Yes. It’s a pretty strong title, but I will further explain. I was raised to NEVER chew with my mouth open or “smack” while eating. If I chose to do so then I would either get lectured from my mom or be popped on the head. So normally I only did it to really annoy the crap out of my mother.😁
As I got older, I also found this sound to be very annoying and I soon found that I couldn’t stand to be in movie theaters; hearing people eating or crinkling their bag during the quiet parts of the movie. I also found that folks clicking their pens, taping their nails, or constantly sniffling was extremely irritating during meetings.
Thankfully with the use of the internet, I was able to self diagnose myself with MISPHONIA. Essentially it’s when certain sounds trigger a negative emotion. In my case…. just annoyance.
People who have misophonia are most commonly angered by specific sounds, such as slurping, throat-clearing, nail-clipping, chewing, drinking, tooth-brushing, breathing, sniffing, talking, sneezing, yawning, walking, gum-chewing or popping, laughing, snoring, swallowing, gulping, typing, coughing, humming, whistling, singing, certain consonants, or repetitive sounds.
I would say quite a few of those sounds discussed actually affect me (My poor husband). Now do I come out swinging or cussing when faced with those annoyances.. NO of course not.
Mainly, I do as it is discussed on the Wikipedia site and try to add other sounds to the environment. For example.. playing music in my office, having the TV on as background noise, turning the radio up, or praying for the movie to get louder!!
Anyone else get annoyed by small sounds or repetitive foot movements or fidgeting?
– Mommy H.
(Probably worlds worst fidget-er)