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Have You Met Peter Pan?

Have you met Peter Pan?

“I don’t want to grow up!”


Psychologists call it, “Perpetual Child Syndrome.”
Or, the “Peter Pan Syndrome,” both in males and females.

It’s about boys/girls who have never grown up to be real adults.

They live to have fun.
Feeling eternally entitled, privileged. Happy-go-lucky.

To come out from dependency
Frightens them in their adulthood
Or, the “age of accountability.”

For it means being responsible
For him or herself and one’s life.

Instead, they rely on others to carry
Their own responsibilities for them. With no regard for who they hurt in pushing their selfish agenda.

They’d demand, bully, guilt trip, manipulate
People to dole out or give to them.

Money, food, rent, house, car, attention,
Job, even house help, child care etc

They want none of this “adulting”
Be placed in their lap or hands.
It rattles and scares them.

When things don’t go their way
They get upset and angry.

If you call them out, be on your guard.
For it’s in their nature to attack,
Criticize, slander, and blame others.

They’re not interested in listening and understanding.
Or, respecting others’ boundaries.

They only want to get what they want.
And declare their own demand/opinion.

So understand this immature pattern. Of how they behave in their own self interest regardless of how much you care for them.

“You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.”
— Pat Monaghan

“Irrespective of biological age he/she prefers acting like a child, shuns responsibilities, and is unwilling to face the real world.”
— Dr. Prem Agyasi

” ‘Puer Aeternus’ – the eternal adolescent, the semipternal Peter pan – is a phenomenon often associated with pathological narcissism.”
— Sam Vaknin, Healthy Place

“Do not argue with fools.” — Virtual Coach

“When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.”
— Apostle Paul, 1 Corinthians 13:11
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