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Sensitive senses

Postby _robyn_ » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:09 pm

I'm not sure if there is already a thread like this but,

has anyone got strong senses.

For example, I hate nuts. Always have especially peanuts- the reason is I can not stand the smell....the smell hurts my head and makes me fill physically sick. But my sister thinks I'm making it up, she says she cant smell anything- but to me the smell of nuts is unbearable.

And again with certain sounds, just some sounds that make me cringe so much while others doenst understand why it is so bad.
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Re: Sensitive senses

Postby Steph » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:25 am

I get that with the smell of pickle-I have to leave the room as it makes me feel so nauseous. Also the sound of someone retching is horrendous enough to make me almost get myself killed by running across a main road at speed (that happened when I was at uni). Yesterday I was on a train and this drunk teenager was vomiting openly onto the seat in front and I had to really fight the urge to press the emergency door release button and get out of there. Luckily I was only 2 minutes away from my stop.
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Re: Sensitive senses

Postby galexy96 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:01 pm

I love strong nice smells and I aim to get things which smell nice, for example I get the lemon scented Source shower gel and the hand wash I get is scented nicely as I love it smelling nice.
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Re: Sensitive senses

Postby Remus » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:57 pm

I'm not really good with a lot of smells, I find a lot of them make me feel quite nauseous but I would say I'm quite average when it comes to scents.

Out of all of my senses, I would say my hearing is the most sensitive. I have quite good hearing or as some people would say "like a bat" which does come in handy at times but I remember back in school when people were talking about me, not pleasant at all.
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Re: Sensitive senses

Postby _robyn_ » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:40 pm

Remus wrote:I'm not really good with a lot of smells, I find a lot of them make me feel quite nauseous but I would say I'm quite average when it comes to scents.

Out of all of my senses, I would say my hearing is the most sensitive. I have quite good hearing or as some people would say "like a bat" which does come in handy at times but I remember back in school when people were talking about me, not pleasant at all.


most people think my hearing is bad because I sometimes accidently ignore people when they are talking to me, either I'm phocused on something else or I just didnt realise they were adressing me. but my hearing is quite good- but also like my sense of smell some noises make me just want to rip off my ears- 1 being the hoover -.- and the another wrapping paper, wen people unwrap presents I have to hold back from screaming at them to stop making noise with the wrapping paper.
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Re: Sensitive senses

Postby kat95 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:06 pm

I have really sensitive senses too. My sensitive hearing and therefore ability to hear sounds like scratching and rustling even when they are really really quiet is incredibly irritating particularly at school especially if I am trying to do work as it stops me from concentrating. However despite this I seem to have really selective hearing when people are talking to me. Usually people call my name two or three times before they get a response :)
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Re: Sensitive senses

Postby Remus » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:45 pm

_robyn_ wrote: most people think my hearing is bad because I sometimes accidently ignore people when they are talking to me, either I'm phocused on something else or I just didnt realise they were adressing me. but my hearing is quite good- but also like my sense of smell some noises make me just want to rip off my ears- 1 being the hoover -.- and the another wrapping paper, wen people unwrap presents I have to hold back from screaming at them to stop making noise with the wrapping paper.


Urgh, I hate the vacuum, such a torturing sound. I'm the same, there is quite a few times where people think I am just ignoring them but I'm quite a heavy daydreamer and snapping me back to reality will usually take a nudge or just being louder.

kat95 wrote:I have really sensitive senses too. My sensitive hearing and therefore ability to hear sounds like scratching and rustling even when they are really really quiet is incredibly irritating particularly at school especially if I am trying to do work as it stops me from concentrating. However despite this I seem to have really selective hearing when people are talking to me. Usually people call my name two or three times before they get a response :)


Personally, I prefer quieter environments to louder ones. I find with my hearing, it's quite handy at times because I can easily single out a particular conversation among others one if I want and block out the others to a degree but I was in the cafe with Ralph the other day and it was just way too loud for me. I was trying to focus on our conversation but there was too many sounds to block out so we had to move.
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Re: Sensitive senses

