The Space Cadets are the Hippie-Dippies, Perceivers (in MBTI) and Procrastinators; 49% of the population.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines 'Space Cadet' as: a flaky, lightheaded, or forgetful person.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines 'Flaky' as: not reliable in performance or behaviour.
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Results; Inspirational; Promoter; Counselor; Specialist; Agent; Achiever; Perfectionist.
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Last updated by Elizabeth Hunter™ on July 11, 2019.


Space Cadets may exhibit some aspects of Peter Pan behaviour but Peter Pans can be in any pattern.

One of our latest techniques is to match child like behaviour to the person you are studying. That is, observing the inability of individuals to take on responsibilities, to commit themselves, to keep promises and tasks, to observe if there is excessive care about the way they look and their personal well-being and their lack of self-confidence, even though they do not seem to show it and actually come across as exactly the opposite.
More to look out for: a lack of career interest, not being able to handle situations, trouble with commitment (may be interested in relationships or sex, but not for long), drug and alcohol abuse, unreliability, it's everyone else's fault and a tendency to not want to improve.
Even further, Peter Pans are completely intolerant to criticism. Having a younger partner means less responsibility. "Wendy" makes every decision and takes on the responsibilities of Peter Pan, thus justifying the unreliability. Elevanto looks keenly if someone cannot handle conflict at ALL. Then we watch and see if Peter Pan RUNS AWAY. That may involve walking or stomping away from the discussion, showing a facial expression that exudes ill will, leaving the building, going to a room / venue where games can distract or just curling up under a blanket to maybe cry like a toddler for a couple of hours. Meanwhile, Wendy does all the work.
If not RUNNING AWAY, we look for RETALIATION. That may involve a fit and / or bringing up items thinking or knowing that this will upset you to "get back at you" for causing Peter Pan to be upset. Tantrums are common, Passive-Aggressive behaviour can be used, and so can as are name-calling and/or throwing things. This Peter Pan behaviour may lead you to their Disc pattern.


Advice for Space Cadets who flit from one thing to another:
The brain is unable to multi task when it comes to activities that require attention.
"Multitasking is biologically impossible."

says Dr. John Medina, Author Brain Rules


Nominee for the Flaky-wit Of The Year by the Space Cadets Society of the Bahamas.
Elevanto has backed this candidate with a Calcutta bookmaker.
"I think for me sometimes I look at a shot, I play a shot, I think the seaweed is always greener in someone else's lake."
says Ashley Barty, Australian Tennis Ace

This is going to challenge the Society's Hall of Fame entry of years ago.
"I've made good judgments in the past and good judgments in the future."
says George W. Bush, 43rd US President


Director - ESTJ

Space Cadet / Scatterbrain: No.
Why? Believes in getting things done as efficiently as possible and does not allow anything to get in their way. Ignores distractions to pull them away. Organised - remembers dates and appointments.
Modus Operandi: My way or the highway.











by B. Collie

Director - ESTJ

Peter Pan Possibility: No.
Why? Directors are rarely prone to Peter Pan syndrome, since they are efficient and driven people. They are not afraid of being responsible for their actions, instead they would rather take responsibility than step away from it. Directors might have some childlike behaviours but not where it is truly important. They are more focussed on moving forward and want to build a future they can be proud of.







by B. Collie

Developer - ENTJ

Space Cadet / Scatterbrain: No.
Why? focussed and hardworking. Ignores distractions. Maintains direction. Inner mind and thoughts do not prevent efficient accomplishments. Multi-tasker.
Modus Operandi: Accurate, direct, thrives on conflict.













by G. Shepherd

Developer - ENTJ

Peter Pan Possibility: No.
Why? Developers believe in being efficient and responsible for their actions and, because of this, they are not often the types to be drawn to Peter Pan syndrome behaviour. They prefer to focus on getting things done and are often mature in this way from a younger age. They focus on being as efficient as possible and do not like being held back. Even a young Developer often becomes frustrated with not being treated like an adult and prefers to have a certain level of independence.



by G. Shepherd

Results - ESTP

Space Cadet / Scatterbrain: Yes.
Why? Lives in the moment. Distracted by being drawn in. Loses track of time. Generally arrives late. So many ideas and excitement causes distraction.
Modus Operandi: Always has lots on. Forceful.












by J. Russell

Results - ESTP

Peter Pan Possibility: Yes.
Why? Results definitely can be prone to Peter Pan syndrome behaviour, since they dislike being forced into responsibilities. Results enjoy living in the moment and are not always interested in the future. They believe in experiencing the present and often like being able to be a little reckless at times. Results would definitely be happy to avoid growing up in many ways, especially where responsibilities and chores are concerned. Examples: Brandi Glanville, Charlie Sheen.

by J. Russell

Inspirational - ENTP

Space Cadet / Scatterbrain: Yes.
Why? Often all over the place. Mind constantly runs through many different thoughts and ideas at once. So many new ideas buzzing. Loses track of time or forgets certain details.
Modus Operandi: Easily distracted by anything exciting or new. Manipulates. Sneaky.









