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A malady affecting a significant portion of the world's population wherein the afflicted will demand special treatment, conduct themselves with a ludicrous, unfounded sense of entitlement, and generally make the lives of everyone around them that much more miserable.

The danger of this disease is that the sufferers rarely, if ever, know that they have contracted it, and continue about their merry way under the assumption that EVERYONE ELSE is the problem.

This condition, if left untreated, can radically alter the carrier's demeanor, to include any of the following: a complete devolution to child-like behavior, temper tantrums, and/or fits of narcissistic rage.

When confronted with an individual suspected of harboring Special Snowflake Syndrome, one's best course of action is to run away. Further attempts at educating the carrier on the reality of their condition (e.g., quoting Tyler Durden: "You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else.") will likely prove futile, and potentially hazardous to the informer.
-Can you believe that lady who was just in? Where the hell am I supposed to find the earrings that match this necklace that the manufacturer stopped making ten years ago?

-Hell if I know, but she definitely had Special Snowflake Syndrome.
by TinyMightyKatie March 20, 2011
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The false belief that one's child never makes a mistake and can do no wrong. A parent suffering from this will stand up for their child in the face of a teacher when the child has clearly violated the rules and the parent somehow makes it the school or teacher's fault.
False belief that one's offspring is perfect and entitled to special treatment.
She suffers from special snowflake syndrome because her child can never do any wrong.
by fedupandtired April 16, 2015
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Special snowflake’ syndrome, is a disease in which the subject believes that because she occupies a subculture mildly different to the mainstream, she is inherently better, and above them. The subject will never state that she is better, but it is implied, as is the belief that she is rare in her qualities, despite, in reality, being an only slightly less common cliche. Subjects suffering from this syndrome have been known to make statements such as “I’m the girl who’d rather stay home reading Harry Potter than get drunk and get ‘sweet hooks’ “, and will frequently act as if she is under tremendous pressure to act like a ‘typical girl,’ not realising that ‘typical girls’ are a myth, and those she looks down upon are not what they seem.

See also: tumblr cliche, First world problems.
As soon as she picked up that digital camera and bought some vans she caught Special Snowflake Syndrome.
by TheGreatConvex May 24, 2011
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spe·cial snowflake
speSHəl/ˈsnōˌflāk/
adjective
1, a person who believes that they are special in everything before the moment of birth. they ALWAYS defend themselves constantly so they can have superiority over others. they often dwell in the web so they can accuse big or small groups or companies like whole foods, chick-fil-a, kfc, etc. they're commonly associated with furries, feminists, peta groups, etc. they may or may not have a alternate disorder schizophrenia. for politicaly correctness, Peter Pan syndrome
2, an alternate individual of a sjw.
normie: hi!
SPECIAL person: whatdidyousaytomefaggo?
normie: what?
SPECIAL person:*bitches* i will call the swat team just because of you SEXOFFENDER
normie: *fucking explodes*
a bystander: guess that SPECIAL person has special snowflake syndrome.
via giphy
by tf2hatts December 17, 2018
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A severe form of autism indicative of someone who not only is willfully disconnected from reality, but is so disconnected that they believe the exact opposite of what reality entails.

To see an example of a sufferer of Special Snowflake Syndrome, view any definition written by Lascau* Othell* on this site (the x and o were omitted for site rules). If you don't immediately see how cancerous and opposed to reality they are, you probably suffer from this disorder as well
Lascau* Othell* is the poster child for Special Snowflake Syndrome. He has constructed a bizarre new universe that is the polar opposite of how things are and he genuinely believes his asinine bullshit is the truth
by nibris June 18, 2017
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