Postby nathanw-j » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:50 am

i have slight hypersenstivity :(
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Re: Sensitive senses

Postby 07williamsdj » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:28 pm

_robyn_ wrote:most people think my hearing is bad because I sometimes accidently ignore people when they are talking to me, either I'm phocused on something else or I just didnt realise they were adressing me

I get that a lot, I can't focus on one thing and be talked at lol. In reality I do have quite sensitive hearing, I think there is an upside though; it helps me when im writing stuff on guitar. I am quite sensitive to sensations (e.g bugs crawling on me) and pain (which doesn't go well with being clumsy :lol: ). I also hate the cold, I feel it a lot.
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Re: Sensitive senses

Postby Kirbster12 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:34 am

I've always been sensitive to smells. When I was younger, I would comment on smells whenever we went to people's houses. Needless to say, it was rather embarressing for my mum :roll:
I also hate people touching me. yesterday, I got really irritated with my sister when she brushed her foot against my wrist. I don't know how I'll be able to cope if I get intimate with someone.
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Re: Sensitive senses

Postby phoenixmiko » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:48 pm

The senses which are sensitive for me are those of hearing, smell, taste and touch.

I don't like loud music or loud noises in general; for instance, I always tell people to turn down their stereos. I can hear even the most faintest sounds so in an exam for example, when someone is tapping the desk with their pen. I cannot tune out the sounds around me, which distracts me from what I am saying, doing or thinking. The same goes for anything in the surroundings which occurs like people walking past the window.

As for touch, I cannot stand rough, scratchy, coarse or itchy materials or surfaces or anything which digs in or hurts me - that goes for clothes, bedding, carpet, furniture and flooring and much more. If it is not nice to touch and comfortable, I will not have it. There are things I will not eat due to their texture like mushrooms. Consuming them would make me feel sick and grossed out, maybe even cause me to be physically sick.

Regarding taste and smell, there are food and drinks I avoid because having or being near them would make me wretch from the revulsion. Bananas are a good example. I apparently used to love them when I was very small according to my parents and I ate them all the time. I cannot recount a single moment of ever liking them though. I was too young to recall, I think. I have hated them for as long as I can remember. The mere thought of eating a banana makes me recoil. Being near someone eating one sickens me as the smell and sight are unbearable. Picking up a banana skin disgusts me. I reckon I had too many of them as a toddler and it was sensory overload. There are foods like fish that I cannot eat as they smell or taste too strong - like smoked haddock. I never had it regularly but I cannot stand having it near me or eating it because my reaction is the same as the one I have to bananas. I hate hot or spicy food because of how strong the taste is. It is too much.
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Re: Sensitive senses

Postby Steph » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:58 am

The weirdest sensory thing for me is kiwis. I love the taste of them but have never been able to swallow one as the texture is too much and makes me feel really sick.
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Re: Sensitive senses

Postby _robyn_ » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:51 pm

I know what you mean about mushroom like texture- I kind of like the taste of mushrooms...but the thought of every putting one if my mouth makes me feel just horrible. when I think of mushrooms my mouth has mini fit!

When I was younger, my mum said I love eating kiwis but now I dont like eating them- I want to eat them but I hate actually physically eating them.
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Re: Sensitive senses

Postby forhad » Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:25 am

Don't why it is for me as I can't bear the smell of shrimp. It affects me so intensely that I feel like vomiting. :( It's so embarrassing for me at a public lunch or dinner time. But true to say shrimp was not so detestable to me even I liked to eat it in my childhood but gradually with my growing the smell suddenly makes me irritated can't get rid of!
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Re: Sensitive senses

Postby SonicRocks369 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:21 pm

I have a Hyper-sense of hearing, I'm sensitive to high pitched and loud sounds.
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