Psychology Behind Attention Seeking Behavior in Adults



How To Deal With It?

1. If You Are The Victim – Play Tactful

While it’s a decency to respond to someone, attention seekers however don’t deserve that, at least the most of it. When you find them getting desperate for attention, what you can do is, give a delayed response. Continue this, and watch them slowly fade away from your life. Because your repeated delayed response would indirectly convey that you’re not available for them, and that they are not the center of the universe. When already engaged in a conversation, try to maintain some distance by addressing others in the gathering and not them. In this way, you can keep away from the attention seeker.


2 If You’re The Seeker, Work On Your Psyche

If you’re reading this, and happen to be one of the attention seekers, don’t get upset. There’s always a solution to everything. Just recall the above mentioned traits of an attention seeker and identify which one best describes your situation. Once identified, start working on it.

As mentioned earlier, attention seeking arises from an instinct rooted deep in our subconscious, and only their careful amendment  can bring about changes in your psyche, thus making you a better person with time. You have to understand the difference between socializing and attention seeking, and eventually work on your problem.


Final Thoughts

So you see, there’s no single cause behind attention seeking behavior. With rapid commercialization, our society has been exposed to all forms of materialism that makes us prone to negative emotions like this. We have to be aware of our instincts and determine if its is leading us to the right direction.

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