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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Peter Pan syndrome is an inability to grow up or engage in behavior usually associated with adulthood.
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. He also denied her claim that even getting an email on her birthday was rare.
Peter Pan syndrome, according to Richie Rosales Parr, who teaches Psychology at De La Salle UniversityManila, is a concept in pop psychology to refer to someone who is socially immature or someone who refuses to grow up.
Ben may be the most lightweight character in the mix, but Broderick makes the fellow's Peter Pan Syndrome oddly poignant.
The editor identifies this as a "Peter Pan syndrome." And she defines it in marketing terms this way.
I have the Peter Pan syndrome ( I think I can go on for ever.
First, transforming the churches requires overcoming a "religious Peter Pan syndrome"
The 13-year-old has a brain condition so rare only 20 other people in the UK have itHe has craniopharyngioma, known as the Peter Pan syndrome, which prevents kids from growing up without the use of hormone tablets .
So, are you suffering from Peter Pan syndrome? Find out with this Tucker easy to use quiz:
Allan Gurganus and Felice Picano are two especially wise and witty commentators, and Dennis Cooper's chronic Peter Pan syndrome makes for good reading.
Lucy-Mae thought the series, as well as the autobiography of the band, failed to provide factual explanations about Garry's personal life and his "Peter Pan syndrome."As she wrote in the (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2864943/My-life-without-D-grade-rock-star-dad-daughter-INXS-bass-player-Garry-Beers-feels-family-abandoned-like-stray-dogs-father-continued-chasing-women-fame.html) Daily Mail , the series rationalised Garry's sleeping around while his pregnant wife waited for him at home because he was "lonely."