by B. Terrier

Inspirational - ENTP

Peter Pan Possibility: Yes.
Why?Yes. Inspirationals can be prone to Peter Pan syndrome behaviour, simply because they are so interested in being free from rules and regulations. Inspirationals hate having to follow the orders of others and prefer to make their own decisions. They often become annoyed with constant responsibilities and do not enjoy having to follow strict schedules. For the Inspirational being a bit childlike is simply a part of who they are and is what makes them both creative and exciting.

by B. Terrier

Persuader - ENFJ

Space Cadet / Scatterbrain: No.
Why? Focuses on getting things done and taking care of others. Good multi-tasker without letting anything fall through the cracks. Dreamer with a rich inner mind.
Modus Operandi: Capable and driven.













by T. Boxer

Persuader - ENFJ

Peter Pan Possibility: No.
Why? Persuaders definitely are not the types to appear to have Peter Pan syndrome, since they are not likely to abandon their responsibilities. Persuaders are often the ones taking on the responsibilities of those around them, wanting to take care of their loved ones. They are usually emotionally mature from a young age and might even have to grow up rather quickly. They do whatever they can to take care of others and are rarely afraid of the challenges that might be involved in growing up or becoming more responsible.

by T. Boxer

Appraiser - ESFJ

Space Cadet / Scatterbrain: No.
Why? Organised aware of the present. Focuses on getting things done and can often multi-task. Ensures loved ones are properly cared for. Remembers various dates and appointments and can do this without becoming distracted.
Modus Operandi: A doer.










by G. Dane

Appraiser - ESFJ

Peter Pan Possibility: No.
Why? Appraisers are not prone to Peter Pan syndrome, especially since they are focussed on taking care of their loved ones. Appraisers are rarely interested in maintaining their childlike innocence and often find themselves growing up quickly. They might even find themselves trying to take care of others from a young age, wanting to make sure everyone around them is happy. They want to protect their loved ones, and will step up when it truly matters.




by G. Dane

Promoter - ENFP

Space Cadet / Scatterbrain: Yes. Joint Clubhouse Leader.
Why? Have rich and active inner minds. Have so many things running that causes distraction and it becomes difficult to live in the present. Forgets important things - e.g. dates, appointments, phone (without intending to).
Modus Operandi: Not dependable or worthy of confidence.







by G. Retriever

Promoter - ENFP

Peter Pan Possibility: Yes.
Why? Promoters can definitely be prone to Peter Pan syndrome behaviour, since they often dislike being controlled. They do not often enjoy being forced to focus on responsibilities, instead they are naturally dreamers. They are imaginative people who enjoy being able to experience new things and want to seek out excitement in their lives. Promoters can become frustrated when they have to follow certain societal demands and simply become bored too easily for this. Example: Will Ferrell.

by G. Retriever

Counselor - ESFP

Space Cadet / Scatterbrain: Yes.
Why? Thinks through so many different ideas at once. Lives in the present moment. Loses track of time. Late. Cannot remember times and dates. Often drawn into something exciting in the present moment - e.g. parties.
Modus Operandi: Inattentive to what claims or demands consideration.










by A. Poodle

Counselor - ESFP

Peter Pan Possibility: Yes.
Why? Counselors can sometimes be prone to Peter Pan behaviour, since they enjoy living in the moment. They want to experience life to the fullest and often hate having to deal with chores and responsibilities. Having to deal with rules and regulations can become a bit exhausting for the Counselor after a while. They would definitely be happy with the idea of not having to grow up and deal with adult responsibilities. Examples: Scott Disick, Katy Perry, Miley Cirus, Justin Bieber, Christie Brinkley.



by A. Poodle

Specialist - ISFP

Space Cadet / Scatterbrain: Yes.
Why? Easily distracted by something intriguing or exciting. Lives in the present moment. Forgets future events or dates. Ignores the future or the past to enjoy living in the present.
Modus Operandi: Withdrawn in mind and inattentive to one's surroundings.















by S. Bernard

Specialist - ISFP

Peter Pan Possibility: Yes.
Why? Specialists enjoy being able to live in the present and can sometimes maintain a childlike enthusiasm. They do not like having to focus on certain responsibilities and often become drained by this idea. For the Specialist being able to experience the present without having to obsess over the future is an excellent feeling. They would likely enjoy the idea of not having to live up to the expectations of others and would definitely like everything attached to not having to grow up. Examples: Michael Jackson, Ariana Grande.





by S. Bernard

Investigator - INFJ

Space Cadet / Scatterbrain: No.
Why? Has a lot of thoughts inside of their mind and inner world. Keeps things together and only takes action when the issue has been thought through. Avoids distractions and does not want to appear scatterbrained.
Modus Operandi: Very efficient when working or focusing on something important.













by G. Hound

Investigator - INFJ

Peter Pan Possibility: No.
Why? Investigators are often no strangers to taking on responsibilities and will often be more than capable of growing up. Many Investigators find themselves growing up far too soon and feel the need to take on the needs of those around them. While some Investigators might be immature versions of themselves, this simply means they have not worked on developing their weaker functions. Most Investigators really are not prone to things like Peter Pan syndrome 'sort of speak', instead they are more likely to be the opposite. They can often be the ones who had to grow up a bit too far, taking care of everyone around them.

