I Dislike Absolute Silence, and Need Background Music Or Sound

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    I have to have some sort of music or even the TV playing in the background.  Usually its the kids that keep me sane.  But if its very quiet I crank up the music because the silence is so creepy and odd feeling................
    tatteredwings tatteredwings
    5 Responses Jun 21, 2009

    I Love Noise

    I can't not have any noise, even if its little I don't mind but complete silence I hate so much, my mother is always telling me that I need to turn down my music and I hate it soo much, jeez good to let that out lol
    steph101ROCKON steph101ROCKON
    13-15, F
    Aug 29, 2009

    Silence Isn't Golden

    I'm one who simply isn't comfortable in situations where it's too quiet, I find silence to be the loudest of sounds and feel that I have to drown it out with my own private soundtrack.  I like having music in the background or sometimes even the sounds of the...
    zillaron zillaron
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Jun 5, 2009

    To Sleep Or Not To Sleep-that Is The Question.

    When I sleep I have to have my fan on. I have a medium sized table fan right next to my bed on my night stand. I have to have the constant noise or I won't be able to sleep. I have a very active imagination. So, every little bump or creek or anything, I start to think-there's...
    english28 english28
    31-35, F
    Jun 29, 2010

    I Always Grew Up With Noise.

    A tv, talking, music, there was always something making noise constantly when I was little... so when there is silence.. I don't know what to do.. it's... awkward.. so yeah I usually try to talk or play music.. something to fill the silence...
    sasukesnumber1fan sasukesnumber1fan
    18-21, F
    Jan 31, 2010

    especially during trying to go to sleep.

    i need to have the tv on, keep the timer on n watch something low just to drowned out my thoughts or else i'll never go to sleep. pure silence makes my mind wonder n wonder n its not a good thing when u need rest.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 21, 2015

    Too Loud

    I find that my mind is just too loud if there isn't any background noise of some kind. It always starts as a relief at first, then the silence becomes creepy and loud and then my mind is just too darn loud for me to be able to stand it anymore. I usually have on a t.v. or...
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2010

    Even when my kids are at their dad's ,

    or i know ill be alone for a bit, mybtv or radio are pretty much on. When i do step out, i like to be greeted by Sound,so i seldom turn my tv or source off. I also feel safer when i return and is not done silent. Once, my tv had been turned off...i knew someone had been...
    IFoundYourDiary IFoundYourDiary
    51-55, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2015

    Terrible Silence

    i am tolerant to silence in day time. But at night, OMG! I hate it so much. Someone wrote here one good idea, that silence is so loud. And I agree with : yeah! it is true! It is extremely LOUD! At nights silence becoming so loud and I just start to feel terrible pain inside...
    Bekther Bekther
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 26, 2010


    i actually cant stand silence,its just too quiet.if i'm in the bathroom i have to have the radio on & although i dont consider myself to be someone who watches tv a lot its always on,the tv is just background noise,its so crap its easy to ignore.
    clayantony clayantony
    41-45, M
    Oct 11, 2009

    Quiet Time Is Overrated!

    I must have something going in the background 24/7.  Okay not while I sleep but if I'm in the office I need music, or if I'm at home on the computer I'll flip on the tv.  It's insane I don't understand people that like total silence I can't handle it drives me insane...
    cubbiechick cubbiechick
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 9, 2009

    Screaming Silence

    I have tinnitus, it's a constant noise in my ears, normally whistling and sometimes it gets really loud.  If I'm in a silent room, it gets really loud and can actually give me a headache... that's right, i can listen to loud music with no issues and get a headache in silence...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jun 6, 2009

    No Silence

    Complete silence sends me into thoughts I really don't want to dwell on. If there is a sound I can focus on, I tend to keep my grip on positive thinking a little longer.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 7, 2010

    No Silence.

    i do not like silence. it always makes my head feel like its throbbing.lol. but when its quiet it makes my thoughts just go crazy and then my brain gets all cluddered with useless knowledge and stupid musings and things that i need to do and then i get all twitchy and cant sit...
    imXhereXbutXyouXdontXseeXme imXhereXbutXyouXdontXseeXme
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 3, 2010


    i have to have some kind of noise in the background. either the tv a fil, or music anything so that it isnt in complete silence. for me silence is torture its give me too much time to think
    gurlonthemove gurlonthemove
    22-25, F
    Feb 27, 2013

    Just Listen.

    The silence is just so freakin' loud, ya know?
    Amay408 Amay408
    18-21, F
    Apr 5, 2010

    This is why I hate baths.

    I love the sound of the shower. Or going to bed at night I usually put on a movie to listen to so that I can fall asleep.
    Abcdefghijessy Abcdefghijessy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2015

    Or...i Can't Sleep

    I have to have music or a T.V. on...or I can't sleep. If I wake up in the middle of the night...and it's totally quiet and dark. It scares the hell out of me, and it leaves a lonely feeling.
    feelingroovy feelingroovy
    51-55, M
    11 Responses May 29, 2010

    Quiet Has a Buzzing Sound to Me

    I just don't like it to be quiet most of the time.  My TV is always on, like now, it is background noise. I also have some fans going, so it will not be too quiet here tonight.
    Debra27 Debra27
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jun 21, 2009
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    Apr 16, 2015

    I'll Take the Crickets Over Nothing.

    man, ive never been cool with silence, not in school, at home or as an adult at work, it gives me the creeps. i always freak out late at night when i wake up and its like a tomb, deathly silent. cant realy say where or why it happend but ive been like this for awhile. im a tattoo...
    alsorolo alsorolo
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jun 6, 2009

    In My Room

    Whenever I'm in my room, on the computer, reading, whatever, I always must have background noise on. Whether this be having the TV on or listening to music it doesn't matter. Just less than a year ago I couldn't be on my computer without having both my TV on and music playing...
    CleoShilu CleoShilu
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 18, 2009

    Bored By the Silence

    Its not like I get freaked out by silence, more that it really bores me. I always need music or conversation to keep me going. At work, home, in the car, at the gym, I have music blaring almost non stop. Those times where I may give the music a rest I`m like yabba yabba yabba, I...
    tiggles tiggles
    22-25, F
    Jun 6, 2009

    When I'm Alone, I Need Some Type Of Noise!

    Oh my gosh, I can't believe other people feel the same way as I do! When I'm alone in my room, I either need the T.V. on, my CD player on, or I need to be talking to my friends on the phone, or else I start worrying about various things (I think I have nervous disorders or...
    TheSkunkLady TheSkunkLady
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Jan 4, 2010
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