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Spring
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Oh, dear, this is a real biggie to me too!   I bought a turtle neck top a few years ago, but when I got it home and tried it on, I thought I was going to croak before I could get it off. I just thought I was reacting to the fabric, but not so!! I used to LOVE turtle neck tops and sweaters!!

I also like a little, SOFT background "noise" of some kind going on in the background at night if I am having trouble sleeping.

Screeching on chalk boards, tearing old fabric ---YIKES!!!

And dirty sinks in the bath ---UGH!

Can't concentrate around crazy beat music.

Can't stand loud crickets!


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I was in denial when I first found out that I am a non-secretor. After a few days of absorbing it, I found the nonnie clubhouse. While I don't have all of the same sensitivities as each post listed, I have plenty. Enough so, that I kind of feel like I understand myself better. It's pretty cool actually!

Here are my sensitivities:
wool
uncomfortable clothes/shoes
bright light (I always wear my sunglasses)
cold temperatures where I can't get warm
loud noises/music
high stress situations
wearing a pony-tail for hours; I can wear it to work-out, but any longer & my head will ache
sensitive to medicine/caffeine/alcohol; I will have a hang-over if I have more than 1 glass of wine
I need at least 8 hours of sleep to feel rested

Here are a few that I thought of that I didn't see on the list:
I love my family/people in general, but I need quiet time too or I'm stressed
I love to have fresh air/sun
Exercise is is huge stress reliever for me

I'm thankful for this clubhouse because without it, I might still be in denial!


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Quoted from hopeful18

Here are my sensitivities:
wool
uncomfortable clothes/shoes
bright light (I always wear my sunglasses)
cold temperatures where I can't get warm
loud noises/music

high stress situations
wearing a pony-tail for hours; I can wear it to work-out, but any longer & my head will ache
sensitive to medicine/caffeine/alcohol; I will have a hang-over if I have more than 1 glass of wine
I need at least 8 hours of sleep to feel rested

Here are a few that I thought of that I didn't see on the list:
I love my family/people in general, but I need quiet time too or I'm stressed
I love to have fresh air/sun
Exercise is is huge stress reliever for me


I'm thankful for this clubhouse because without it, I might still be in denial!

The ones in red are me all the time!


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That's cool Spring! We've got lots in common!

I've also noticed that it's important for me to follow what Dr. D suggests in the BTD book about A's not lingering in bed in the morning. If I get up right after I wake up, then I feel so much more energized & ready to tackle my day. If I linger in bed, then I think about how much more I'd like to sleep (not going to happen with 3 small children!), how much I have to do for the day & I just get stressed! Anyways, that was a great bit of advice. I wonder if other nonnies feel the same?


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Quoted from hopeful18
That's cool Spring! We've got lots in common!

I've also noticed that it's important for me to follow what Dr. D suggests in the BTD book about A's not lingering in bed in the morning. If I get up right after I wake up, then I feel so much more energized & ready to tackle my day. If I linger in bed, then I think about how much more I'd like to sleep (not going to happen with 3 small children!), how much I have to do for the day & I just get stressed! Anyways, that was a great bit of advice. I wonder if other nonnies feel the same?

This stuff still amazes me! Once in a blue moon I will enjoy just being snuggled up in bed and thinking good thoughts a while after I awaken. But, lying there stressing about this and that - oh, brother - I can do without that!!! I remember one night, long before SWAMI that I was being stressed by something or other, can't remember what, and I just sat up in bed and said to myself, "I don't have to lay here and take this!!" It was around three in the morning, but I hopped out of bed and quietly started doing housework. That "rebellion" did me more good than anything!


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Quoted from Spring

This stuff still amazes me! Once in a blue moon I will enjoy just being snuggled up in bed and thinking good thoughts a while after I awaken. But, lying there stressing about this and that - oh, brother - I can do without that!!! I remember one night, long before SWAMI that I was being stressed by something or other, can't remember what, and I just sat up in bed and said to myself, "I don't have to lay here and take this!!" It was around three in the morning, but I hopped out of bed and quietly started doing housework. That "rebellion" did me more good than anything!


That's too funny! I know for a fact that getting out of bed right when I wake up (as long as it's close to my normal wake-up time) is a must for me. This morning, I kept laying in bed way past when I woke up at 6 a.m. & I was in such a bad mood this morning. Not fun. Tomorrow, I will get up right when I wake up.

I thought of a few more nonnie things to add to the list:

Hearing an ambulance or fire truck siren puts you on edge for a full 5 minutes.
While you love to wear flip-flops, you're nervous that people will step on your sensitive feet.
You often turn your phone ringer off because hearing it ring startles you, but then you turn it on again because it annoys you to keep checking to see if you missed a call.

I'll keep adding them as I think of them!


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Quoted from hopeful18
You often turn your phone ringer off because hearing it ring startles you, but then you turn it on again because it annoys you to keep checking to see if you missed a call.

Can't you turn the ringer volume to a low level rather the all the way off...


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ABJoe, yes, sometimes I turn it to low, but then I won't hear it if I'm in other parts of my house. I enjoy reading your posts btw!


