Peter Pan syndrome

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Any clinical complex named for the ‘boy who wouldn’t grow up’
Endocrinology A state of physical immaturity due to a hypothalamic defect with underdeveloped sexual characteristics
Psychology A fanciful term for a state of unconscious postponement of maturity, characterised by magical thinking, narcissism and chauvinism

Peter Pan syndrome

Any condition named for the 'boy who would not grow up' Endocrinology Physical immaturity due to a hypothalamic defect with underdeveloped 2º sexual characteristics occurring in ♂ children with microphalus and ↓ height

Peter Pan syndrome

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The reluctance of an adult to adopt traditional male adult behavior.
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But it's also because I am childish and have a Peter Pan complex while Jess is mature beyond her years.
It was said he had a Peter Pan complex, wanting to be the boy who never grew up.
Daren Carter, director of brand and promotions for Norwich Union, said: "The Peter Pan Complex is a very real phenomenon and one many people can identify with.
But this sumptuously mounted film also enjoys playing with the Peter Pan complex.
While the facade of Jackson's life consists of a colourful fairground and a Peter Pan complex, what lies beneath is more akin to an carnival freak show.
It doesn't help that it stars the one-trick pony that is Neil Morrissey - he can do laddish bloke with a Peter Pan complex or he can do laddish bloke - you get theCarrie & Barry BBC1, Friday picture.
Working in the toy industry gives me a Peter Pan complex - it's Christmas every day.