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I HATE vacuuming and I hate when others do it, too. I sound of it fill me with rage. I run away like a cat when I know it's coming.
Oh, the noise! Yes, I wear earplugs, too when I have to do any vacuuming.
You know, if it really incites you like that, you might have some sensory processing disorder that would explain the violently strong reaction. My mom gets really angry when she hears loud noises like slamming doors, crashing plates, etc. I was reading something one day about SPD & it explained many of her quirks, such as what I already mentioned, hating to be touched, extremely irritated by tags in clothes, and many others. Of course, everyone would choose some of the things on the checklist they use to help diagnose this, but it's interesting to read about, nonetheless.