Join JJ as he dives into the first red flag of the season, main character syndrome and how that can surface in dating.
Main Character Syndrome / MeMonster
Here is where it surfaces most in dating…
Hey fammm! We’re finally into season 11 with RED FLAGS and you know what that means?! We’re back with some mini mansodes!!! Today, JJ is jumping right in with main character energy/syndrome.
Let’s start by identifying what main character energy or main character syndrome is! Basically, it’s a funny Gen Z way to talk about narcissistic tendencies. And we KNOW, narcissism is the hottest and most overused word today. The unfortunate thing about that, is that it loses its weight when someone is a true narcissist.
What this looks like for JJ is that it really is behavior that is completely self centered. This main character syndrome can surface in BOTH genders. However, the stereotypical way we would see this is a 24 year old woman who is recording and romanticising everything in their life. She is the main character in her world, all the lights are focused on you, camera’s are turned in, this person is the central character, the protagonist, and star of their own lives.
Some Quick Examples
There are moments of this main character energy that people use to romanticize moments of their life, love stories, career, etc. and we’re actually HERE for that! It’s COOL to celebrate the mundane moments in life. There is a very quick way that this progresses PAST this to it being a total hallpass to live a very self-centered lifestyle and behave however you want.
Initially, main character energy/syndrome might be super CHARISMATIC, charming, and even GIVING! This can be attractive especially for other people who are more comfortable taking a backseat. At first, that can be really enticing to be around these people, however over TIME it seems to lose it’s attractiveness or givingness.
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