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
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:
Rapid heart rate
Hot or cold flashes
Feeling of going crazy and losing control
Feeling of choking
Inability to distinguish between reality and unreality
Thoughts of death
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
What is TRYPOPHOBIA?
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