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originally posted by: rom12345
There are definitely those, including myself who are sensitive to unpleasant sounds.
My caution is that there are an equal amount who use the irritation as a form of tyranny.
It's not something one should loose friends over. Although I'm not sure living with people that irritate you on visceral level can last.
To treat your condition, force yourself to lay down next to the dog dish as the hungry larger dog eats and drinks. Now that makes noisy eaters sound good. It would work better than any psychiatrist would work, unless of course if the psychiatrist was a dog.
originally posted by: Blue Shift
You mean there are people out there who are actually NOT grossed out by people who never learned to chew quietly with their mouths closed like civilized human beings?
These must be the same folks aren't bothered by people conducting a symphony of farts and groans in a public restroom without courtesy flushes.
And what's with all the breathing? Shut up, people! SHUT UUUUUUP!
originally posted by: rickymouse
What the heck is a courtesy flush, is that like the self flush toilets that flush when you lean forward to wipe your butt and spray your A$$?
You are better off going into the bathroom to fart than fart in the dining area where everyone is eating.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: rom12345
There is research to suggest that people who are in the gifted range of IQ can have sensory hypersensitivities which may be where this comes from.
I do top out in the gifted range, and I have some sensory hyper-excitabilities. I was the kid who could not wear certain textures or stand to have tags in my clothing, for example. I have a hyperactive imagination. I was also a very physically active kid, and that can be another sensory excitability. My mother gave up on grooming me and just gave me short haircuts until I was old enough to comb and brush my own hair because I couldn't stand to have my hair pulled on at all -- it hurt my scalp, and I'm still hypersensitive to touch to this day. And that's likely where my problem with fingernails and cardboard, both sound and feel, come from.
For some kids, it's debilitating.