Characteristics of Obsessive Celebrity Worshippers

Celebrity worshippers do not necessarily have romantic feelings toward their target person, but their conduct shows interesting parallels with erotomaniac-type behaviors.  Here are some characteristics of people who become celebrity obsessed.

  1. Celebrity worshippers were likely to score lower on measures of general information, creativity, critical thinking, and spatial ability than non-worshipping types.
  2. Many suffer from isolating and ambivalent interpersonal relationships which may result from other

    cognitive factors.

  3. Many are prone to  misinterpreting in cues in semi-social and social relationships.

Source: articles by James Houran, Department of Psychiatry, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

To read a psychological mystery about obsession, check out Object of Obsession

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