Do specific noises bother you?
Do noises such as someone snapping gum, chewing, the clicking of the keyboards, humming, repetitive sounds bother you?
Hi and to answer your question-yes those little noises in the background, unlike the soothing sounds of white noise and the oceans do indeed annoy me. Snapping gum, tapping of the shoes, humming etc... However probably all of us are guilty in participating in these noisy habits during at least one time in our lives. I tend to think that people who do these things on a constant basis are a bit stressed out. And in turn have habits such as these to let go of the bottled up stress that they have inside of them. That is my theory anyhow.
Un-necessary use of car-horn, like stupid burglar alarms that go on forever. Cell-phones; that people dangle around like they were born with them. I suppose I would add talking on phone, in inappropriate places, too.
Noise levels in general have increased in society.
In London U.K in fifties. it was expected to be quiet through curfew hours. As a child I was told to do something quiet, no playing; on Good Friday's. Remembrance day, too. Nobody was the worst for it. You would hear the gentle clack of a push type lawn mower and the clack of garden shears. Through the summer. Now living here the sound of motor-bikes,snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles. It's annoying to hear them on the trail.
Today, people fire up those machines; lawn-mowers, with tons of noise. Leaf blowers heard 2 blocks away and idiots gunning engines at the 4-way stop. One might reason? That it is the personality types with the largest demographic; that set the tone for society.
I suppose having raised children, mine and others, you learn to ignore many noises. Not completely ignore them, just recognize them for what they are and not get worked up by them.
The noises that do bother me are finger nails down a black board, those type of noises. Send chills all over.
When I am upset, severely distressed that is, any noise is a bother. Especially when it has to do with my time to be responsible. My dogs barking for instance.
An interesting question. Can I ask what prompted it?
Noises can bother me. Loud talking in a train carriage annoys me when I just want to sit back and relax or read. I don't like a high volume of sound such as a TV or radio turned up too loud. I find noises such as drumming of fingers or kicking of feet against something like a cupboard or chair irritating, especially if I'm trying to concentrate. I don't like loud noises such as fireworks or loud music. There's plenty of noise that I don't like.
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