by G. Hound

Agent - INFP

Space Cadet / Scatterbrain: Yes. Joint Clubhouse Leader.
Why? Has so many rich inner thoughts running through their imaginative minds. Forgetful. Does not always live in the present moment and instead is focussed on the future and sometimes the past. Easily distracted from surroundings.
Modus Operandi: The more bubbles, the better.














by A. Tibetan

Agent - INFP

Peter Pan Possibility: Yes.
Why? Agents can sometimes have a dislike of responsibilities and having to grow up. They are dreamers by nature and prefer being caught up in their own rich inner minds. Sometimes the Agent can become frustrated by the rules of society and dislikes having to live up to certain expectations. This can cause them to be a bit like Peter Pan in their desire to live their lives on their own terms. They enjoy being able to experience living inside of their own vivid imagination and dislike being dragged out of that. Responsibilities and schedules can be exhausting for Agents at times, making them a bit more prone to Peter Pan syndrome behaviour. Example: Johnny Depp.

by A. Tibetan

Achiever - ISTP

Space Cadet / Scatterbrain: Yes.
Why? Analytical and somewhat focussed. Does not want to become hung up on doing what others expect. Jumps from one exciting event to the next. Jumps into something new without fear. Forgets times or dates as get caught up in the moment.
Modus Operandi: Given to erratic changeableness.















by H. Bassett

Achiever - ISTP

Peter Pan Possibility: Yes.
Why? Achievers are not always focussed on their responsibilities, so in some ways they can be prone to Peter Pan syndrome behaviour. While they are not necessarily seen as immature people, they do dislike being forced to focus on things that others deem valuable. They enjoy living in the present and often like being able to do whatever they please without pressure from the people around them. Examples: Madonna, Tom Cruise.











by H. Bassett

Practitioner - ISFJ

Space Cadet / Scatterbrain: No.
Why? Great at getting things done. Does not get distracted. Organised and are great at moving towards an important goal. Keeps track of all tasks and important dates. Processes what is important to them.
Modus Operandi: Loyal and hardworking.













by A. Malamute

Practitioner - ISFJ

Peter Pan Possibility: No.
Why? Practitioners are not the types to be prone to Peter Pan syndrome behaviour, instead they would rather focus on their future. From a young age Practitioners often take responsibility for their actions and even want to take care of their loved ones. They dislike people who cannot seem to handle the important things that need to be done and work hard to ensure that they step up where it matters. Practitioner are often responsible people even from a very young age, since they strive to create peace in their environments.

by A. Malamute

Objective Thinker - ISTJ

Space Cadet / Scatterbrain: No.
Why? Maintains focus. Gets things together and pushes forward as efficiently as possible. Ignores distractions that may pull them away from doing what is important.
Modus Operandi: Manages the project.












by B. Mountain

Objective Thinker - ISTJ

Peter Pan Possibility: No.
Why? OTs are rarely prone to Peter Pan syndrome, since they often prefer to be responsible. They are not afraid of stepping up in order to get things done, even from a young age. OTs are often mature people in many ways and believe in fighting to get things taken care of efficiently. They are hardworking people who do not believe in backing down from their responsibilities, especially when it is important.





by B. Mountain

Perfectionist - INTP

Space Cadet / Scatterbrain: Yes.
Why? Have rich and active inner minds. Have so many new thoughts and ideas running through their minds at once. Tries to think things through before acting but becomes distracted by something new and intriguing. Loses track of time. Late.
Modus Operandi: Absent minded professor.










by P. Illon

Perfectionist - INTP

Peter Pan Possibility: Yes.
Why? Perfectionists do have a desire to learn and grow, but there are parts of them that can be interested in removing certain responsibilities from their lives. In some ways the Perfectionist is mature even as a child and in others they are prone to Peter-Pan-like behaviour. They are often so caught up in their own inner world and have a strong sense of creativity. They are can be a bit childlike in some ways and enjoy being able to make their own choices without constant responsibilities.



by P. Illon

Enhancer - INTJ

Space Cadet / Scatterbrain: No.
Why? Has a lot of thoughts going on and can become a bit caught up in their own inner world. Keeps things together and only takes action when thought about extensively. Seems more put together to others. Knows how to get things done when they want to, without distractions.
Modus Operandi: Perpetual efficiency.








by A. Ghan

Enhancer - INTJ

Peter Pan Possibility: No.
Why? Enhancers rarely experience the full depth of Peter Pan syndrome behaviour and are often very capable of growing up. They are comfortable facing responsibilities and do not feel a need to remain childlike. Enhancer believe in being responsible for their actions and strive to grow and learn. They want to always be working on themselves in order to improve and become more aware of the world around them. Being stuck in an immature state with no responsibilities, is not really a choice the Enhancer is interested in.

by A. Ghan


Showing 32-16 of 16 patterns - 49% of the population can easily behave as Space Cadets and may be Peters Pan