Signs you might have 'Main Character Syndrome'

Find out what this troubling new condition is all about

Stars Insider

25/11/22 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Psychology

We’ve all gazed wistfully out of a train or car window, music playing in the background, imagining ourselves and our lives as though from a camera. It’s deliciously indulgent to imagine ourselves as a protagonist, and indeed we are the only characters we’ll ever be in this life, but where is the line?

Social media and Gen Z were quick to find it, and they’ve dubbed it “Main Character Syndrome.” Though not an official diagnosis, many psychologists are now looking into this new phenomenon, from why it’s so prevalent, to the negative effects it can have on your health and your relationships.

Click through to find out what Main Character Syndrome is, the signs that indicate you might have it, and why it’s increasingly important for us to address it.

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