Dude my Trypophobia is kicking. I’m shaking🙈 pic.twitter.com/KIH3vYOBd6
I am convinced I suffer from Trypophobia. When I saw the iPhone 11 Pro I felt sick 😭😱
iPhone 11 is not for people with Trypophobia ... aka me *Shudders* #iPhone11Pro
I actually cannot deal with all these memes of the new future iPhones having so many back cameras its so uncomfortable to see 🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢 proper activating the trypophobia I have suppressed within me
every time i come across a picture of the new iphone i feel sick.... who thought that was a good idea bro. trypophobia hitting the roof
That new iPhone 11 Plus Max Pro Ultra is really scary#iPhone11Pro #iPhone #iPhone11#trypophobia pic.twitter.com/DhT8lUJOfZ
people using the iphone 11R as publicity material for the new iphone because the other models look scary (and gross) #trypophobia 🤮😬 https://t.co/BrvShPoII8
iPhone 11 pro max : trypophobia Nokia 9 : Am I joke to you? pic.twitter.com/a8OAazouht
All these folk talking about the iPhone 11 and #trypophobia haven’t seen the Xbox One S, have they? 😂 pic.twitter.com/4CSmI5qLyh
Whoever designed the new Apple Mac Pro clearly does not have trypophobia. #WWDC19 pic.twitter.com/djS9p6fnrz
The iPhone 11 leaks triggers my trypophobia. 🙈 #ApppleLaunchingEvent pic.twitter.com/3VclNSZAYt
my pancake is killing me 😣😖 #trypophobia pic.twitter.com/NxSCFXU7AN
The study titled "Fear of Holes," by Geoff G. Cole and Arnold J. Wilkins, found that up to 15% of people (18% of females and 11% of males) become viscerally upset after looking at images of clustered holes or bumps.
"Trypophobia is more akin to disgust than to fear," Wilkins told Business Insider in 2015. "The disgust is probably an overgeneralisation of a reaction to possible contaminants."
"The disgust arises from clusters of objects, and these objects are not necessarily holes, despite the name trypophobia," Wilkins continued.
Sources: Sage, Business Insider
The same study featured a quote from a trypophobe describing a triggering episode:
"[I] can't really face small, irregularly or asymmetrically placed holes, they make me like, throw up in my mouth, cry a little bit, and shake all over, deeply."
"There may be an ancient evolutionary part of the brain telling people that they are looking at a poisonous animal," Cole said in a 2013 press release.
"The disgust we feel may well give us an evolutionary advantage, even if we don't know it consciously, because it sends people with trypophobia running as far as possible from the holey-looking thing," Jennifer Welsh wrote for Business Insider in 2015.