Is misophonia real?

I can't be in the same room as my family when they eat because I bothers me to hear them eating and breathing. I don't think I have autism or anything else. I have to leave the room if someone starts chewing or playing with their nose because I'll verbally lash out if I stay there. Can't enjoy going to the theater because the sound of popcorn being crunched makes me squirm. Don't let the dog sleep in my room because the sound of him squelching his balls in his mouth makes me want to strangle him. Misophonia sounds like something tumblr would've made up but I don't know how else to explain my feelings. When I was in basic training me and this other guy used to gently smother people who snored with pillows or flip them over because otherwise we would go for multiple days without sleeping.

Gunfire, explosvies, fighter jet flyovers, vehicle engines, shouting absolutely do not bother me but I become irrationally angry when it comes to chewing.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You're just an butthole.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I won't deny that

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    people who weren’t taught to chew with their mouths closed are fricking disgusting

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nah m8 it's real, I have the same thing. People eating cereal, chewing with mouths open, someone eating crunchy shit in a quiet room all drive me utterly insane. It's not rational, not reasonable, and youre making the right decision just leaving if possible, nothing else you can really do. Find a woman that can tolerate adjusting how she eats to accommodate you and life will be good, you'll rarely notice this stuff after.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why do you suppose it happens? Why do people develop it?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I genuinely do not know, but have it regardless. My dad used to eat cereal with his mouth open after id asked him not to do that just to piss me off, and clang the spoon on the bowl with every bite purposefully. Once I nearly failed a final because the guy next to me decided that that would be the perfect time for a meal of cheerios from a foil bag. It sucks to have. I can't imagine any scenario where having misphonia is advantageous.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >I can't imagine any scenario where having misphonia is advantageous.
          I've heard some people say that it triggers a fear response in your caveman brain. Chewing sounds could indicate the presence of a preditor

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        idk, i think its what happens when a country has too much wealth and people have too much space. in poor places, people are cramped together and eat together shoulder to shoulder. In rich places, people can go off somewhere and enjoy the meal alone and fart, and burp, and chew loud and all that freely and comfortably. Im not a big fan of seeing people eat too, but i don't think i have a disorder or anything.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The chinese students eating on campus make the worst open-mouth chewing sounds with tongue and lip smacking and everything. Absolutely repugnant shit.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It’s absolutely real. It’s fricking ruining my life. I work in an office and the people around me are constantly eating so I have to wear earbuds or earplugs so I don’t go insane from hearing them chew. This makes me look like an unsocial butthole when in reality I’m trying to keep my sanity.

    I can’t eat dinner with my family because I’ll lose my mind.
    Apparently it’s closely related to Asperger’s which I don’t doubt at all.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You must train your family to accommodate you anon, its your family after all. Teach them to eat with their mouths closed, you should be able to enjoy your mealtimes with your family. If the sounds of silverware bother you a lot consider getting lacquerware instead.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        They don’t give a shit, they think I’m just making it up. Recently my dad asked if I’d “outgrown” it, and my mom scoffed when I explained it’s an actual psychological condition and not something I’m just making up to be a homosexual.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Ah, I see it's your parents. Yeah nothing you can do about that, if they want to purposefully be buttholes you're doing all you can by just leaving. Guarantee they'll b***h and moan about how you never eat with them at some point, then pull the exact same shit mocking you and doing the same things that annoy you whenever you give them a chance, my condolences anon I know the frustration.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You either live with pigs or are an insufferable b***h. Chewing sound is truly awful and disgusting.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can't eat around animals or disabled people. I'm not equating the two but both just put me off my food. I don't know what it is but I am autistic so that probably isn't far from the mark. I feel really bad about the disabled people bit but I can't help the way it makes me feel

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Someone posted this gif earlier today and it had me seething. Not only is he eating with his mouth open but he looks so fricking smug. Like he's chewing the cud like that so wienerily in the same way Vince McMahon walks. Frick off.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm the same kinda. I can't sleep around people either. It's called being sensitive, not gayophonia. The part where you weren't even trying to sleep and you still get mad at someone for breaking into your soundspace is just called being a dick, but I do understand with some people. I don't care if they want to eat something or breathe, that's insane, but some people like to announce their presence with some light rambling when they pass by and that pisses me off.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can only tolerate it if I’m also eating. I cany handle it when people start to chew next to me. Or even worse, when I’m on the phone with someone and they are just carelessly munching I always instantly hangup. Inversely I feel also very uncomfortable eating in front of someone. It all just feels very rude. Why dont people have any manners when it comes to food

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Whoa. You are literally me

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah I try to understand this one because if in a group it’s between “no problem” and “tolerable” depending on the individuals. If it’s a group of silent eating Id rather eat in the driveway. If there’s talking to engage the part of my brain to forget the small sounds I’m ok. But not if the room is silent or focused on one sound, ie a movie or a lecture, and someone is munching away. Visceral disgust response.

      When old ppl smack their dry mouth repeatedly like once every minute, is a new one for me.

      I’m always conscious of making my own noise coz I know how much misplaced aggression it can switch on

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why do you suppose it happens? Why do people develop it?

      Some scientists think its because of an oversensitivity of the face/mouth/throat mirror neurons causing those muscles to twitch in response to those sounds/sights
      So eating while hearing those sounds can reduce irritaiton because those muscles are already being activated by you instead of just twitching
      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9397125/
      https://www.jneurosci.org/content/41/26/5762

      I genuinely do not know, but have it regardless. My dad used to eat cereal with his mouth open after id asked him not to do that just to piss me off, and clang the spoon on the bowl with every bite purposefully. Once I nearly failed a final because the guy next to me decided that that would be the perfect time for a meal of cheerios from a foil bag. It sucks to have. I can't imagine any scenario where having misphonia is advantageous.

