Ultimate Trypophobia Test

Where Can I take a trypophobia test? Trypophobia is the fear of holes and of Recent.I have been receiving Regular mails from PHOBIAFOR readers,asking me how they can take the fear of holes test and after given it a sound thought , I think it will  be nice to include  the test on this blog so that everyone can really ascertain if they are trypophobic  or not. It is one of the most common fear in the world
Let me make it clear that the fear of holes, Trypophobia is still new in the  phobia dictionary and a little is still known about it, the test here is clearly designed by me, the grades is also designed by me. For those who don’t know what trypophobia is , Trypophobia is the unnecessary fear of holes Such a hole might be the hole in holes in meat, clusters/pores on the skin, on vegetables or fruits or even those in sponges, wood, honeycombs  and the  black hole .
The only way by which you can know if you a trypophobic  or not is to take a trypo-phobia test also known as the fear of holes test , the test involves exposing you to various object with holes of several numbers and of different magnitudes and then grading yourself based on your reaction to those hole clusters.
bit of sincerity is needed in taking this  test.


Trypophobia test
Trypophobia Image

Guidelines For Taking Molak’s The Test .

 1.For each trypophobic picture that is displayed below, a certain grade between 3-5 is
assigned to each picture
2. You are to check each of the pictures for at least 5 seconds,
3. If you feel frightened seeing any of the picture, then you might be trypophobic 
4. For every trypophobic picture that frightens you, you record the exact score written along with the picture, if you are not frightened at all, give yourself a zero for that certain Picture.
After going through all the pictures collate your scores together and check our score
list to ascertain if you are really trypophobic or not.
SOME OF THE PICTURES in the TRYPOPHOBIA Test might be Extremely Scary to Some Users,
kindly stop the test if you think you can’t continue it an longer.CLICK HERE TO START YOUR TRYPOPHOBIA TEST

   Fear of Hole Test Result Table

Score Explanation
20-25 Extremely Trypophobic
15-12 Trypophobic
10-8 Somewhat Trypophobic
8-5 Slight Fear
<5 Fearless


Thanks for taking your time to go through the trypophobia test, Will you mind sharing your test score with me? Kindly do so using the Comment Form Below, this will enable us to Accurately ascertain the percentage of People that Are actually trypophobic.

Trypophobia Symptoms

Lately, I have been receiving mails from people asking me what symptoms to watch out in someone who has trypophobia, even though I have a post dedicated to the Fear of Holes aside this particular, I decided to answer their question here for easy seeing. So listed below are some of the symptoms to watch out for while taking the trypophobia test, if you exhibit one or more  of the symptopms listed below, then you are trypopobic, such symptoms include :
  1. Rapid heart rate
  2. Dizziness
  3. Hot or cold flashes
  4. Feeling of going  crazy and losing control
  5. Chest pain
  6. Feeling of choking
  7. Inability to distinguish between reality and unreality
  8. Trembling sweating
  9. Thoughts of death
  10. Nausea or other gastrointestinal distress
You can go here to read more about Trypophobia and How To Cure it.





Top 10 Most Common Phobia Of All Time

A phobia is an exclusive sense of fear from a strong, uncontrollable and zany feeling. It brings about nervousness, restlessness and concern about a particular situation or event that is to occur or likely to occur.

Phobias are anxiety malfunctions whereby the malfunctions might not be experienced until when in contact with the source of the phobia.

Having thoughts about the source of a phobia can bring about anxiety and overpowering fright.

Most phobias occur for unexplained reasons while some are hereditary.

Symptoms of phobia may include; sweating, migraine, palpitations, shock, nausea, instability and dizziness.

Starting from the most feared to the least, here are the ten most common phobias around the world;


1. Arachnophobia

Arachnophobia is one of the oldest and the most common phobia, gotten from the word “aracspiderhnids” and “phobia”. It means the intense and irrational fear of joint legged invertebrate animals such as scorpions, spiders, ticks, mites etc. For example the presence of poisonous spiders will make the fear of spiders easy.
Although, many arachnids are not dangerous but someone with arachnophobia may still feel uncomfortable around one. Sometimes, a resemblance of a spider by an object can create panic in such individual.

