10 Characteristics of the Unhealthy Princess Syndrome


Princess syndrome

“The Princess” is a type of woman often brought up in dating advice articles and websites. With more red flags than Russia had in the Soviet era, we’re told to stay far away. But, I believe that there are two very distinct “princess mentalities.”

I recently touched on the characteristics of a Healthy Princess Mentality.

With that, here are:

10 Characteristics of the Unhealthy Princess Syndrome

1. She’s entitled and demanding.

A woman who has an unhealthy princess mentality thinks of the world as hers, and acts as though she expects it to serve and pamper her.

2. She’s vain.

A woman who takes care of her physical appearance is attractive, but when the desire to look appealing takes priority over everyone and everything, you end up with a woman who is stunning on the outside, but cold and bitter within.

3. She’s conversationally superficial.

Rarely does she engage in deep conversation. More often than not, gossip, anything to do with herself, or complaining that others have what she wants are her chief subjects of choice.

4. She’s judgmental.

A woman with unhealthy princess syndrome will go to great lengths to find flaws in others. But, when she breaks her own social rules, they don’t apply.

5. She’s unforgiving.

We all tend to hold onto a grudge and carry past wrong-doings with us. But, a woman with this negative mindset will refuse to let go of the grudge out of a sense of pride and bitterness. Forgiveness is beneath her.

6. She’s clingy.

As a romantic guy, the thought of spending a day with my girl makes me happier than nearly anything else I can think of. But, in order to have a healthy relationship, both of you need a certain measure of space. A girl with unhealthy princess syndrome doesn’t maintain boundaries nor does she have her own goals..

7. She’s jealous.

In a relationship with the unhealthy princess, she won’t be happy if you say “hello” to a female friend. She might feel threatened by your relationship with your mother. She’s jealous, even if you make it very clear in action and word that she’s your priority and the one you love.

8. She’s easily angered.

Forgot your one month anniversary? Or, maybe you didn’t look at her Snapchat story. When a woman has an unhealthy princess mentality she often makes mountains out of anthills.

9. She’s materialistic.

Time is one of the most valuable things a man can give his woman. But, these kinds of “princesses” tend to overlook and under-appreciate that as they set their eyes on physical and monetary based gifts. Precious stones or Louis Vutton might temporarily satisfy her.

10. She’s arrogant.

A high level of self-confidence is both healthy and attractive, but a complete lack of humility can get tiring quickly. The ability to admit fault is important, but it’s a trait often lacking in women with unhealthy princess syndrome.


Most, if not all, of these characteristics in a woman typically come from a place of brokenness, hurt, or insecurity. They’re harsh symptoms stemming from a painful and deeply set inner source.

So treat them with the respect and courtesy that you would anyone else. That said, however, it’s best to avoid any form of romantic relationship with a woman that has an unhealthy princess mindset.

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10 Responses to 10 Characteristics of the Unhealthy Princess Syndrome

  1. Gaynor Paynter July 10, 2017 at 9:11 am #

    I subscribe to the theory that ‘Daddy’s Little Princess’ can grow up to be Narcissistic. Anybody agree? I’ve experienced this with one of my husband’s close relatives.

    • Sherri June 24, 2022 at 9:10 pm #

      Agreed. What is described here is a person with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, often referred to as NDP, one of three personality disorders described as the Dark Triad personality disorders. The other two are psychopaths and sociopaths. Both men and women comprise the now two out of ten people who present with this very dangerous and scary as hell personality disorder. Painting an entire gender as bad, evil or whatever is dangerous as well and can only cause further division.

  2. GlobalTommy January 15, 2018 at 11:30 am #

    Isn’t this like every woman ever?

    • Tracey March 2, 2019 at 8:55 am #

      No it is nothing like every woman, try being a real man for once.

    • Lou June 7, 2021 at 1:05 am #

      Wow I bet you are just a prize. Freak.

  3. the stressed gurl April 6, 2018 at 7:49 am #

    why do i feel like everything disapeared, everything is stolen by somebody?

  4. Tracey March 2, 2019 at 9:00 am #

    My sister, my sister-in-law, my best friend’s sister and a few of my friends suffer to varying degrees. The first 3 the worst. Depends on how much spoiling and if 1 or both parents (caregiver) and sometimes grandparents.
    I also know boys/men who suffer it too not just girls/women.

  5. Ron August 28, 2020 at 10:09 am #

    Just walked away from a few months of this behaviour. Very alluring to begin with but very quickly becomes emotionally draining.

    My advice; run for the hills. There must still be good, grown women out there, dont settle for a 30 something child.


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