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March 4, 2019 at 10:56 am #1009710
Allergic to SoundKeymaster
What do you find easy that others struggle with or find difficult?
What fields, subject areas or niches do you thrive in?
If your best friend, employer or teacher was to describe the one thing that you’re really good at, what would they say?
This can cover anything: from ways of looking at the world… to how you interact with people… see the bigger picture… focus on tasks… to really detailed stuff.
When we discuss misophonia we usually only focus on one aspect: the triggers and the negative emotions that can come with them, but those heightened senses and neurological pathways are doing a lot more than that and that’s what the focus is on here.March 8, 2019 at 3:30 pm #1009974
To deal with the little sounds that drive me crazy, I sometimes try to mindfully move into the sound. What I mean by this is that if my fan is making the whosh, whosh sound I despise, I try to feel that sound, mindfully, and use it to whosh, whosh me to sleep. It works most of the time.March 22, 2019 at 9:46 am #1010008
Banter. I’m quite good at making light hearted jokes with people in the office. I never go too far (try not too). Interacting with people who most people don’t bother with. These are people who aren’t necessarily ignored, but people find difficult to find something to talk about with.
People say I have Superpower hearing as I’m the only one who can hear clicking or a phone ringing from the other side of the office.April 6, 2019 at 2:41 am #1010056
I work in a very small office, and most of my coworkers will have little snacks at their desks. I used to wear earbuds and listen to music or an audio-book to drown out those sounds of eating that we all love so much! New office rule… NO MORE EARBUDS! Oh no! Now what? I’ve made a game of it. I try to figure out what my coworkers are eating by the sounds coming from their faces. 95% of the time I’m correct! Chips have a higher pitch… carrots sound like smashing granite… bananas (mush mush mush). I only have trouble when food is combined. I don’t know that my superpower will ever accomplish anything, but who knows? Maybe someday.April 19, 2019 at 10:59 pm #1010081
I have some unusual qualities (and flaws) but i’d say my superpower is my accurate hearing.
I can often know if an electronic device is on (and where) from a weird sound many of them make. I can sometimes know if a mechanical advice has a problem from a slight change in the noise it usually makes. I’m usually the guy that tells you that *your* phone is ringing, even if it’s on vibrate, in the pocket of your coat, across the room, during a party. I was once asked to help detect the source of a gas leak, under the pavement.
Amazing, you may say? Every day i wish i were deaf, or at least “normal”.
This is my first post here, by the way, so hello everyone. Pleased to meet you.June 28, 2019 at 3:19 pm #1010353
Is anyone else’s misophonia more triggered when paired with the visual of someone chewing and smacking? It makes me feel like I need to punch something!!!