2. Ophidiophobia

The word comes from “phobia” and the Greek word “ophis”(serpent).  Ophidiophobia means the excessive fear of snakes,it is the second most common phobia.   fearofsnakes

Someone with Ophidiophobia may find it difficult to visit where snakes are kept such as the zoo and where snake populations are high. Thoughts and anticipation of a snake by a person suffering from Ophidiophobia brings about intense fear and shock in such person.


The word comes from “phobia” and the Greek word “acron”. Acrophobia means the excessive fear of falling and getting injured from great heights, people without acrophobia are said to have a head for heights which is advantageous in hiking and climbing mountains.  fear-of-heights

One of the major causes of acrophobia is having negative thoughts about falling.

People suffering from acrophobia experiences shock in high places, make loud noises and become too eager to get to safety.

    4.   Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is from the word “phobia”and the Greek word “agora” .Agoraphobia magoraphobiaeans the fear of wide, open places and activities such as the market. It is an anxiety malfunction involving situations where nervousness or uneasiness occur when a person perceives an environment not to be safe without an easy way to get away that is the person feels trapped and helpless.

Agoraphobia involves the fear of crowds or being outside alone where an escape may be difficult.

5.  Cynophobia

Cynophobia is from the word “phobia” and the Greek word “kyon”. Cynophobia is the irrational fear of dogs and it is said to usually begin in early childhood.fear-of-dogs

When someone suffering from cynophobia comes in contact with dogs, thinks about or when presented with images whether still or filmed images of dogs an immediate anxiety response is said to occur.

People suffering from cynophobia may exhibit total avoidance behavior such as staying away from areas where dogs might be or avoiding homes of people who own dogs.


6.  Astraphobia

Astraphobia is from the Greek word “astrape” and “phobia” meaning the intense fear of thunder and lightning. It is also known as tonitrophobia, brontophobia or nicaduranaphobia.

Astraphobia is an excessive fear of thunderstorms which causes people sufferinfear-of-lighteningg from it to afraid and restless therefore staying indoors, hiding under the blanket or bed,closet or the basement, having frequent urination and palpitations.

The major cause of astraphobia in people is a serious injury related to thunder and lightning which might have even happened to a loved one.

Astraphobia can be treated with a series of therapies and drugs.

7. Claustrophobia

Claustrophobia is the excessive and irrational fear of enclosed, small or tight places such as crowded elevators and restricted places.claustrophobia

Claustrophobia is an anxiety malfunction that comes with fear of suffocation and fear of restriction. Fear of suffocation occurs when claustrophobics (people suffering from claustrophobia) think that there may be insufficient air when in enclosed or tight places while fear of restriction is the fear of being limited to a single place.

Claustrophobics can experience nausea, instability, palpitations or intense sweating when confined to an area.

8. Mysophobia

Mysophobia is from the Greek word “myso” and “phobia” meaning the excessive fear of dirt and germs or other microorganisms such as bacteria that can cause diseases. Mysophobia is also called verminophobia, bacillophobia, bacteriophobia and germaphobia.mysophobia-fear of germs

People with the fear of germs and dirt believe exposure to dirt and germs is harmful and life-threatening therefore they tend to avoid contact with people especially those who are not hygienic, wash their hands repeatedly when they believe they are impure, not sharing personal belongings, utensils and even food.


9. Aerophobia

Travelling by air is the fastest and safest means of transportation and it causes fear in some people. The excessive or irrational fear of travelling by air is called Aerophobia, Aviophobia or Aviatophobia which comes from the Greek word “aero” and “phobia”.

Aerophobia occurs when a person thinks of flying or is about to fly whether in helicopters, planes or other flying vehicles and it brings about panic, trembling, increased heartbeat, shock, dry mouth and sweating.fear-of-flying

Aerophobia can stand on its own or be a combination of one or more phobias such as acrophobia (fear of heights) or claustrophobia (fear of being confined to an area).

