This sounds like a psychological condition that may have begun during the childhood years.
I think people should not be obnoxious asshats, especially in confined spaces, but I’m still on the fence with this. Because this is a bit unsettling to me, that, in an extreme case, someone would experience a fit of rage because of someone chewing loudly or even BREATHING loudly. That’s wild.
What are you still on the fence about? Is there something you don’t understand?
Noises happen. Whether they be intentional or not. Some will gladly try to quiet down, while others (who lean more towards the obnoxious side) won’t give two fucks. Are people suppose to quiet themselves down in order to appease those that suffer from this disorder or what? That’s what troubles me. That’s why I said I’m conflicted.
I mean that’s kind of a matter of human empathy to stop a noise that someone can easily help. If it’s something that stopping it would not effect the person making the sound in a negative way, then of course, I would expect them to stop. I understand that there’s things that bother me that people can’t help. For example, my brother’s jaw is slightly out of alignment, so he can’t help the clicking sounds he makes when he eats and I still can’t help that it effects me. In that case, I wouldn’t ask him to stop, because there’s nothing he can do about it! But if someone were to be chewing their gum with their mouth open and popping it, that’s something they can help easily and I would ask them to stop. Somebody may be enjoying popping their gum bubbles, but the sound will drive me to the point where I will be in tears or incredibly, disturbingly angry.
Okay. That’s what I said.
But not everyone is going to stop even if you ask politely. Some will think ‘WTF?!’ and look at you as if you’re crazy. That’s why I feel this is a lost cause because even if you do spread awareness about this, who’s to say people will actually make an effort to become conscious of the sounds they’re making and adjust their (adjustable) quirks? It just seems like those who suffer have to use methods, techniques, and tools to reduce the risk of an anxiety attack, in hopes it can be prevented from becoming something more.
Awareness isn’t a lost cause though, I mean yeah there’s assholes like that but there are a lot of people who just don’t know about things like this. Hell, this post alone has over 20000 notes and a lot of those people don’t have it and didn’t know about it before. I have friends who used to be open mouth chewers and after finding out about my disorder close their mouths when they eat. There’s always going to be close-minded people but awareness is all about spreading understanding to those who want to learn and changing society’s views through it. For example, years ago AIDs was thought to be a ‘gay’ disease, but through awareness (which then led to more research) society’s view and understanding of it has changed drastically. And trust me, misophonic people do have plenty of personal coping techniques, if I didn’t I would have honestly tried to off myself years ago.
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So everytime I type something wrong or use the wrong word or the wrong tempus or grammar etc. I always get paranoid that someone who has english as their native language, will read what I wrote and spot all the mistakes I made and think, “Is she stupid or something?” or “Daamn, her english is horrible, I am never going to speak to her”.
It was the coolest thing I’d ever seen. The relief on Archie’s face, he’d earned that by standing up, by doing the right thing.
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