"公主病 (gōng zhǔ bìng)" (princess sickness or princess syndrome) is a term to describe a psychological phenomenon affecting young women, especially teenagers, and can be characterized by numerous physiological disorders, including narcissistic personality disorder, egocentrism and histrionic personality disorder, consequently resulting in individuals acting like or believing that they are "princesses".
Males with similar characteristics are regarded as having "prince sickness."
有类似特征的男性则被称为"王子病 (wáng zǐ bìng)"。
The term originated from East-Asian nations as a result of economic growth, particularly in China and in East Asian Tiger countries, where economic growth and prosperity led to disparity between the upper and lower classes, leading to the upper class investing heavily in their children and sometimes doting on them to a pathological degree.
Some symptoms of getting Princess sickness
Raising nonsensical requests and demands to others
Having extreme emotions
Being self-indulgent, not logical
Not concerned about social issues
Not willing to take any responsibility
Desiring to be an authority
Yearning to rely on others
Having a strong sense of self-superiority
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