For as long as I could remember, I’ve always HATED listening to the sound of people chew. Especially with their mouth open.
Honestly, I would much rather listen to nails doing figure 8’s on a chalkboard than sit next to someone eating like this. For the longest time, I thought that it was just me. I thought I was the only one who felt so much desperation when people made noises like this.. so much so that I wanted to do ANYTHING in my power to make it stop. There are times when it gets so bad that I have to walk out of the room.
My sister is the one who first told me about the condition known as Misophonia(which literally means the hatred of sound). I don’t hate all sounds though. What I have is known as selective sound sensitivity syndrome or 4S. There are varying degrees of the disorder. I read a case about a young girl that could not be in the same room as her mother because she couldn’t deal with the sound of her mother’s breathing. It got so bad that she would become physically violent in order to get the noise to stop. Thankfully, mine is not that bad. I may want to attack you like a rabid animal. Instead, I will either cover my ears discreetly or just remove myself from your presence entirely until you finish your meal.