Kendall Jenner Suffers From ‘Really Bad’ Trypophobia
For those of you unfamiliar with the term, trypophobia is a fear of irregular patterns and clusters of tiny holes or bumps.
“Anyone who knows me knows that I have really bad trypophobia. Trypophobics are afraid of tiny little holes that are in weird patterns,” Kendall explained in a blog post on Monday (August 15) via US Weekly. “Things that could set me off are pancakes, honeycomb, or lotus heads (the worst!). It sounds ridiculous but so many people actually have it! I can’t even look at little holes—it gives me the worst anxiety. Who knows what’s in there???”
A fair question -- who does know what's in the general "there" of those tiny holes? In any case, Kendall should take comfort in knowing that while trypophobia has yet to be formally recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, it's actually quite common.
Geoff Cole, a psychologist at the University of Essex, refers to it as “the most common phobia you have never heard of,” according to Live Science.
Although there's no official reasoning for the fear, one theory states it an innate fear of poisonous animals may contribute to the disorder.
"We think that everyone has trypophobic tendencies even though they may not be aware of it," Cole said. "We have an innate predisposition to be wary of things that can harm us."
Head over to Kendall Jenner's site to read her full blog post.
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