      Traits don't always develop because they are adaptive. Consider sickle cell anemia, which only occurs when you have two sickle cell genes. Having this anemia obviously sucks, but having either one or two sickle cell genes makes you resistant to malaria. It's obviously not adaptive to have anemia, but it is genetically tied to the genetic resistance to malaria, so the trait pops up anyway.
      Or misophonia could just be some totally thing that popped up by random chance and will eventually be bred out of the human genome.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This bugs me too, the worst is when there are two different music tracks playing at the same time like if there is background music and someone starts playing music from their phone or something, just drives me insane

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Anyone playing music on either a portable speaker or their phone loudly enough to be heard by others in a public space should be swiftly executed. If out in nature like a hike or national park they should be additionally tortured.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    > settle down for three-hour lecture
    > immediately, someone directly behind me starts sniffling
    > these aren't dry sniffs, you can viscerally hear how much snot is in this man's nose
    why do they do this? do people not know how to blow their noses?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      ever since I got covid, I have a runny nose constantly, I carry around tissues and they get completely soaked and bleed through my pockets.
      despite this I still keep sniffling all the time because the snot production continues between me putting away the used tissues and pulling out new ones...

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I feel the same way about strangers chewing but with my family it's fine.
    I think of it as cute, like the sounds my cat makes when he eats his pate.
    But sometimes a flip switches and the sounds really irritate me.
    I have autism and tourettes, so like other posters have noted, it's probably related and you got hit with a streak of the 'tism.
    I live alone now so it's not even a problem.
    And if I got a gf I don't imagine it would be a problem either because I would be making out with her.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’ve known I have misophonia for a really long time. I’ve always gotten enraged by the sounds of people eating, drinking, tapping their feet, just an infinite number of sounds. I get so annoyed by everything. Although it might just be me being very autistic and therefore overly sensitive to sounds

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Autistic sperg

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Post it

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have this too. The sound of eating and chewing, the sound of eating utensils clanking against bowls or plates, snoring or weird breathing, hell even certain songs make me angry for no reason. I have to leave the area or put on headphones. I also NEED some kind of artificial sound in a room. I cannot sleep without a fan on year round and I can't poop without turning on the bathroom fan. It really sucks

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I think it's a normal reaction to get angry when someone chews with their mouth open, they need to be told what they are doing is disgusting and wrong. I had to yell at some pajeet a few times for doing it.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    didn't know this was a thing but I definitely have it
    I get mad at girls for breathing weird in bed, get very angry if I can hear any movement at night time, can't stand people chewing or breathing audibly, foot tapping, fidgeting etc

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Damn I didn't know it had a name
    I always had that and thought it was just autism
    If I have to eat with people I eat in cafes and cafeterias because it's very noisy and I can't hear chewing
    My dad gets very angry when I refuse to talk to him while he eats (he is fat as frick btw)

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I always thought it was a joke that autism was common on IST but I guess not.

      Odds are you also probably have tism

      I think it's a normal reaction to get angry when someone chews with their mouth open, they need to be told what they are doing is disgusting and wrong. I had to yell at some pajeet a few times for doing it.

      No its irrational trust me. Someone could chew as politely as possible and it would still make me upset if I had to listen to it. It adds this base level of hostility to any interaction with people

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Its absolutely real.
    I have it and certain situations are fricking hell.
    I can stand people eating as long as they do it with their mouth closed.
    Sniffling on the other hand, holy shit that makes me want to murder.
    Also the sound of babies crying makes me want to go on a killing rampage.

    Why am I telling you this?
    Because my first child was born 2 months ago and I kept wanting to absolutely murder it which, as you can probably understand, isnt a normal reaction. I talked to a specialist and, added to my social awkwardness, turns out I've been diagnosed with autism at fricking 33 years old.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The sound of babies crying is supposed to make you softer. It actually lowers your testosterone. You're rejecting your physiological response to it for whatever reason. I do the same, intentionally, when my child cries right before my workout. Any other time I lighten up and give her love and attention. Don't let med pushers define you. You're just an butthole. Use your free will and self awareness to act accordingly.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I dont know anon, the sound of the crying doesnt make me want to care for the baby at all, but to murder it so it stops being annoying. I dont think its good. Its the most antinatural thing I could possibly think of, wanting to kill your descendants.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Are you sure it's yours?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, it has my skintone, same eye colour, same ears, same feet, and same upper face shape.
            I get what you we're trying to imply, as if those murderous instincts were some kind of reaction to unconsciously detecting the baby wasnt mine, but it is.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              No, I actually assumed that it is yours. I wanted to know if you're sure that this little person you don't care about is a miniature you. Imagine not liking yourself. You should work on that.

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    > Is misophonia real
    what do you mean "real"? it's just a word used to describe the symptoms you're experiencing. are you experencing the symptoms? the symptoms are real, what you call them doesn't matter.

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've deduced my misophonia comes from how I was raised, exactly repeating my moms trouble with the noises I made. The fricked up thing is I'm actually tolerant to most noises, even work in live music. Off note singing, beatboxing, noisecore whatever sounds doesn't disturb me one bit. Talking with your mouth open, loud chewing sounds or cutlery bangin against stuff constantly - I get mad as frick. Ive noticed my aggression to these sounds about 5 years ago and can hold back way better now

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