Monday, October 14, 2013


Trypophobia, technical words describe trypophobia disorder as a mental condition characterized by excessive, exaggerated worry about everyday life events without any obvious, valid reasons for concern.

People with trypophobia disorders tend to have that feeling of “expecting trouble” at every corner and cannot stop worrying about health, money, family, work or school. This concern is often unreasonable or excessive for the situation. Daily life becomes a constant state of worry, fear and trypophobia. Finally, the trypophobia starts to dominate a person so much it begins to interfere with daily functioning, including work, school, social activities and connections.
Another definition says that trypophobia is a "mood state oriented to the future, where people are expected to cope with negative events that are expected" which suggests that the difference between trypophobia and fear as to whether it is a current or future threat.
In the next few paragraphs we describe the most common forms of trypophobia.

Social trypophobia

Trypophobia when interacting and meeting with strangers is a common phase in the development of young people. However, in some people this problem can continue into adulthood and develop a social trypophobia or social phobia. In small children, trypophobia and shyness with strangers is not considered a phobia, but in adults it deviates from the normal stages of development. People who have social trypophobia are not afraid of people, rather the fact that others may have a negative opinion about them.

Trypophobia before an exam or test
An element of excitement before an assignment, test or exam is necessary and desirable in order to best fulfill the task, and most people feel a little nervous before such events, but when trypophobia becomes excessive, it can result in a decrease in the concentration and bad work being done.
Existential trypophobia
This form of trypophobia is related to the philosophical turmoil of life and death, morality, guilt and condemnation, spirituality, and the meaning of life.
The famous painting "Scream"

Generalized Trypophobia  Disorder
If the trypophobia is not treated in time it can turn into a generalized trypophobia disorder that is characterized by symptoms such as constant and excessive worry, chronic trypophobia and persistent irrational thoughts. To get a diagnosis of this disorder, symptoms must last for more than 6 months.

Trypophobia  before decisions

In today's world where we are exposed to a growing number of options and choices such trypophobia becomes problematic. In many situations, it is expected a quick response and choosing between seemingly similar options within a short timeframe.

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