I'm not really sure how many people experience sensory overload but I'm pretty sure it's a fairly common... Thing that people experience (I don't know what to call it, I don't think it's an actual disorder). Anyway, for those of you who don't know, "Sensory overload occurs when one or more of the body's senses experiences over-stimulation from the environment. There are many environmental elements that impact an individual. Examples of these elements are urbanization, crowding, noise, mass media, technology, and the explosive growth of information." (Wikipedia). This causes irritabily, "shutting down", anger outbursts, difficulty concentrating, and trouble socialising among other things.
I experience this every now and then but most of the time, I can retreat into a quiet space and calm down before taking on the world again. Today however, I was not able to remove myself from the current situation and I almost snapped. What do you guys do whenever you can't remove yourself from a situation but you want to rip everyone's head off?
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