Misophonia Self-Test

 

This self-test can help determine one’s level of misophonia. Please note, there is no official test for misophonia. This self-test is not presented as a diagnostic tool or as medical advice. But, this self-test does allow for comparisons to what other people with misophonia experience. 

You can skip over questions during the test, but all questions must be answered to finish the test and get a summary/score. Completed questions are displayed as green within the question overview area.

A summary and scoring results will be provided upon completion of the test.
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62 Comments

  1. Such relief that there may be hope and an escape from this fear

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    • yes true

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    • I am wondering if I have mysophobia because whenever something is repeated a lot I get really annoyed at it and shout at the person .
      I also have a problem with singing. ever since my four sisters watched frozen they got into Disney songs (only four songs) and was repeated loads. 2 of my younger siblings (that are ginger and hyper) jump around and skip and stomp a lot and that gets me stressed. also things like beeping. but if the noise is slowly introduced to me (like the boiler and fridge slowly breaking) I am used to it.

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    • Thank you for this quiz I have been doing research about this phobia for the past week and link to ocd. I have lived with perfectionism/ now diagnosed ocd and just now connected two and two with misophonia and irritation to particular sounds. So thank you!

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      • My degree of misophonia is more severe than most so I am glad I am not alone

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    • My family and friends all think I’m crazy and that I’m just looking for attention. I hate getting angry. I hate having to leave dinner tables and I hate crying in my car at parties. I hate having to ask people to eat in another room. My grandma was heartbroken when I ate outside at Christmas. It’s really uplifting to find out that lots of other people go through it too.

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  2. Glad I’m not alone. Most of my immediate family have this condition. My ultimate worst sound is someone slurping soup off their spoon. Aaargghhh.

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    • Soup or hot drink slurping is the worse. I have to ask them to let it cool before they drink it – I just cannot stand the sound of the squelching and slurping. It disgusts me beyond words.

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      • I have a co-worker that SLURPS his tea all friggen day. I have not been able to bring myself to say something yet because I feel like I’m the only one that has the problem and I feel like it’s rude and awkward to say something. Can you give some advice on the best way to address this?

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    • Hi I have had this all my life, cant stand people chewing, foot tapping, rustling trousers, a collegue of mine, used to come to work in a shell suit type of material, and swear to god, i could of killed him, I kept telling him off, for rustling and tapping his feet, poor soul 🙂 Ticking clocks, alarms, people bouncing their legs while sitting in a chair, is one of the worst, doesnt have to be just oral annoyances, anything that is in my line or peripheral vision, anything that is repetitave, makes me anxious and angry. My daughter is the same, must be in the Genes. We knew that there were others out there, but nice to meet you all 🙂

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      • I have suffered for over forty years now with noise issues such as chewing, jaw moving, slurping, gulping, swallowing, breathing loud, crunching a crisp(how ridiculous is that) tapping of finger, biting of a apple, clicking of a pen… The list goes on. Stopped going the pictures due to noise. The positive finally is that I know I’m not going mad and that I have a condition that I will now look into some research. The only bit of advice that I can pass on that has worked for me is taking the moment to breathe properly and fully, it tends to help me. I would greatly appreciate any advice or tips that anyone would care to share. Thanks xx

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    • I’m from Iran and I’m so happy to find this site , we will be cure in future ❤💪

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  3. good to know I’m not that crazy after all

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    • My sister snoring is the one that does it for me

      ARRRRGGGH

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  4. Los sonidos que me irritan,son los grifos abiertos, las goteras,los golpes reiterados de los dedos o los pies.

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    • People chewing and crunching is the worst, then nails on a keyboard.
      Aaarrgghh I just want to punch them.

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  5. It’s a relief to know others feel the way I do. Just need to try and gain back control of my life.

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  6. I have had this for years thinking that I was just impatient with people who made these noises. It explains why my Mum used to shout at me when I was eating an apple. So Mum had it without realising she had the symptoms, the problem is what can I do about it? My wife makes annoying noises every night just taking moisture face pads out of a packet. It makes me feel guilty for being annoyed at her.

