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LIP SMACKING. That drives me up the wall. I have a teacher who does it constantly, and every time he does it I feel all my muscles tense up and my breathing constrict. Depending on the day, my triggers can mildly irritate me or send me into a rage. I usually end up muttering to myself, rolling my eyes, or even hitting my head on the table/desk in front of me.
Shushing is another big one, though my reaction to it isn’t as extreme. Also, depending on my stress level, door slamming and any particularly loud or high-pitched noise can be a trigger. Certain speech patterns annoy me, too, like the constant repetition of a certain word or phrase in someone’s speech, especially when it is used incorrectly.
Additionally, it can be distressing to me when people slur the letter “s” or pronounce consonants a certain way, especially when they do it constantly.
I have anxiety, and I’m curious to see if others with misophonia have anxiety or OCD and whether they might be linked.