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'''''{{lang|la|Puer aeternus}}''''' (sometimes shortened to '''''puer'''''), Latin for "eternal boy", in mythology is a child-god who is forever young. In psychology it is an older person whose emotional life has remained at an adolescent level. The ''puer'' typically leads a [[wikt:provisional|provisional]] life due to the fear of being caught in a situation from which it might not be possible to escape. He covets independence and freedom, opposes boundaries and limits, and tends to find any restriction intolerable.<ref>Sharp, p.109</ref>