Are you one of those who get annoyed easily by little sounds like ‘chewing or breathing’? Then you need to know more about your irritation.
Fortunately, you are a special type of person. According to a study from Northwestern University, people who easily notice and get annoyed with this particular sound have a more imaginative brain.
This condition is known as Misophonia, and it means that you have more sensitivity to certain types of noises. Researchers have found that people with this condition score better on tests that evaluate creativity.
So next time you’re eating with someone else, try to notice if you happen to be annoyed by those sounds. If so, feel lucky! As only 20% of the population has this level of sensitivity.