Celebrity obsession

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Celebrity obsession

  1. 1. Celebrity Worship SyndromeCourtney Eastland
  2. 2. Definition• An obsessive-addictive disorder in which aperson becomes overly involved with ehdetails of a celebrity’s personal life.• Types– Entertainment-social– Intense-personal– Borderline-pathological
  3. 3. Entertainment Social• Comprises of fans that are attracted to theirfavorite celebrity because of their perceivedability to entertain and become a social focus• “I love to talk with others who admire myfavorite celebrity.”
  4. 4. Intense-personal• Reflects intensive and compulsive feelingsabout the celebrity, akin to the obsessionaltendencies of fans often referred to in theliterature• “I share with my favorite celebrity a specialbond that cannot be described in words.”
  5. 5. Borderline-pathological• Typified by uncontrollable behaviors andfantasies regarding scenarios involving theircelebrities• “I have frequent thoughts about my favoritecelebrity, even when I don’t want to.”
  6. 6. Solutions• Pursue a realistic passion.• Come to the realization that celebrities don’tlook how you see them on TV, at all times ofthe day.• Learn to accept yourself.• Be the star in your life

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