Aerophobia can be caused by the fear of having a crash which is likely to be fatal, the feeling of not being in control or the fear of being hijacked or subjected under terrorism which can be reduced by creating means of awareness of safety to individuals suffering from aerophobia.

 10.  Trypophobia

Trypophobia is an excessive or irrational fear of clustered holes or bumps especially tiny holes. It brings about sudden heart racing, severe headaches, chest pain, thoughts of death or dizziness.  fearofclustredholes

The objects causing trypophobia may include holes in living organisms, honeycombs, holes created by worms and ants or natural occurring geographical holes.



Fear of Holes Phobia – Trypophobia

Trypophobia or the fear of holes phobia can be defined as the pathological and irrational fear of  holes and clusters, trypophobic person suffers from anxiety when they see or hear of clustered holes. Such a hole might be the hole in holes in meat, clusters/pores on the skin, on vegetables or fruits or even those in sponges, wood, honeycombs  and the black hole etc.
This post is dedicated to all those who have phobia of holes  or Trypophobic as some might call It and
I was opportuned to know about this phobia while I was having a discussion with a good friend of mine on why some people have fear of soaps due to the harsh chemicals used in producing them and that was when he told  he has the  the fear of  holes. This friend of mine is huge with 6 packs and yet he his scared of holes , so to everyone out with phobia of holes, you are not alone. Trypophobia is one of the most common fears
Trypophobia is a proposed name for the phobia (intense, irrational fear) of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes or bumps. The term is believed to have been coined by a participant in an online forum in 2005.

It is estimated that about 15% of the total world population have the fear of holes, but unfortunately, scientist are still yet to ascertain the main reason why people are afraid of clustered and asymmetrical  holes.

The world trypophobia which is used to describe those who are phobia of holes was recently introduced into the phobia list in 2005. So at the moment, various research are still going on in various countries to uncover what the fear of holes  is all about and how to effectively cure it.
But this post will do a bit of justice in reflecting some of the recent discovery about Trypophobia.

Causes of Trypophobia-The Fear Of Holes

The fear of holes is general not known to the psychological society and most scientist believe that believed that trypophobia is actually not a phobia that arise from anxiety but from disgust thereby making it easier to overcome when compared with other type of phobias.
  It is believe that the brain of one who is trypophobic tries to associate clustered holes with some kind of danger thereby resulting into a kind of fight or flight response, this in most cases, might be as result of the past trauma such a person might have gone through in the past. It is also believed that a person who once suffers from Skin rash or even chicken pox might have the phobia of clustered holes due to the fact that it brings back the ugly memory of their trauma.
Trypophobia might also be triggered in people who once had a bee sting or knew anyone who once suffer in the hand of bees, bee hives which in most cases is full of several irregular holes might be a triggering agent

Symptoms of the Fear of Holes

Most people that have the phobia of little and clustered holes might experience one or more of the following when they See or hear of holes, be it holes on the skin:

  • 1.
    Rapid heart rate
  • 2.
  • 3.
    Hot or cold flashes
  • 4.
    Feeling of going  crazy and losing control
  • 5.
    Chest pain
  • 6.
    Feeling of choking
  • 7.
    Inability to distinguish between reality and unreality
  • 8.
    Trembling sweating
  • 9.
    Thoughts of death
  • 10.
    Nausea or other gastrointestinal distress

Cure for the fear of Holes

Facing your fears is the best way to treat fear of holes phobia, just like other types of phobia the most effective treatment for trypophobia is Cognitive Behavioural therapy, here, a trypophobic person is exposed gradually to several clustered holes, this will help in distinguishing between reality and mere imagination


Like I said earlier, a little is know about the phobia of Holes but mere seeing the images of Holes can trigger trypophobia in certain people, the only way to know if one is trypophobic is by taking a trypophobia Test, I recently added this test to my blog for those who really wanna ascertain if they have the phobia of holes or not. The test is packed with several images that is capable of triggering Trypophobia in those who have it, a standard grade is also included in all the images, all you need do is to go through the images, add your grades together  and you will be able to really ascertain if you have the phobia of holes or not. If you really want to take our fear of Holes test, Click Here

Common Questions On Trypophobia

Being a new type of phobia, I have been receiving lots of Questions about Trypophobia and I think it will be nice to answer some of those Questions Here.So below are some of the Questions I have received so far and my answers to them.

