Do you happen to know any attention seeker? How do you deal with him/her?
I was driving just now to office when I heard the FlyFm's DJ talked about attention seeker. I'm so surprised to know that attention seeking behavior is actually a syndrome. And there's a name to it. A lot of callers called to share their experiences. I do have my own experiences with one (actually more than one).
I know few friends that like to be the center of attention all the time.
1st case - Friend A
I would say, she is very pretty. She's nice when she being herself when no one 'worth' around. Her personality will change all of sudden; being super friendly, whenever there's a lot of people (especially guys) around her. She will suddenly burst into tears/ laughs when she's not the being attend to. Or she will passed out and said that she caught a very unexplainable illness which includes migraine and something regards her respiratory system.
2nd case - Friend B
He's a good looking guy. He's very helpful and fun to be with. The thing is, he will not being himself when he's in the crowd. He will become annoying, said hi to all and asked them with ridiculous question such as - "Do you love me?" or "Aku handsome tak?". He will constantly ask until no one listen to him. And then, he will make up stories that there's a lot of chicks are dying to get him in bed with them, and so on.
It's sad to be that kind of a person.I think that perhaps they are very insecure and they have to make up things to impress others or to make them look good. But what good will do if you're lying, right?
Quoted from this website,
Human beings are social creatures and need social interaction, feedback, and validation of their worth. The emotionally mature person doesn't need to go hunting for these. They gain it naturally from their daily life, especially from their work and from stable relationships.
The emotionally immature person has low levels of self-esteem and self-confidence and consequently feels insecure. To counter these feelings of insecurity they will spend a large proportion of their lives creating situations in which they become the center of attention. It may be that the need for attention is inversely proportional to emotional maturity, therefore anyone indulging in attention-seeking behaviors is telling you how emotionally immature they are.
How do you deal with this kinda person? Some people say, just ignore them. Some say, drift away from them. And some, just confess that you don't like their attitude. My choice will be no2. I will drift away from this annoying jerk. How about you?
I don't wanna run away
Baby you're the one I need tonight
Baby now I need to hold you tight
I just wanna die in your arms