A Friday afternoon question!
I know a lot (most?) of you are business owners and so perhaps not as affected by the issues we peons face day to day, however I also feel my question may be related to something most people have experienced, either professionally or otherwise.
I have a low tolerance for... well, I'd call it one thing, but others I feel would say 'noise'. I am fine if people are chatting away, fine if there is drilling going on, all that sort of thing. I am not fine if people make noise (clicking pens, drumming, being shrill, tutting... the list goes on!). To be fair to my 'fellow' humans, my cat drives me up the wall when she baths herself, the noise sets me on edge...
I believe from chatting to others that I have some sort of condition, as what they find annoying or 'a bit of a distraction' for me is much more pronounced and makes me angry and upset (mainly the latter). This is not conductive to good working patterns.
I want to address this, does anyone have any pointers? Sometimes I am fine, so I suspect it is mood related (and clearly makes my mood worse, so it's a spiral).
Is there a book called 'How to tolerate people'?