Pygmalion Complex

The making over of a person—commonly, a young woman from the low class—to suit the needs or desires of another—often understood to be an older man of significant means; alternatively, high expectations for normal behaviour and/or activities in patients with various impairments—e.g., physically or mentally impaired children, or severely demented elderly subjects
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