If you have fear of holes, you have trypophobia. It is an intense dread and anxiety for holes. The sufferer has an intense fear of clustered holes with things inside it. This fear is persistent and irrational since the fear has no basis at all. What are the causes and how can it affect you? People suffering from trypophobia might feel anxious, uneasy, nervous, dread, weird, strange and intense feelings every time they see images of clustered holes.
Usually, people who have trypophobia are afraid of clustered holes in skin, meat, wood, plants, coral, sponges, mould, dried seed pods and honeycomb. These can make them feel that their skin is crawling, shudder, feel itchy and physically sick when seeing these images because they really find it disgusting and gross. Some of these people think that something might be living inside those holes and some of them are afraid that they might fall in these holes. This phobia makes them upset and it can trigger a panic attack that will give them an unpleasant and uncomfortable feeling like trembling, perspiration, shortness of breath, shaking, palpitations, dizziness and nausea.
What is the cure for this condition? These are not substitute to medical assessment but you can use it as your guide to overcome your fear. The remedies include hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, professional advice, counseling, drugs, self-help books and medications. Just take note of these therapies and you will surely find yourself slowly progressing and in no time you will find yourself not having the phobia anymore.
- 62"The disgust arises from clusters of objects, and these objects are not necessarily holes, despite the name trypophobia," he added. In 2013, Wilkins and his co-researcher Geoff Cole conducted a study based on images posted on Trypophobia.com. They have concluded that it was not the holes that people feared, rather…
- 49TRYPOPHOBIA is a pathological fear of holes, particular those that are clustered together in a pattern. Trypophobia was coined in 2005 and derives its name from the Greek τρύπα (trýpa) "hole" and φόβος (phóbos) "fear”. According to Cole and Wilkins (2015) trypophobia is a “fear of holes” in which “Sufferers…