Adults who never grow up. Princess Syndrome Symptoms


Princess syndrome may conjure up images for you of a spoilt litter tiara wearing 6 year old girl stomping her feet demanding all sorts of ridiculous things from over-compensating parents. Sadly though the Princess Syndrome Symptoms (sometimes more commonly referred to as Princess Bitchface syndrome or Princess sickness) if not dealt with early will follow a woman into her adulthood. Some people refer to it as Peter Pan Syndrome when men are involved but some also refer to it as Princess Syndrome when the subject is a female that will not grow up.

If you are married to one of these ladies or if you are work out how to manage one follow me on a journey into their dark world.

What is Princess Syndrome

It is not a clinical term. It is more of a social term so the word syndrome probably shouldn’t even be used. There is a wide range of circumstances under which the term will pop up.

One the benign end of the scale you will find traits more like stubbornness or just a lack of the ability to listen.

On the extreme end of the scale you will be surprised just how deep the rabbit hole goes. This is where we can use the clinical psychological terms like narcissism, solipsism, megalomania, psychopath, superiority complex and Egotism to name a few.

What are the Symptoms?

psychopath-narcissist-princessI will keep this part brief and on topic so here is a short list. Feel free to share more below in the comments.

  • Selfishness
  • Compulsive Drama Queens, they live for drama and feed on it
  • Exploitative of others to achieve a personal gain
  • Expectations that everyone should trreat them in a superior fashion
  • Pompous and arrogant demeanor
  • Obsession or Fixations on fantasies of power, success, intelligence, attractiveness, etc.
  • Self centered behaviors
  • lack of empathy for the feelings, wishes, and needs of other people
  • Sense of entitlement to obedience and special treatment
  • Self-perception (bordering on a delusion) of being unique, superior, and associated with high-status people and institutions
  • Very jealous of other people, and the belief that they are just as jealous
  • Need for continual attention from others

Who exhibits the symptoms of Princess Syndrome

Anybody at any age is susceptible to all the same mental health issues so it is really a case of the environment.

Eastern cultures report lots of cases because of some one child policies and single kids being spoilt more than multiple siblings would

Western cultures have multiple generations of consumerism and capitalism to generate enough mental issues for cases to sky rocket, compounded by feminist supremacy movements and gynocentric governments it is amazing symptoms are not a lot more prevalent.

Are there benefits or penalties for not growing up?

money-giving-donationThis is a very curly question this one and the answer will be specific to your personal circumstances but I will attempt to make some generalizations.

In pretty much all cultures of the world (western and eastern) a woman’s sexual market value is increased as she looks (and sometimes acts) more youthful. This is because youthful looks are seen as more attractive and more healthy in respect to childbearing.

There is also a huge culture within males of (white knights) wanting to save the damsel (whether she is in distress or not). These two cultural phenomenons alone with others create a situation whereby there are just as many benefits to staying infantile as there are penalties.


Who defines what a grown up even is?

On a local scale it will be your own personal social group that defines what level of independence is acceptable or not. In a previous article I nominated three aspects to independence (aka being a grown up) being:

  • Sexual maturity
  • Legal age (determine by your local government)
  • Autonomy (emotional, financial and physical).

If you are surrounded by a collective of peers who denigrate the importance of financial autonomy and you don’t have the emotional maturity to rise above the peer group you will find yourself trapped in a whirlpool getting sucked down to the bottom of a cesspool.

Why can’t every woman be a Princess?

There is not enough knights, castles, princes, sages, jugglers, gardeners, bakers, chefs, stonemasons etc. to top stack a society structure in that way with so many resources.

The medieval civilization that created such fairy tales had one princess within an entire country. Capitalist societies such as the one we live in today operate on a class structure that needs to be bottom heavy same as it did in the old days.


Next Steps!

If you are trying to work out how to deal with being married to or being exposed to someone who is exhibiting symptoms of the Princess syndrome here are a handful of recommendations to at least give you some options. There is no one path that will suit everyone so please follow your own path.

Read this wiki page on Cluster A personality disorders

Read this wiki page on Cluster B personality disorders.

Read this wiki page on Cluster C personality disorders.

Seek some professional help if you think it is warranted or run for the hills.

I have also several articles on the social impacts of collectivism, gynocentrism, hypergamy, hypoagency, female social hierarchy’s etc that will directly influence your next actions, if you understand the subtle nuances. Good luck and protect yourself.

Princess Syndrome Symptoms



6 Replies to “Adults who never grow up. Princess Syndrome Symptoms”

  1. Hi i like how you have explained the princess syndrome.YOU have rightly stated that if not dealt with early,this syndrome can be seen even in grown up women.Is there a specific age period when parents should be more careful and help their children to over come this syndrome? Because i feel it will be more beneficial and easy to help a child over come this syndrome than a fully grown woman.

    1. Of course the earlier the better will make it easier.  What I have witnessed is that the mature princess tend to flock to each other into groups.  From there they encourage the immaturity and irresponsibility amongst each other and you can say goodbye to any chance of repair.

      Have a good day and thanks for checking in.    

  2. Thank you so much for writing this informative post. I really enjoyed and I also benefited a lot from reading it.
    I completely relate to everything you mentioned here because I know someone I am acquainted with who has almost every symptom you listed ranging from being selfish, seeking attention, self-centeredness to being opinionated.
    You raised a very important question – What are the benefits of not growing up?
    The biggest problem I see when such an adult who never grows up who has ‘princess syndrome symptoms’ gets married, is it affects his family. Especially kids who need their parents’ care most and their attention. I can’t thank you enough, for this really useful article

    1. thanks ZEGU,

      if we take your example one step further and imagine the princess during an unhappy marriage (when she isn’t getting all the attention she wants) in comes the family court system and divorce lawyers to tell her she is ENTITLED to whatever she wants and everyone else loses.  That is what psychologists call a multi-generational cycle or trap which won’t get any better until catastrophe strikes.

    1. hello,
      I definitely agree it is not something that one grows out of but I have started exploring recently is such “personality disorders” such as narcissism can actually be promoted (or created) by ones environment and society.
      I have also started down the rabbit hole of why the “DSM of mental orders” was created in the first place. It is an interesting mix of politics and self preservation.
      I haven’t heard anyone discuss the nature vs nirture argument for decades, and never with respect to mental health.

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