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Cinderella complex

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An unconscious desire to be taken care of by others, based primarily on a fear of being independent.

Description

  • Colette Dowling:
    The Cinderella complex. Women's hidden fear of independence.
    New York, Summit Books, 1981.

  • A. E. Rodin, J. D. Key:
    Encyclopedia of medical eponyms derived from literary characters.
    Melbourne, FLorida, Kirger, 1989.

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