Oct 8, 2015

TRYPOPHOBIA-Fear of many holes

I decided to google Trypophobia because i saw in instagram a photo that irritates me,Well a photo of an make up artist and i swear i can't forget the image.I can't explain what i felt.So i guess i have this trypophobia,Have you experienced this kind of feeling too? Look at the images below,Photos are not mine ofcourse.Just look at the image and let me know what do you feel.

“trypo” is greek for punching, drilling, and/or boring holes; and “phobia” is of course also Greek for “Ewww get that away from me!”
Image source: trypophobia.com

According to Trypophobia.com Trypophobia is not a real phobia.Trypophobia is a proposed pathological fear of objects with irregular patterns of holes, such as beehives, ant hills and lotus seed heads. It is however a very real and natural reaction. Your discomfort (e.g. skin crawling, shivering, nausea, etc.) is an automatic reaction of the sympathetic nervous system known as horripilation. There is nothing you can do to avoid this reaction (and perhaps might even go as far as to congratulate yourself for having a greater density of proprioception than others). But there is something you can do to get rid of the discomfort after experiencing the horripilation.

Symptoms of Trypophobia

An individual suffering from tyrpophobia generally experiences a feeling of uneasiness and itchiness on the entire body after looking at a substance or an object that has lots of tiny holes on its surface such as bone marrow, lotus seed pods, a wasp’s nest, a sponge etc.

A person suffering from trypophobia usually has two different reaction possibilities at the appearance of the ‘holes.’ He may either watch it for a while and then think of covering or destroying it, or he would suffer from dizziness at the sight of these holes.