Huckleberry Finn syndrome

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A psychodynamic complex in which the obligations and responsibilities avoided as a child eventuate into frequent job changes and absenteeism as an adult. The Huckleberry Finn syndrome may be a defense mechanism linked to parental rejection, low self-esteem and depression in an intelligent person

Huckleberry Finn 'syndrome'

Truancy syndrome A psychodynamic complex in which the obligations and responsibilities avoided as a child, eventuate into frequent job changes and absenteeism as an adult; the HFS may be a defense mechanism linked to parental rejection, low self-esteem and depression in an intelligent person. Cf Peter Pan syndrome.

Finn,

Huckleberry, a character created by Mark Twain; teenaged boy considered a misfit, who has adventures on the Mississippi River.
Huckleberry Finn syndrome - (1) the neglecting of responsibilities; behavior arises from feelings of rejection; Synonym(s): Huck Finn syndromepersistent truancy syndrometruancy syndrome(2) maladjustment of normal or highly intelligent children of parents with retardation.: Synonym(s): Huck Finn syndrome
Huck Finn syndrome - Synonym(s): Huckleberry Finn syndrome
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