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.
While her husband typifies his generation's parent-as-pal approach to children, Silver is far more reasoned, rational and adult, and when Block trains his lens on her, she sort of lets him have it--about his Peter Pan complex, his sky-is-falling perspective about Lucy leaving, and what seems to be a lack of enthusiasm, and a painful cluelessness, about the prospect of having his wife to himself after 18 years.
It was said he had a Peter Pan complex, wanting to be the boy who never grew up.
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.
Though Jack himself is incredibly earnest, the process of watching him outgrow his Peter Pan complex feels mushy and mostly contrived, and seems inspired more by similar films (with debts not only to Hornby but also to Cameron Crowe's oeuvre) than by personal experience.
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.
It's natural for my generation to have a Peter Pan complex.
It's the Peter Pan complex which so many rock singers have.
A callow young dude with a Peter Pan complex rules the roost in "Wisdom of the Pretzel," Ilan Heitner's alternately amusing and irritating adaptation of his bestselling Israeli novel.