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I find it interesting that so many nonnies have sensory issues. That's also very common among autistics; makes me wonder how big the overlap is between the two groups.

A book well worth reading is "The out-of-Sync Child" by C.S. Kranowitz. It's about sensory processing disorder and was quite a revelation to me. I finally began to understand some of the problems I had during childhood (and some I still have today).
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I didn't felt offended and yessss I am a pink-fan ....and of cours am I a red-head .....
but ok....a colourful- one .....merely bordeaux- rouge ....so pink underlines that very well  
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Wow, just ran across this thread this morning.  I had no idea other people shared my quirks.  I just figured I was 'special' because:

Turtlenecks feel like a noose around my neck.

Headlights really bother me.  I wear my sunglasses while driving in the morning while it's still dark.

The dentist's drill?  OMG, the vibration and especially the noise is deafening.  I usually wear earplugs to take it down a few notches.

Absolute quiet at night drives me crazy.  I've had a fan running every night forever.  If it's -10 degrees out, the fan is still going.  Plus it keeps the air from getting 'stuffy' which is a whole other issue.

The night quiet is funny considering other noises bother me.  Anything loud pretty much gets on my nerves.  And I have supersonic hearing.  I can hear a faucet dripping a mile away.

I also have great eye sensitivity to the sun.  Always am wearing my sunnies even if it's cloudy.  If I come out of a dark place (like a movie theater) into the sun I'm always good for a sneezing fit.

The summer heat bothers me something awful.  I'm sooooo happy it's only going to be 60 here today.  That's like heaven!

And the whole not eating issue?  I mentioned on another thread that I enjoy doing a fast just because it take the meal planning, preparing, eating of out the picture.  I find it relaxing to not eat for a couple days.

So glad I read this thread.  Guess nonnies really are special in a totally weird, warped sort of way.


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5.     Sights, sounds, and smells affect you like no other.  (Can you please chew your applesauce a little more quietly, I'm trying to watch this show!)

Could you elaborate on this one?  It sounds like you just quoted my Father; I NEVER could chew quietly enough for him.  Are our senses heightened because were nonnies?  I like bland food because tastes come across so strong.


I can hear people chew across the room.  It makes me crazy!  I thought I was the only one in the world who heard it.  And I love bland food.  Of course, I love seasoned food, too.

People do think I am crazy for eating this way.  I have given up trying to change them.  I just listen to their moans and complaints and I want to shake them and say "Wake Up."  But no one will listen.  Oh, well, I have done my part!


Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.  Blessings, meribelle
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join the club of the misunderstood loners!! lol


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This is a great threat. I was wondering whether there is a connection between 'highly sensitive people' (the book by Elaine Aron as mentioned before) and nonnies. Highly sensitive people are about 20 % and nonnies are about 20 % of the population.  
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I wonder what percentage of people with autism are nonnies.


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less then we think, Ribbit .....

but perhaps once upon a day we might grow out of those lovely habits whooooo knows .....

that's not a form of allergic reaction, only some inconviniences


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sounds like a connection to me, curious!


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Too funny.  I fit it pretty well too.  The sound of people eating bananas drives me bananas.

I'm not quite as sensitive to smells as I used to be, of course, I have my own house now and just don't let fragranced stuff in.  Very sensitive to sunlight and headlights also.  I also hate turtlenecks with a passion.  Buzzing flies, noise pollution at night, pollution in general, cigarette smoke, etc.


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What gets to me is the sound of a baby crying.  Ah, hormones.


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So...what are some good things for nonnies?

a well-written book
funny movies
supportive friends
deep breathing
a non-cluttered living/working space
quiet music
100% cotton, wide-necked shirts
sun glasses
a haircut that doesn't tickle


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"You might be a nonnie if...you wonder why clothing has to have the seam on the INSIDE!"

Wow, I can identify.  I'm bothered by the smells of soap and cologne/perfume, not having the seam on my sock lined up (tube socks are anathema for me).  I hate wool and people snoring.  I actually have to use earplugs to get a decent (at best) night of sleep if I can hear someone snoring.  And who EVER thought it was a good idea to make a clock that makes noise every 15 minutes, half hour, or hour???  My hair actually does grow straight out (you should see it if I let it grow out to 2 inches, I look like a Q-tip).  When I was a kid my mom took me to the optometrist because I was always squinting -- turns out that my eyes were/are sensitive to bright light (yes, I also despise those new halogen headlights)l; now I'm rarely outdoors without sunglasses, and I wear them while driving until it's too dark to wear them anymore.  Luckily, I have good teeth, but hearing a dentist's drill in the next room is enough to set my nerves on edge.  And I'm feeling all of you who hate the heat, cold, damp, and dry.  Fall is my favorite season, partly because of the colors, but mostly because the temperature is moderate and the summer humidity is gone but the winter dryness hasn't arrived yet!  Also, do any of you ever get feeling agitated, like you just want to jump out of your own skin, without any apparent reason?  I had one of those days last week.  I drove to see my brother, and it was like I could feel every crease, wrinkle, and seam in my clothes.

Fortunately, like most of you, this has gotten better since BTD, but it sure ain't cured!
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oh my i can add to these lists!

smells, most perfumes, coughs that are just too regular to ignore, damp or cold feet, cold temperatures and never being able to keep warm in cooler climes, televisions that are on when im not interested, dirty hair, misunderstandings, agitation, injustice... are the not so good.