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  7. This affects my every day life to the point I have to work at home to avoid the open office. I thought I was going mad until I found you fellow nutters

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    • With you there. Work is a nightmare, people loud on phones, clicking pens, tapping fingers, bangles on mouse hand clonking desk every few seconds (put it on the other hand or not clonk at all ?). And leaving the ‘di-donk’ sound on PC – why ? No-one understands at work and I am called ‘over sensitive’. No … just stop making uneccessary noise people … 🙄

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  8. thought i was alone in this.reassuring that other people are suffering too. i empathise totally with you all.

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  9. In the middle of the night when the temperature drops down with 15 degrees freezing our high rise building which was build only 10 years ago the concrete starts to expand or vise verse (I am not sure about that) and makes a terrible noise, And I can not take that and can not sleep, (if a noise is steady no problem) but if it is once in the 15 minutes it drives me batty. is this my problem Misophonia ??

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  10. Nice to know it’s not just me. There are so many noises that annoy me. The latest one is my partner clicking on the computer mouse. He just thinks I’m mental but it is seriously driving me mad!

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  11. thought there was something wrong with me. I sit opposite someone whose heavy loud breathing drives me insane. who needs the help though?

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    • LOL so true. Ugh heavy loud breathing drives me nuts too!

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  12. dogs drinking water, people typing on keyboard and the way people drink drive me insane. I feel bad for my dogs because they need water but I cannot handle it.

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    • Dogs drinking water and keyboard typing are definitely top triggers for me. I know exactly what you are talking about and feeling.

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  13. I used to think I was just crazy but I guess it’s more common than I thought. I didn’t know what it was so I googled my symptoms and found this quiz. I often an unable to fall asleep due to small noises such as rain dripping outside of a family member taking it watching tv. I still struggle with this daily, and it is a tough thing to handle. Good at least to know I’m not alone.

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  14. I HATE PEOPLE WHISPERING SO MUCH! I have flown into a rage and mimicked the sound of whispering. But my husbands chewing I can talk myself down from the fence. Dogs drinking, eating, slobbering,or licking themselves! The fan in a bathroom. I have disconnected every single fan in every bathroom everywhere I have ever lived! That stupid fan can drive me crazy to the point that I want to scream and find something to knock it down with. Bathroom fans will be the death of me! My husband and I are separated and this is one of his biggest complaints he says i am mean and rude and a bitch. Thats not it I swear, I just can’t handle the sounds and I get upset and try to avoid and I get annoyed at the person making the sound. I do get rude but I cant stop it it is like that person that is making the sound it feels like they are torturing me! For years I have tried to explain this to him and he just doesn’t understand. Maybe now I can explain it and he will finally understand. Thank you so much!

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  15. for me it is fluctuating sounds from low to high and high to low like people talking, multiple sounds sources fluctuating ex. people talking over a tv or radio. multiple sources of sound or one conversation in a mainly quite room. low uniform sound like a fridge or ac unit does not. loud noises high volumes are also no good. I guess my main problem is constant fluctuating sounds in a space that would other wise be quite. others have notice it bothers me and they can not understand it.

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  16. Im dealing with all this since long i wannA get away from this help🤕

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  17. laughung louder than is necessary, makes my head spin

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  18. For me it’s repetitive noises – the main one is if someone is clicking the top of a pen on and off. I have to confiscate it!

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  19. For me it’s two hard objects rubbing against each other, like a coin sliding on a counter, dog nails tapping on the kennel. Lately even certain textures give me the heebee geebees. I feel like I’m losing my mind.

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  20. Ads on TV, Noisy kids,women shouting woohoo, compressed audio on TV eg jingles, news speech, ads are the types off sound that piss me off

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  21. WHAT A RELIEF!!! After all these years of my husband and son calling me crazy after I would yell at them with total rage to stop sucking on their teeth or when they would whistle, or when I would look at someone desperately wishing I had Iaser vision to burn them to a crisp for chewing with their mouths open, I know now I am not alone nor am I crazy! I feel awesome!!!

