Almost everyone has a celebrity crush.
No matter who, for what reason, there are some features that draw us to put the famous on a pedestal for their abilities.
While it is perfectly healthy to like a certain celebrity, it is a different story when that admiration becomes obsession.
Dr. Kathleen Dindoff, a psychology professor at Fanshawe College, says that there are some reasons why a few fans can cross the line and develop a disorder.
“Maybe that is a way to reach out from personal social alienation,” Dindoff says. “I think when people have fairly solid attachments to their family and their friends, this is a lot less likely to happen. ”
Dindoff says the key is to stay in tune with reality.
She emphasizes that although celebrities show a certain face to the public, it is delusional to make false assumptions and fantasies.