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I Dislike Absolute Silence, and Need Background Music Or Sound

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    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

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    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

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    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 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 6, 2009

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    Yes, But...

    ...but it has to be music or a steady sound like a fan blowing, NOT my little brothers literally bouncing off the walls in the next room over, that's just IRRITATING!!! But if I'm attempting to write or something, I need music in the background, for some reason I type...
    InvariableAlteration InvariableAlteration 22-25, F Dec 6, 2009

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    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

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    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

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    Quiet

    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 36-40 5 Responses Jun 21, 2009

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Jun 21, 2009

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    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

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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 7, 2010

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    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

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    24/7

    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 18-21, F Feb 27, 2013

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    Just Listen.

    The silence is just so freakin' loud, ya know?
    Amay408 Amay408 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    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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    Noise Is Comfortable

    I love loud music.  I need noise -- to let me know I'm alive!  I don't like it when everything is deadly silent.  Even the birds singing outside, the wind, or the rain is good.
    MeisterWolf MeisterWolf 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 3, 2010

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    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

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    Yes

    Although I am a loner and like to be alone, I hate silence.  I have to have some noise floating around me or I start to feel an anxiety attack coming on.  Music works well as does the TV in the background.
    LostInTyme LostInTyme 61-65, M Jun 5, 2009

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    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

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    Silence

    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

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    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

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    Indeed

    Since I've played video games for a long time; the noise of cars or gunfire relaxes me.  Perfect while reading.  Also; there's nothing like eurobeat while playing a racing game or some solid death metal during a FPS.
    MeisterWolf MeisterWolf 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 3, 2011

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