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  22. Music at work, music next door, music upstairs, music in shops, music in elevators, music leaking out of headphones, music in other peoples cars, background music in documentaries or video games. And babies; any time any place. My god I’m such a grouch!
    Get me back to Planet Mongo LOL

    I found doing the questionair quite theraputic, thought my score would be higher. 32.2%

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  23. I hate people chewing and drinking noisily. I can deal with pen clicking, leg tapping and finger drumming as these are things I do to calm my anxiety, but people making excessive noises when chewing really drives me up the walls, and that ‘aaahh’ thing after someone takes a drink??? Ugh. I’m so glad I’m not the only one who feels this way

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  24. Everybody thinks I’m insane. I have it super severe. Basicially every thing bothers me, any mouth sound the worst. I want to tell everyone that noise sensitivity is a symptom of Lyme Disease. I have Lyme and being treated for it has been improving my misophonia.

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    • Airplanes, cars, generators, all engines basically.
      Lip smacking dogs and tapping/picking people. I am surprised I only got 27%. Glad I am not alone and you lot are sympathetic

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  25. The worse things for me are crisps and chewing gum. And I can’t bear getting the train home too late as there are always people eating burgers on the train after going to the pub.

    I carry round a set of earphones that I can whip out in an emergency, otherwise I have to move seats and get out of the carriage.

    People who think it’s funny and do it on purpose when I’m around makes me want to punch them. They have no idea! 🙂

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  26. The worst by far is when people talk too loudly, it makes me want to commit murder, scratch my ears off, and go hide in a corner all at once. Other things are tapping feet, the sound of walking, anything to do with a chalk board, and any sudden noise. Good to know I’m not alone and maybe I can finally get the confidence to aks people to talk a little quieter around me.

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  27. Oh wow, I just learned about this, and boy does it explain me and my interactions. I have so many triggers. It’s true you think you are going mad. I always referred to my problem as sensory overload, as it was the best way to describe it to others.

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  28. For me the worst is having to listen to a person’s voice becoming high pitched when excited or talking about something upsetting. Unfortunately, this includes my husband and best friend. I hate trying to talk when music is on or in the din of a crowded restaurant. I’m exhausted by any of the above.

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  29. For me it’s people breathing through their noses loudly. It drives me up a WALL. I share a room with my sister (I can’t move out because rent in California is crazy high) and she breathes SO LOUDLY. And I know she can’t control it but I feel like slapping her silly every time. I don’t know why I hate it so much. Also dogs licking themselves MY GOD I can’t stand it. My gf loves the sound of her dogs licking for some reason and I just wanna yell every time she does it. But I can’t because the dog is like her baby. Chewing too also messes me up. But it’s mostly the breathing and the licking that trigger me.

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  30. I just found out about this condition from doing 23andme and my results came back saying I had a higher than average chance of having Misophonia, which I’d never even heard of. So glad to learn I am not the only one. For me, I can’t stand the sound of sloppy kissing, people who don’t close their mouths before they chew (especially when eating chips/crunchy stuff), dogs drinking water (and I LOVE dogs!). For me, I think what bothers me the most about all of this is not so much the offending acts themselves, but my reactions to them. I swear, I want to punch people right in the mouth when they’re doing these things. I am not a violent person at all.

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  31. I can’t stand when someone breaths or sucks through their teeth, plays fake drums, cabinets/doors slamming,and loud jaw bone chewing. uggg…I have a coworker that does two of these annoying things almost daily. When I can’t stand it, I put in headphones. I’m really starting to grow a dislike to my coworker just for those two annoying habits.

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  32. Someone biting their fingernails where it makes a clicking noise and if they actually chew part of the nail I have to control myself and want to run out of the room. Also my dog when he waits until I sit down then slurps water for what seems like forever. Why will he only drink next to me? I feel mad but also guilty it’s torture. Haha.

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  33. I cannot believe that this condition has a name AND there are other people out there that experience the same things as me! The absolute worst sound for me is when my husband eats, his jaw makes this popping sound every time he crunches down. He chews with his mouth closed but it still sounds like a jack-hammer pulverizing rocks. I can’t excuse myself from the dinner table because we have 2 boys and eating together is important for us but every single night I want reach over and strangle my husband! This has ruined our sex life because I can stay agitated for hours then I feel bad about that but haven’t been able to explain it until now. I still haven’t explained any of this to him because I’m sure he’ll think I’m crazy.

