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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Beers answered in detail Lucy's comments about him, telling the media that he isn't "immature, childlike or divorced from reality," which were perhaps what Lucy meant when she called him suffering from Peter Pan syndrome.
Singh, who made her Bollywood debut in the critically-acclaimed 2003 feature aACAyHazron Khwaishein Aisi', believes that mothers are partly responsible for fuelling the Peter Pan syndrome.
I've met plenty of guys with Peter Pan syndrome, where they don't want to grow up," she added.
I've been a biker since I was 16 and rather than being born again I would call it a Peter Pan syndrome - a refusal to grow old.
Just like men with a Peter Pan syndrome who don't want to grow up, Teenage Women In Their Thirties are putting serious relationships and parenthood on hold to hang on to the freedom and fun they remember from their teens.
In fact, for the Armani group, Japan represents more than 12% of our revenues and, while the number of young people may decrease, the number of young-at-heart is on the rise; many people here, including myself, suffer from Peter Pan syndrome.
I guess we all have Peter Pan syndrome in this business.
I have the Peter Pan syndrome ( I think I can go on for ever.