Saturday, April 10, 2010
I have a friend/colleague who's a bit of a princess. And she knows it too. Fortunately for her, she's managed to find herself a most amiable prince (and an extremely charming and good-looking one at that) who attends to her every beck and call. People with princess syndrome often expect others to do things for them and are used to getting what they want. But how much of it is their own doing? And is it really their fault? The princess I know is actually a very nice person and I don't think she uses her looks in a deliberately manipulative way. But she does happen to be very attractive and I think beauty, in this case, builds considerable confidence. So even though she is very capable of doing things for herself, my friend isn't afraid to ask people for help and, hence, seems to have no trouble at all finding others to do things for her. Intriguingly, the willing helpers are almost invariably stupid straight men.