Hate Chewing Sounds? Call Yourself Creative, Then Just Deal
If you hate the sound of someone eating, you could have misophonia. It's an aversion to certain sounds and it could mean you're a creative genius.By Grant Suneson | October 25, 2015
If you've ever been annoyed by someone loudly chewing, slurping or smacking their lips during a meal, you're not alone. And it may be more than just an annoyance.
It could be a diagnosable condition called misophonia. Literally translated, it means "hatred of sound." But it's really just heightened sensitivity to certain noises, and almost 20% of the population could have some degree of it.
If you think you might suffer from misophonia, it could be because you're too creative. Researchers at Northwestern University determined that being unable to block out extra noise could be a sign of creative genius.