But, there is a counter point of things that are soo good! music, sounds, colours, landscapes, clothing that 'fits right' - for want of a better description, fesh food, reading, sunbathing, swimming, drinking wine, moisturiser, pets...anyone?
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ahh the madness!!! and everyone considers us crazy!!
so much injustice!


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Aw, Lola, we aren't mad, we are eccentric!
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Quoted from Ribbit
So...what are some good things for nonnies?
a well-written book
funny movies
supportive friends
deep breathing
a non-cluttered living/working space
quiet music
100% cotton, wide-necked shirts
sun glasses
a haircut that doesn't tickle


Ah, Ribbit, you are so right!

What about personal conflict??  I cant handle drama.      And I can't stand to think that I have hurt anyones feelings.     What about personal boundaries for Nonnies?    

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drive 55 * well-centered* sounds better for me .....

@ Lola, I agree 100000 % zentig .....

yiiikes...personal boundaries for the Royals...US ! .....
faaar away with those ...getting stomach cramps only in thinking on it .....the moto here is: please don't touch and don't overwhelm me with your presence   


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What about personal boundaries for Nonnies?    


It seems to come natural to lots of people, however, I think for nonnies it requires a conscious effort - at least it does for me, but I am getting better at it.

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Ribbit...this is the very best " a haircut that doesn't tickle"....


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Quoted from Mitchie
Headlights really bother me.

Yep.  I'm sensitive to bright light.
Quoted from Mitchie
The summer heat bothers me something awful.

Yep.

Just a thought:  you may want to check with a dermatologist to see if s/he thinks you could have rosacea.  I have it and the combo of being sensitive to bright light and to summer heat just make me wonder if maybe you do, too.  Of course, there are only about a billion other reasons you could have those two quirks, including just that that is the way you happen to be wired, but I just do wonder...


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Interesting about the sensitivities to sounds and smells, etc.  I have that in spades, babies.  My mom is always commenting that I notice sounds so much more than most people, and I can't tune them out.  In fact, there is this light on the outside of my house that comes on when the daylight dwindles and goes off in the morning (I never have figured that sucker out...but that's another story...I don't think it is solar-powered...anyway, I digress).  It has taken to making this loud "buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz" the entire time it is on.  Now, perhaps a NORMAL person could just IGNORE this and sleep through it.  Just tune it out, Edna, I tell myself.  But NO!  Maddening!  So I have had to close my window (I'm in Florida and usually like to sleep with one of the bedroom windows open a little) just to put some sort of buffer between me and that...that...that SOUND!      .

I am also sensitive to smells but that could be a whole other, non-nonnie-related dealiwig to do with an iatrogenic nose sitch I have going on (don't ask/don't tell).

The sound sensitivity thing also is the flip side of a love of music...do you fellow nonnies have a deep love of music?  I mean, most everyone will say, when asked "oh yes, I love music", but I mean, do you LOVE music?  Because I LOVE it.  But on the flip side, I an so exquisitely sensitive to sound and music that I can't tune out any of same that I find to be obnoxious or, in the case of music, not good.  I can't stand when my co-workers have vapid radio stations on playing singers and/or songs that I can't STAND--AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!  Make it stop.  Paradoxically, I sometimes also can't stand if some GREAT music comes on when I'm at work because then I cannot concentrate on my work and I am compelled to go into a trance and listen to the music.  This thing they have me doing now of scanning SDRs in the mornings, which takes place in its own office, complete with radio and cassette player, is great because it is the type of work that is very systematic and sort of rote, so you don't need to think much, hence I have been blasting out everything from the Surfaris to the Indigo Girls to the Talking Heads.  But if I'm at my regular cubicle and trying to CONCENTRATE, I can't do so if something really bad or really good comes onto a co-worker's radio station and it is DISTRACTING.  I myself am a considerate pup and thus I do not listen to music in my cubicle...but the office where one scans?  As in drywall, closing door, the whole shooting match?  Oh yeah, babe!  Someone else brought the radio/tape unit in there, but I'm not averse to it at all--wu HUUUUUUU!

But if anything is going on outside my house, or even outside someone's window if I'm on the phone with that person, I am totally distracted.  I'll be talking to my mom, especially, because they are always doing loud landscape maintenance or SOMETHING at her apartment complex, plus there are always sirens coming because it is a senior apartment complex and there is always someone being rushed to the hospital or something.  I'm always like "Mom, what is that NOISE?"  "What noise?"  "That NOISE!  That NOISE, you don't hear that NOISE?!"  "Oh, that...yeah, they are doing something outside."



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I've been grinning my way through the last page or so of this thread, oh, yeah, I must be a nonnie, alright! But, as usual, a twisted one.
All my life til this year I have adored long turtlenecks, having a longish gooseneck myself that's always cold. Regular snoring, not so bad, but catchy irregular snoring that sounds like choking, forget it, I'm up all night. Chewing with the mouth open, keep me away from guns.  
But nails on chalkboard don't bother me at all. At all.
I think most reptiles are gorgeous, particularly love snapping turtles and box turtles.
Wool burns my skin like acid. How come I can eat sheep, but not wear them? That goes against the ol' waste-not-want-not of olden days. Is that cause I'm a nonnie and shouldn't even be here to complain about it?
I can hear a gnat fart, but I can't understand you in a crowd unless I can see your lips move to backup what I can hear.
Okay, I gotta go, thanks for the been-there-done-that entertainment, guys!


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