Only if they’re excessive or obnoxious with it. I’ve known some people who are always sharply inhaling while they’re gulping down food open-mouthed. Or chewing loudly, like horses. My mom’s way of eating always used to piss me off, but I think that had more to do with hating her in general.
My husband is insanely picky about people eating, and I’m not a loud or noisy eater. He’s been glowering at me across the table, and I give the, “If you expect me to stop breathing, you better stop first,” look. So, in general, people who have this pet peeve usually annoy me. It almost never seems to be, “I hate people who smack loudly!” it’s, “If you eat near me, I will DESTROY you.”
@GrannyPantiesRock: I was around that age too when I first noticed it. My best friend at the time would chomp on her gum and I would FREAK out on her lol. It just kind of spiraled out of control from there.
@jny1179: I think I saw a special on Discovery Health about misophonia and I was like THAT’S ME! Haha. It does help a little knowing there’s a reason behind it, and not just because I’m crazy obsessive over eating noises.
@FoxyBride14: One of my favorite movies is “White Squall”, but I never watch it anymore, because Jeff Bridges has this horrible habit of sucking in his breath and then smacking right before he talks. Drives me bananasssss.
@FoxyBride14: Omg thank you for this thread. I thought I was alone haha. I know many people get annoyed with it but I feel I N F U R I A T E D when I’m around it!
I am a very happy, patient and kind person but when I hear lip smacking and swooshing I go NUTS. Literally have to walk away or I’ll hurt someone lol I just don’t understand how people were never taught basic table manners!
@whitums: Yep, right there with you. I always try to sit in the back at movie theaters so at least I can see when someone puts popcorn in and expect the terrible sound (like, why do people SHOVE a whole handful in their mouth instead of putting pieces in like a normal person?) And I have read that article before, and it totally describes me. I used to “defensively eat” popcorn in the theater, but then I became allergic to corn and it really made it difficult… But I do “defensively eat” other things. Like if I’m at a party with chips, I always hold some so if someone is annoying, I can eat at the same time. I don’t like the sound of my chewing either, but it’s not quite as bad. Gosh, I’m crazy…
It’s funny (or not) reading through this thread and seeing how people try to describe the emotion… because you really can’t unless you’re speaking to someone who experiences it. Just a quick glance and i see INSANE, HORRIBLE, THE WORST, I N F U R I A T E D, CRINGE, DESTROY, HATE, and lots of !!!!!. I’m such a skeptic about stuff like this, and if I wouldn’t suffer from it myself, I would brush this off as a “disorder” people invent to make excuses for bad behavior.
This guy made a video that sums it up pretty good.. Also, anyone else find it worse when you’re triggered from behind (snicker)?
@Jess1483: I don’t defensively eat, but I guess you can say I defensively sniff when someone is doing that around me. It’s a version echolalia and is part of the package. And you’re not crazy.. but there is something wrong with you, and me, and everyone else who has this. I have to remind myself that I am the one with the problem, and not the sniffer, chewer, or breather who is bothering me. It’s so awful having a condition that truely makes you despise people for something as stupid as making noise when they eat. 🙁
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