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If You Have Trypophobia, Don’t Open This

What is Trypophobia? And Is It Real?

Yes, sort of. Although, it isn't an officially recognized phobia, trypophobia is known as a fear of holes, more often, clusters of holes. If you are triggered by looking at the images below in this article, you'll understand what's felt like. And it's ok, you aren't alone.

Some researchers performed a spectral analysis on images, inducing trypophobia, and compared them to images of holes that didn't trigger revulsed response to learn more about the phenomenon. Based on the results, they suggested that it's an instinctual fear of harm from dangerous things which may share the same visual characteristics. They also found that the triggering images had a typical spectral composition: high-contrast colors in a a particular spatial distribution. They say that many dangerous animals share this look.

While not being officially recognized, trypophobia is a very real thing for some people who encounter images with holes on the Internet. Now, let's find out if you have trypophobia by looking at the images below. If the first image grosses you out already, you may want to stop scrolling right there. It'll get worse.

 

Pancake batter

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Coral

coral trypophobia

 

Condensation on a bottle

 

 

Boiling milk

fear of small holes

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Honeycomb

fear of holes

 

Sandstone

the fear of holes

 

Woodpecker holes

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Lotus pod

lotus pod trypophobia

 

Marks after kneeling on frozen peas

trypophobia skin

 

Here are some  creative art works that'd give you nightmares

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holes in skin

 

If you got here, then you can handle this Suriname toad

 

That's it. Here are some donuts and pancakes to make you feel better.

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