Perceptions versus Reality

We are going to use several simple figures in this chapter to show how you react to misophonic triggers. So let’s start with a simple one about how it feels when you are triggered.

You hear or see a trigger, and kaboom, there is an explosion. You feel extreme emotions that may include anger, disgust, rage, resentment, or that you’re offended or being attacked. Some people have extreme feelings of helplessness or hopelessness. While all of these feelings are valid, let’s take a more objective view of this misophonic response to triggers.