Misophonia: Noises that Annoy You

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Constantly annoyed by noises? There's a name for that: misophonia.  It's a neurological disorder that causes people to cringe at certain sounds.  The Unextreme shares all the sounds that annoy her, from clicking pens to dishes clinking together. As she so succinctly explains in regards to misophonia: "We don’t hate every noise. But the ones we do hate, we don’t take lightly." I love the post because it's great to have a word to describe that feeling of annoyance that swells in your chest as someone repeatedly makes the same noise next to you.

Tapping your fingers with or without noise also is extremely annoying to me. Women who cross their legs and continuously pump the leg that is on top will be blocked ASAP from my sight. And then we get to chewing. There is only one right way to eat when you are around me: as quiet as a mouse. Otherwise, we will have to eat in separate rooms. As my husband. Oh, my poor husband.

Please read The Unextreme's whole post and tell us what sound annoys you.


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Melissa writes Stirrup Queens and Lost and Found. Her novel about blogging is Life from Scratch.


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