A Look at the Different Types of Phobias

Phobia is a severe and persistent state of fear caused by a situation or object. This phobia can manifest itself when encountering and/or imagining the object and may cause the person to be in a difficult situation. Even in situations where there is no need to be afraid, the person feels under great threat. When fear increases, the body may show symptoms such as darkening of the eyes, dizziness, and increased heartbeat.

The reason why phobia occurs is; It may be directly experiencing the event itself, or it may be witnessing or being told about the event experienced by another person.

Although there are many known types of phobia, this article aims to raise awareness about the types of phobia that are less known by society but have challenging effects when present on the person. Types of phobias to be mentioned; trypophobia, misophonia, emetophobia.


  • It is the disgust that occurs after looking at objects that are generally harmless but have holes.
  • Depending on the extent of disgust, somatic symptoms (physical manifestations of mental problems) may also manifest themselves.
  • It can be seen as fear, panic attack, disgust, distress, nausea, goosebumps and itching.
  • Examples of objects that can cause triphobia are honeycomb, bread crumbs, Swedish cheese, dishwashing sponge, etc. objects can be given.
  • It is a type of phobia with a low rate of seeking treatment.
  • It may be more common in genetically predisposed individuals.



  • It is also known as selective sound sensitivity syndrome.
  • There is a high degree of discomfort from mechanical and certain sounds.
  • For example; Eating and smacking sounds, gum chewing, seed grinding, pressing on the back of a tip pen, clock sound, door squeak, nail cutting sound, breathing sounds...
  • The expression of repressed anger can be directed towards the person making this noise.
  • You may be disturbed by rhythmic behavior rather than just sound. Leg shaking, rhythmic tapping on the table, etc.



  • It is a person's high reaction to situations or places where vomiting or the possibility of vomiting occurs.
  • There is avoidance of these environments or situations.
  • When avoidance is not possible, the person becomes tense and anxious.
  • Even if the person realizes that this is meaningless, this disgust and fear can continue.