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I wonder if my reaction to sniffing noises constitutes misophonia*. Basically, the sound of someone sitting there sniffling (for instance when they have a cold but no tissues) brings out approximately the same level of reaction in me as the sound of someone retching continuously does in (as I understand it) more or less everyone. Headphones & loud music are quite useful when it's a colleague sitting at the next desk :(

*Not to be confused with misophagia, which is eating tasty tasty fermented soya and rice paste.

Date: 2014-03-21 11:50 pm (UTC)
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Misophonia doesn't really officially exist, so there are no diagnostic criteria, but there is this scale ( (made by someone with misophonia, not a clinician), so if that looks familiar, particularly the middle and higher numbers, then probably yes?

Personally, I find the sound of someone retching continuously deeply unpleasant, but different in kind from as well as milder than a misophonia reaction (and sniffing is one of my big triggers). But everyone's different, and misophonia hasn't been studied very much at all.

If I had to compare misophonia to any kind of more common reaction to noise, it would be to fingernails scraping down a blackboard, but it's not quite like that either.

Date: 2014-03-22 04:59 pm (UTC)
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If I'd realised that it had that effect on you, I'd have warned you a lot more not to sit near me at conference...

Date: 2014-03-22 09:40 pm (UTC)
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I didn't know it made you go like that, I thought you were just fussy.

Date: 2014-03-22 09:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hatam_soferet
Another tool in the arsenal of How To Wind You Up, great!


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