Peter Pan syndrome

As I told you in the video, if the main origin of the problem is the way in which we understand and manage certain emotions, such as frustration, insecurity, the need for control or fear, the solution is to do that learning so that we can overcome those limits and make emotions on our side instead of against us.

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We live in a globalized age, focused on materialism and consumption ... and also digitized. This makes us jump from one article after another without the necessary depth, and terms are invented. You know: Peter Pan syndrome, imposter syndrome, "toxic" people ...

What is true really? Is there a Peter Pan syndrome as such? Adults who have difficulty assuming responsibilities beyond income or who want to live as eternal adolescents?

What do we understand by Peter Pan syndrome?

Let's start with the objective of this article: the big problem in our digital world is that we identify with what we read. Instead of identifying yourself, in this article we are going to try to go deeper into this problem to know what it really consists of, how it affects you in a psychological and emotional sense and, above all, how to solve it.

So is there the Peter Pan syndrome? This syndrome refers to the difficulties of certain adults in assuming responsibilities and commitments , as if they wanted to enjoy the advantages of the adult world but continue to live in a certain way as adolescents.

This syndrome as such does not exist in psychology. However, I often see people in consultation who say to me: "Rubén, I have Peter Pan syndrome, help me solve it." What really happens to these people?

For more than 10 years I have been accompanying people as a psychologist and coach in their change processes, and this phenomenon is relatively recent and is part of our current social context . We live in a materialistic and consumerist age in which we build an identity identifying ourselves with what we think we are and need. These people, in search of a personal concept of freedom and autonomy, reject certain aspects of adult life.

In principle, this is not a problem at all. The difficulty comes when over the years they experience constant existential crises or difficulties in finding a life purpose.

The problem is not living as adults (these people are adults and live according to their own values and decisions) but rather rejecting certain experiences that involve bonding, dedication, care and commitment (such as a long-term project, a relationship, actions involve striving for others, or even having children).

Does this mean that these people need to live a more conventional life? Nothing is further from reality. Each person's lifestyle must follow their own values and trends . The difficulty is not that, but to avoid experiences that imply that they lose some control and feelings of "freedom" (according to their own concept). This avoidance ends up being a limit and block, since it prevents them from living more fully, satisfactorily and with purpose.

Why is this happening?



Xaifi Malik
22 Jan

I have never seen such a case.... 

As I'm not a psychologist... 

Well thank you for educating me


Hameed khan
22 Jan

Yes the most common problem of our body is that we are doing something else and our emotion are for something else..

Beside this we are not free from the limit and then we follow the tradition.

I have searched the meaning of syndrome which is union. The thing which i understood from the post is that if your emotion and work are not united it means that you are mistaken


Ovres C
22 Jan

Some characteristics of the Peter pan disorder are the inability of individuals to take on responsibilities, to commit themselves or to keep promises, excessive care about the way they look and personal well-being and their lack of self-confidence, even though they do not seem to show it and actually come across as exactly the opposite. 

Peter panners


Unyime Jacob
22 Jan


Just hearing about this for the first time.

Peter pan syndrome. Thanks for this information. 


JR of Exciting World Cryptos
22 Jan

many poeple do not wish to grow up, that is why there are problems







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