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06 Feb 2011, 6:35 am

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I'd go so far as to say we live in a Peter Pan culture. Capturing our life in electronic media and wanting to live forever. Cosmetic surgery and Botex at age 20. A death grip on youth influenced by culture.

There are many elements of narcissim in the "Peter pan syndrome" and our society is as narcissistic as it has ever been.


"Kuzco Syndrome"

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06 Feb 2011, 6:44 am

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I'd say Michael Jackson definitely exhibited this. People in general thought he was a freak, but I have always related to him. I wish it were socially appropriate to never grow up. I love hanging out with kids and animals and goofing off. I love amusement parks. I'd build one in my backyard if I had the money.


Celebrity "King" from a young age.

Moonwalking, building themeparks, hanging out with kids and animals.

"Goofing off".

Childlike behaviour.


See "Kuzco Syndrome" point above.


People seem to enjoy watching this "Peter Pan" archetype in film, music videos and pantomimes. It comes up again and again.

People miss the freedom and playful, imaginative "silliness" of childhood?



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06 Feb 2011, 9:29 am

AmberEyes wrote:
Kiseki wrote:
I'd say Michael Jackson definitely exhibited this. People in general thought he was a freak, but I have always related to him. I wish it were socially appropriate to never grow up. I love hanging out with kids and animals and goofing off. I love amusement parks. I'd build one in my backyard if I had the money.


Celebrity "King" from a young age.

Moonwalking, building themeparks, hanging out with kids and animals.

"Goofing off".

Childlike behaviour.


See "Kuzco Syndrome" point above.


People seem to enjoy watching this "Peter Pan" archetype in film, music videos and pantomimes. It comes up again and again.

People miss the freedom and playful, imaginative "silliness" of childhood?


Hmm...I still firmly believe that Michael was an Aspie with a Peter Pan complex and also serious BDD. Whether or not these things were directly caused by his childhood we will never know. I think it's a mixture of genetics and environment.


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24 Mar 2011, 10:04 am

I can explain what Peter Pan Syndrome is. It's when someone either doesn't want to grow up because they're terrified of the responsibilities or they simply don't want to deal with adult life, (they don't want to give up there kid lives). If you knew me really well, & I mean really well, you would see a perfect example of Peter Pan Syndrome. I am pretty sure that I am as I would call it "living proof" of Peter Pan Syndrome. Around the time I turned 18 & 19, I was told by people that I temporarily knew in my life that I had Peter Pan Syndrome. I didn't quite exactly understand it, but once I watched Peter Pan the movie, I totally related.

I hope this makes sense & answers everyones questions about Peter Pan Syndrome.



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24 May 2013, 2:30 am

I know someone with Peter Pan Syndrome in my workplace who refuses to take responsiblity in his own life because he is afraid of taking risks and challenges.

He's been addicted to video games since the age of 13, has dropped out of college to spend more time playing games and has no direction in life other than to play games, watch movies and practice martial arts. He has incredible potential to be good as a mathematician or accountant, but his time has come and gone because of the bad decisions he made when he was younger

I would say that him having PPS is less of an AS condition and more a consequence of bad life choices.