some reassurance of how many people have this, and how severe they have it. Thank you in advance!
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    (Original post by kamitersen)
    Does anyone hate certain sounds e.g. lip smacking, chewing, throat-clearing, keyboard typing, pens clicking, sniffling, or any others?

    And by 'annoyance', I don't mean the general disdain for forks scratching plates or squeaky chalk on chalkboards. I mean the irrational panic/rage type. But if it isn't as extreme, you're more than welcome to have a say, even if it is squeaky chalk or ear-piercing cutlery.

    If anyone is interested... this kind of thing is called misophonia. It has only been recognised as a mental condition in the early 00's, and so is not as well known as depression/autism/OCD. Many people speculate it is an offshoot of one of these conditions, but sufferers are usually healthy (until a sound triggers them).

    Once this has enough responses, I'll give my story of it. I just need some reassurance of how many people have this, and how severe they have it. Thank you in advance!
    I don't have this, but noise in general does cause me a fair bit of pain. It varies day to day what I can manage and what types- sometimes I'm alright with most things and sometimes just people talking can really hurt. Strangely I'm better with a bit of background noise (although I then can't pick individual things out) or when I'm doing something myself, like I can cope in a full band rehearsal where I'm playing better than in a room with a single person playing the piano. Sound is weird!

    Edit: I also struggle with overstimulation a lot but think this is a separate issue most of the time :dontknow:
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    The noise of one person's coughing in particular makes me really angry that I want to punch them or throw something, even though I'm not a violent person at all. Is this the kind of thing you mean?
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    I have something similar called Phonophobia.
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    (Original post by kamitersen)
    Does anyone hate certain sounds e.g. lip smacking, chewing, throat-clearing, keyboard typing, pens clicking, sniffling, or any others?

    And by 'annoyance', I don't mean the general disdain for forks scratching plates or squeaky chalk on chalkboards. I mean the irrational panic/rage type. But if it isn't as extreme, you're more than welcome to have a say, even if it is squeaky chalk or ear-piercing cutlery.

    If anyone is interested... this kind of thing is called misophonia. It has only been recognised as a mental condition in the early 00's, and so is not as well known as depression/autism/OCD. Many people speculate it is an offshoot of one of these conditions, but sufferers are usually healthy (until a sound triggers them).

    Once this has enough responses, I'll give my story of it. I just need some reassurance of how many people have this, and how severe they have it. Thank you in advance!
    Crying babies... Which is strange cause one of my favourite sounds are people laughing, but just can't stand a crying baby...
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    The noise of one person's coughing in particular makes me really angry that I want to punch them or throw something, even though I'm not a violent person at all. Is this the kind of thing you mean?
    That's exactly what I mean

    Neither am I - in fact, in everyday life I'm completely fine! But, for example, when someone coughs in 'weird way' (a way that, for some reason, doesn't sound 'normal' to me) then I literally go into fight-or-flight mode: if I can't go out of earshot of that person, then I feel an incredibly impulsive need to use force to get the sound to stop even if it involves being violent e.g. punching, throwing stuff at them. I also deal with this predicament by.. ermmm.. copying the person. But of course, if it's a stranger then I have to suck it all up until I can calm down somewhere safe.

    It's a very strange thing to have. Life goes fine, no-one can tell anything is 'wrong' with you (nor can you), until someone makes that noise. Aaaaaaaand there goes my common sense :>

    I'm glad to see that you have a similar thing too! <3
 
 
 
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