If the sounds of someone slurping or chewing make you want to rip off your own skin, you may be one of the 20% of people who have a condition called misophonia, or in regular-people words, a heightened sensitivity to certain noises. While this condition may ruin your destination wedding at the soup factory, a new study provides you with something to brag about. (Besides your weirdo soup wedding.)
Researchers from Northwestern University found that those who are hypersensitive to certain sounds tend to be more creative than people who aren't. So, the more rage you feel at your coworker smacking her gum, the more of a genius you probably are. Why are you even still working there?
Creative geniuses have it rough, which is why they often end up going mental, I'm looking at you, Van Gogh.
If you are a loud chewer, do everyone a favor, and cut it out.