Is TRYPOPHOBIA a disease? Question 1

Answer: Trypophobia is the unnecessary fear of holes and not a disease itself but Perhaps holes, particularly in organic objects, subconsciously remind us of the symptoms of contagious illnesses that affect the skin, such as the rash or blisters associated with measles and chicken pox, respectively. All of this, of course, is speculation, and just goes to show how little we know about trypophobia. Trypophobia Skin Disease Explains more on that


Trypophobia is the alleged pathological fear of objects with irregular patterns of holes, such as beehives, ant hills and lotus seed heads. Trypophobia is a proposed name for the phobia (intense, irrational fear) of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes or bumps. The term is believed to have been coined by a participant in an online forum in 2005.

How do you get TRYPOPHOBIA?

Trypophobia is not a disease and as such cant be gotten through insect bites or contact with people with trypophobia, it is the fear of holes and it as nothing to do with your immune system but rather with a section of the brain which associates trypophobia images with danger and as such an exposure to such images with make  a trypopbe or a trypophobic person experience a surge in heart beat, increase in sweating and other symtopms associated with Phobia.A growing number of people are reporting a fear of holes. The reaction is so severe that even seeing photos of holes can set off a panic attack. The condition is called trypophobia.

Is Trypophobia Contagious

Trypophobia is not a disease and as such it is not contagious. Just as I have said earlier, trypophobia as to do with the way the brain is wired and as such cant be influenced by mere contact with someone who is trypophobic

In conclusion,the fear of holes phobia is still very new to the science and several experiments
are still ongoing  to ascertain  it causes and thus it treatment, so If you are trypophobic you can assist us by telling using the comment form below what you think might be the cause of trypohobia and how you feel when you see holes


Trypophobia Skin Diseases-Fear of Holes In Skin

This post, Trypophobia Skin Diseases is for those who would love to know about Trypophobia,its causes, and various Trypophobia skin.

Most People at times misspell the word Trypophobia, some spell it as trypopphobia,tritophobia, tryphobia, or even trypofobia , the correct spelling is Trypophobia, which is gotten from two greek words, TRYP which  means holes and Phobia which means FEAR

 What is Trypophobia

Trypophobia is a proposed name for the phobia (intense, irrational fear) of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes or bumps. The term is believed to have been coined by a participant in an online forum in 2005. It can be can be defined as the pathological and irrational fear of  holes and clusters, trypophobic person suffers from anxiety when they see or hear of clustered holes. Such a hole might be the hole in holes in meat, clusters/pores on the skin, on vegetables or fruits or even those in sponges, wood, honeycombs  and the black hole etc.It is one of the most common phobia

What is Trypophobia Skin Disease

The world Trypophobia is the pathological or unnecessary fear of holes in Skin,beehives  etc. Pls let me make it clear that Trypophobia itself is not a disease, but it is the fear of holes. So If Trpophobia is not a disease, then there is no such thing as Trypophobia Skin Disease but rather there are trypophobic Skin Diseases. That is, the skin diseases that manifest in such a way that one who is afraid of holes will be scared of seeing. An Example of such disease is that which is caused by the same bacteria that causes athletic foot, the image below is that of a man suffering from such skin disease.




Have you Ever Wondered If you Are Trypophobic or not? If yes, pls Click Here to take out Fear of Holes Test.

Trypophobia Images


Here is a compilation of some Tryphobia skin images;

The leg of girl Exibiting Fear of Skin in Holes


A disease on a Trypophobia Skin


An Image showing a man with Trypophobia disease