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Quoted from hopeful18
sometimes I turn it to low, but then I won't hear it if I'm in other parts of my house.

they haven't invented the ringer volume based on the distance from your phone you are...     

I was thinking about me, who has my phone on my belt, so it is usually the same distance from my ears...  I just have to worry about how much ambient noise is present...


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Quoted from ABJoe
Can't you turn the ringer volume to a low level rather the all the way off...
Vibrate mode FTW!
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I haven't tested either but having read this I think I might be a non too!
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This stuff is all me to a tee.

Related to sounds and noise, my skin crawls if my fiance has the tv AND another source of sound, like watching a video on the computer, at the same time. Anyone else?? Ha
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This is the first I've seen this thread, and wow are we an irritable lot...       

I often feel utterly porous to environment and events swirling around me. To the point of sometimes feeling... hmmnn...not peripheral or detached, but more like the sum of the environment in it's entirety. Quite the opposite of how many would describe this strange feeling, but I think actually more accurate.

The post from LivinginATX sort of puts it into perspective for me... I simple don't tolerate disorder well. Auditory, visual... all the senses, really. So many things conspire against our balance and focus. We cope as well as we're able, but to an ultimately discordant state of being.  Could it also be that some of the disorders we so often associate with being nonnies are more directly influenced by this state than we even suspect?

A good reason to insist upon quiet time wherever we can get it, in order to recenter, recharge and revitalize. Maybe develop a better sense of selective disengagement to support all this coping.


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Yeah, I want to know more about this too.  My siblings always told me, growing up, that I was too sensitive to everything physically and emotionally, but I couldn't help it!  I couldn't help it that I was either too hot or too cold or that all shoes were too tight or that waistbands itched or my hair tickled my face or that the insides of my cheeks itched.  I'm still hyper-sensitive to sound (I either hear it too loudly or I don't hear it at all) and temperature (low thyroid talking) and the words people say to me (what did they mean, and what could they have meant?)....but I'm better now that I have the BTD.  And I get better the older I get.

I have two to add:

You might be a nonnie if......you people-watch just to try to diagnose their food allergies based on the color of the bags under their eyes and where they wear their fat.

You might be a nonnie if......you can accurately guess your friends' blood types based on their health complaints.


I totally do both of those...  


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yeah i'd say feeling like a "loner" for most of your life is a definite trait of a nonnie

it seems like we feel, sense and receive things differently from the majority of people, like noticing how great trees, clouds and nature down to the absolute finite details. i find thunderstorms/snow amazing and thunderstorms especially fascinating. also very conscious about our health and people around us, kind of like a sixth sense.

i use to think something was wrong with me in highschool while everyone else was "hooking up" and going to parties and drinking and doing stupid, normal teenager stuff while i just didn't want to do that stuff and it didn't interest me. i'd rather be with a few friends, listening to music, or with animals instead. even today the loner aspect is still with me

i've gotten use to it but it still bothers me some times that i can't be "normal" like everyone else and just live life. .it's like normal people have a built in map in their brains showing them how to live life as a human being while nonnies don't seem to have that built in GPS and play alot of trial and error with life and struggle with living it

im sure i can think of several more of these "you might be a nonnies...", i'll post if i do  
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Quoted from adumb
yeah i'd say feeling like a "loner" for most of your life is a definite trait of a nonnie

it seems like we feel, sense and receive things differently from the majority of people, like noticing how great trees, clouds and nature down to the absolute finite details. i find thunderstorms/snow amazing and thunderstorms especially fascinating. also very conscious about our health and people around us, kind of like a sixth sense.

i use to think something was wrong with me in highschool while everyone else was "hooking up" and going to parties and drinking and doing stupid, normal teenager stuff while i just didn't want to do that stuff and it didn't interest me. i'd rather be with a few friends, listening to music, or with animals instead. even today the loner aspect is still with me

i've gotten use to it but it still bothers me some times that i can't be "normal" like everyone else and just live life. .it's like normal people have a built in map in their brains showing them how to live life as a human being while nonnies don't seem to have that built in GPS and play alot of trial and error with life and struggle with living it

im sure i can think of several more of these "you might be a nonnies...", i'll post if i do  


Or maybe you're an INFJ Nonnie.


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This is the first I've seen this thread, and wow are we an irritable lot...       

I often feel utterly porous to environment and events swirling around me. To the point of sometimes feeling... hmmnn...not peripheral or detached, but more like the sum of the environment in it's entirety. Quite the opposite of how many would describe this strange feeling, but I think actually more accurate.

The post from LivinginATX sort of puts it into perspective for me... I simple don't tolerate disorder well. Auditory, visual... all the senses, really. So many things conspire against our balance and focus. We cope as well as we're able, but to an ultimately discordant state of being.  Could it also be that some of the disorders we so often associate with being nonnies are more directly influenced by this state than we even suspect?

A good reason to insist upon quiet time wherever we can get it, in order to recenter, recharge and revitalize. Maybe develop a better sense of selective disengagement to support all this coping.



AMEN.


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Vibrate mode FTW!


That's funny, i keep mine on vibrate or silent usually!

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You might be a nonnie if it takes that small cut you gave yourself preparing your salad 'fixin's' last night about 3-4 days to close up and a good week to about vanish.  


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