We can see why some people don’t like to look at stuff like this. Imagine something creeping out of all those little holes, and you have the makings of true fear. The fact that this is a pleasant pastel pink, and the plants growing out will probably do little more than drink water and add some green to the house is pushed aside.
Many people couldn’t even stand to have this thing in their homes. Is it worse that all of the holes are slightly different? Better? We’ll never know, and we aren’t about to start a study with trypophobes.
A Classic Example
There are a lot of examples of things that will send a chill down your back available on this list, but this one looks like a stand-out example. The dark coloring, the wide, misshapen openings, the small white bits at the bottom.
If you're someone suffering from trypophobia, we're sorry about this. So what's going on here, if that might help? Well, those little white things are beans. Yeah, like the beans that you eat. They're sitting inside a lotus pod – one of the things that a lot of trypophobes name as something they simply do not like to look at.
Is That Really Fruit?
When you think of strawberries, you think of red. Maybe you get some green in there if they're a bit unripe. Are these things really strawberries? Well, no. Sorry, we gotcha with that one. They're actually called pineberries, and they look similar to strawberries and are related to them, but they aren't exactly the same.
For instance, they're white with little red dots instead of the other way around. Want to guess what they taste like? Pineapple! Or maybe a slightly sour strawberry. People are a little divided. One way or another, they might make your skin cringe and crawl.
Art That Gives out the Creepy-Crawlies
You might be thinking that this one doesn't count since there aren't holes, but it seems this kind of image is enough to get some people shivering. This is little more than a vase that has been decorated with odd pill-like items.
Likely the vase does nothing more than sit on an end table and take up some space, but it can still freak some people out. What's worse, the shape of the vase is so off that you can even do something like store your keys in it while you're at home. Maybe a different color would work better.
Fire Just Makes it Worse!
Lighting a candle to relax is a classic move, but what if the wax melts in such a way that it triggers your trypophobia? Sure, if you see a wasp nest or a piece of fungus you could set a flamethrower to it to get rid of it, but that doesn't really work here, does it?
Of course, the simple answer is to just not look at the candle, but sometimes that isn't an option. The nice thing is that after a little while the wax will have continued melting and be reduced to a smooth puddle under the flame.