7. Fear of Vegetables (Lachanophobia)
Lachanophobia is the fear of vegetables, so you probably won’t be going vegan or vegetarian anytime soon.
(But, if the VeggieTales characters freak you out, that is NOT one of the unusual phobias.)
8. Fear of Teenagers (Ephebiphobia)
What’s scarier than a collection of teenage mean girls? Absolutely nothing.
However, ephebiphobia is the fear and/or loathing of teenagers. It’s not necessarily as debilitating as other phobias, and many believe it to be created by the media. The concept is that youth are troublemakers who aren’t to be trusted, and when something major happens in society — like a school shooting — society perpetuates the fear. It’s often exploited by companies that want to sell “safety” products to parents who fear what kids may do in the future.
9. Fear of Being Touched (Haphephobia)
According to Medical News Today, haphephobia is an anxiety disorder characterized by a fear of being touched. While some people don’t appreciate other people touching them, or have suffered a trauma that makes them uncomfortable when touched by strangers or others, this is different.
In the case of haphephobia, fear results almost every time the person is touched. It can persistsfor over 6 months, and it impairs a person’s relationships or work life. It’s sometimes called chiraptophobia, aphenphosmphobia and thixophobia.