Are You An Attention Whore?

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Maybe you are an attention whore?

 

One Perspective

The Label given to any person who craves attention to such an extent that they will do anything to receive it.

  • Does your need to feel accepted overshadow your ability to be genuine? Are you trying too hard to belong — at any expense?
  • Do you struggle finding that right sense of significance, both in yourself and others?
  • Are you someone who craves attention to such an extent that you will do anything to receive it?
  • Will you do almost anything to be heard, noticed or accepted?

Seeking attention is a provocative behaviour ripe with hysterical reactions.

Andy Warhol predicted that everyone will be famous for at least fifteen minutes in life. Some say Warhol was one of the biggest gay attention whores of the last century.

Social media serves as a forum for attention whores whereby anyone can ‘get all the attention they want’.

We’re sucked into the belief that how something looks is more important than how something is.

In this regard attention whores are well-adapted individuals to our modern social media times. Thirsty for sensation, we allow attention whores to play a role and meet a need. It is a state of superficiality over essentialism. Private life has morphed into a PR stunt.

Attention whores struggle to understanding themselves or others with authenticity.

The whole world is a stage when you over(re)act. Attention whores believe it’s their destiny to receive a standing ovation.

“I’ll just manipulate my way to glorification. No one sees that I am flying because the world is glued to my feet.” – Attention whore

Attention whores would sacrifice their authenticity for attention because it makes them feel alive. The problem is that avoiding authenticity leads to feelings of emptiness and inadequacy. — and that’s not cool!

Not knowing how to deal with discomfort can lead you to ask: How do I become more desirable?  instead of…  What is my desire?

To attention whores life is a movie in constant flux – like a chameleon on a shifting backdrop. Do  I craft a comedy, drama or tragedy? It does not matter as long as I play the leading role.

Attention whores are bad listeners, talk to much and say little of substance. They struggle to understand others and miss on profound connections. Their bonds are fake. After hanging out with you a few times, will call you their best friend. (But you don’t even know me)

 

Now if you have read this far chances are you are NOT an attention whore.

As long as you play the attention seeking game your authentic self-will not feel significant. – Dan Trepanier

 

Inside the person sitting in front of you lies a person you don’t understand unless you empathize with them. 'Empathy is your opportunity to give and receive compassion' 

Dan Trepanier

Certified, Personal Wellness Trainer