You can think of any type of fear and there is a strong chance there is a phobia for it. Take the fear of groups of small bumps and holes for example. Its scientific term is Trypophobia and it affects about 20 percent of the world’s population.
Pictures of Trypophobia have the ability to cause panic attacks and nausea if you have a genuine fear for it.
If you’re not sure if you suffer from the condition, read on and take a look at a couple of images. Only then will you be able to reassure yourself.
Bridgette Trevino’s Facebook profile is filled with pictures of pictures of Trypophobia.
This just goes to show that there are many different phobias out there, and this one in particular may have assured many individuals who viewed Trevino’s profile that they just may suffer from this phobia.
After viewing these images, you’re probably wondering what other types of strange phobias are out there. Read on to find out.
Arachnophobia: This is one of the most common phobias in the world. Arachnophobia refers to the fear of spiders.
Scientists have thoroughly studied the fear of spiders in order to pinpoint the exact reason why many people are petrified of them. They found that because spiders have been well known to be poisonous and are associated with infections and diseases, it’s related to evolutionary selection.
Acrophobia: Another common phobia that refers to the fear of heights.
Scientists have diagnosed the cause of acrophobia with negative thinking. For example, some people may be fear standing on a ledge and being tempted to jump. Others may feel that they might slip and fall to their death, or the building structure is weak and the whole thing will collapse.
Theophobia: The bible references that all mankind should have a healthy fear of the Lord. But this phobia refers to an unhealthy fear of God.
The causes of this phobia can be directly associated to a negative experience early in the individuals life. Whether it be bad grades or a death in the family, the person may associate it with bad karma or “God’s Wrath.”
Paraskevidekatriaphobia: You may have never thought this could be a real phobia, but it is. It’s associated with those who are afraid of Friday the 13th.
The main cause for this phobia is in direct reference to the hidden meaning behind the number 13. The main meaning behind it is the association with the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus. In the British culture, Friday and the number 13 were associated with capital punishment. Also many movies have been made based on Friday the 13th.
Latrophobia: This phobia is associated with the fear of going to the doctors. It’s very common for young children, but many adults also have been known to suffer from it as well.
The causes for this phobia usually generate from childhood, but for adults who are still frightened, there is a few reasons. One reason could be that doctors administer vaccines, which require the person to deal with needles. Another reason could be that doctors generally work in hospitals which is associated with death, trauma and accidents.
Gerascophobia: Getting old is a part of life. Many of us accept it and gracefully age, and many of us don’t. But then there are those who are generally afraid to grow another year older.
The main association with gerascophobia is anxiety or being high strung. Generally individuals who suffer from this phobia possess those two traits. They also may have underlying health issues which may or may not include hormonal imbalances.
Ergophobia: We all have those days where we dread going to work. Maybe you partied too hard the night before, or maybe you just don’t feel like going to work. But there are individuals out there that are actually afraid to go to work. There are many causes to this phobia, but one of the main ones is that the individual has a fear of rejection. The individual may have been abruptly fired from a previous job is afraid it may happen again. Another common cause is the individual may suffered a traumatic experience in a previous job. Could have been a workplace accident or harassment or bullying.