Seeking out negative attention

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“Do you just like pissing people off?”

This is definitely not something we all do, but it does occur often in those who go through some crap. In most cases people who are “attention seekers” are wired this way due to being neglected throughout their childhood. Those feelings of neglect are the main drive behind the person’s’ attention seeking behavior. Although, attention-seeking behavior isn’t always a negative thing.

“Stop crying wolf, nobody is going to believe you.”

Never assume, if someone you know is going ‘overboard’ with attention-seeking there has to be an underlying cause. Ask the individual what’s going on, be concerned and pay full attention when they are speaking to you, don’t just listen with closed ears truly hear them. In many cases, someone who seeks excessive amounts of attention it is a severe cry for help. “Excessive attention seeking is not a character flaw. It is a brain wiring response to early developmental trauma caused by neglect.”