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  34. Mine has gotten worse after having a right temporal lobe resection surgery to stop me from having seizures.

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    • Loud music at work, loud music In other people’s cars, people who have a tv and a radio going at the same time, lip smacking, potato chip crunchers, chewing with mouth open, slurping soup, crunching almonds, coffee stirring spoon in the glass tapping, fucking loud music at work, repetitive hammering, off tune whistlers,
      Constant coughing or hacking,
      Picking, tap dripping, car doors slamming, Diesel engines running outside… loud music at work.
      Nobody else seems to notice, while I’m doing everything in my power to remove myself from these situations.
      Help.

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  35. CHEWING SLURPING SIPPING LICKING I CANT COPE

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  36. Man, it makes me cry to know that I’m not alone. I don’t feel like my family believes me when I say that I have a problem. They see me as “irritated” at the people who’re making the noise, and it’s really not.

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  37. Thank goodness for this website! Chewing, crunching food and slamming cabinets and doors drive me crazy. I can’t even go to the movies because hearing popcorn or candy being eaten makes me lose it. I hope further research is conducted to find why certain people suffer from this and a way to cure it. It’s incredibly frustrating to know getting angry over these things is illogical, but you have absolutely no control.

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  38. Glad it’s not just me and it has a name! Some eating noises make me want to die and/or kill. The strange thing is, if that person was to make the same noise deliberately to attempt to annoy me, it wouldn’t effect me in the slightest. Can’t explain!

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  39. I’ve had now for 50 years. It is literally impossible to have it worse then me.

    If I were to describe to you good people the feelings that I get I truly believe that the FBI would be knocking on my door within the next hour and I’m not even close kidding!!

    If anyone ever wants to discuss it with me I’m at othatdave@gmail.com

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  40. So glad I finally found a group that can help me. I’m the only one in my family who has this. For me, it’s chewing, foot tapping, leg bouncing, pen tapping, and (I hope I’m making sense here) people whose voices carry a distinct, almost ‘whistle-like’ sound when they pronounce “s”. The last one is the worst one for me, because I can’t do anything about it. As long as the person (whether face-to-face, in the background, in a crowded and noisy restaurant, or even on TV and in songs) speaks, I have to deal with it. People can’t change their voices, and commenting on it makes me feel like I’m being irritating and hurtful. I hope I can get help soon, because it seems to be getting worse.

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  41. Ever since I was 14, the sound of people chewing annoys me to no end. When I can hear the food and saliva swishing around a person’s mouth is the worst. A person chewing, then proceeds to talk and smack their lips to talk (my mom). My daughter got that from her. I can not be around people who chew gum, or have to open their mouth to breath while chewing. I have to get up and walk away, or else I let me agitation show through my expression without any control. I am so sorry to my family that this is an actual thing and not just a pet peeve.

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  42. Answering truthfully, 64.41%… I get sent into a panic state by my neighbor’s dog, I am about to kill my co-worker for eating 8-10 snacks a day, I can’t go to a movie theater because of the trough feeding idiots and bottomless popcorn, I have verbally abused my girlfriend for her eating noises, and my only solutions have been (in order); sleeping pills and ear plugs, extremely expensive noise cancelling headphones, avoiding social situations, and literally eating on opposite sides of the table or couch. I feel like learning more about this issue is causing me even more stress and absolutely no viable coping mechanisms to speak of.

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  43. Like many others here, SO grateful that I’m not just “being too sensitive” and that there is an actual name for this condition. Latest frustration: Getting into an Uber and asking the driver to turn down the bass and the only thing they do is turn down the volume. I have to keep myself in check not to scream. Noise-cancelling earbuds have been my saving grace. Just got my first pair and I’ll never buy anything else for the rest of my life.

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  44. i would like to know if any of you use headphones to cope and listening to white noises? if so, what brand of headphones do you recommend?

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  45. this is such a relief knowing i’m not insane! 53% is higher than I thought though. my sounds include whispering, pencil scratching on paper, whistling, chewing, and utensils scraping/hitting plates/bowls… does anyone else have these?

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