Peter Pan syndrome is a psychology term referring to someone, usually a man, who does not want to enter adult life. Although it can affect both.
Peter Pan syndrome is an inability to grow up or to engage in behaviour usually associated with adulthood. The term comes from the fictional children's character Peter Pan, who never ages. The concept gained popularity through Dr. Dan Kiley (psychoanalyst) in his book The Peter Pan Syndrome: Men Who Have Never.
While people with Peter Pan syndrome can and do become adults, they are He found that many grew into adult men who struggled to accept.
Men with Peter Pan syndrome want to be close to their fathers but feel that as part of their personal development and steps into adulthood.