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I Dislike Attention Seekers

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    I guess you could say

    that I dislike my old self. I used to be a huge attention seeker and I became inspired to write out this story in hopes that it could shed some light on the situation so that others could read this and hopefully know why things such as this happen. I started my attention...
    BellsproutDigsIt BellsproutDigsIt 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 1, 2014

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    When we belong to a culture

    where women are supposed to be protected and the men try to care for the women in their family from external harm,why do these men come online and behave rude and come up with weird proposals?We also are family to some people .Even though we are members of EP,is it too much to...
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 8 Responses Sep 5, 2015

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    Trishhh Trishhh 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2014

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    i try to stay away from attention seekers

    as much as possible. i can't wasted my time with those kind of people. it just not my thing dealing them.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 14, 2015

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    Some people around me would like nothing more

    than every one around them taking the responsabilities to save them from themselves, while being unnerved to be asked the same by those they love. I am not a god, but a simple human with limits.
    Sjachaurix Sjachaurix 41-45, M Jan 10, 2015

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    I just like to share my naughty experiences on

    here. I'm not here to fish for compliments or gain acceptance from strangers. So many women on here are such attention wh***s! They try to hide it by acting as if they're such a sweet person but really they're not. It's really sad. I can see right through the bs man. *RANT...
    campingonmars campingonmars 26-30, F Sep 23, 2014

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    I hate girls who post a pic of themselves

    and say they're ugly to get attention. I can totally relate to low-self esteem and lack of confidence, but there's a line that is drawn between genuine lack of self-confidence and attention seekers.
    sammichs sammichs 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2014

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    Mixed Feelings, Ha.

    The attention seekers.  Sometimes they drive me insane, sometimes I just try to ignore them, in the end, I always want to help them though.  There is a reason why people act the way they do.  Obviously if someone's deseparate for attention, it's because they didn...
    ChevyGirl ChevyGirl 18-21, F 10 Responses Dec 6, 2008

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    Sadfate...get a life!

    The most moodiest, one dimensional user of EP. Ive ever come across. Complains and moans about everything. Grow up a little! Smile. Enjoy life! Geez!
    fakefighter fakefighter 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 10, 2015

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    Attention Seeking

    I have never been one for the whole attention seeking idiocy. I understand depression...i have been there done that, i didn't talk about it to anyone but my doctor, i am sick of hearing about 'I am so depressed, i have everything but i am still so depressed!' I am sorry but the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 3, 2013

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    Today I have to deal with my attention seeking

    sister. She's been like it for years. So today I was having a laugh with her like normal (But she'd take it to far to get a reaction) Anyway, we where having a laugh and when my dad came home she changed. She'd stare until someone looks at her then wips away her tears pretenting...
    BlairGarnet BlairGarnet 18-21, F May 16, 2015

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    I wanted to say that there is absolutely

    nothing wrong with wanting attention and no one should ever feel bad about wanting it either,society tries to make us believe that it's a bad thing,how dare a person want to be noticed or valued or cared for how dare they,it just depends if the person is lying or faking it in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 15, 2015

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    everyone wants attention

    even I do sometimes but some people seek it like a drug, I mean they really want ALOT of attention and will do what ever it takes to get it, which is annoying. I was hoping they get bored after a while of constantly being the centre of attention or always talking about them but...
    NoUsernameInserted NoUsernameInserted 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 30, 2015

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    I hate it when a girl

    or guy post a status or pic on Facebook or Instagram saying," I'm bored someone chat" then I chat with them and they never answer! Gosh dangit
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 3, 2014

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    I can't stand when people say they are ugly

    and talk about how bad they look then take and post selfies CONSTANTLY! If you actually think you're ugly you wouldn't always post pictures of yourself. Stop fishing for compliments.
    HayleyMarie816 HayleyMarie816 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2015

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    Seriously, you claim to be suicidal

    for attention? I have actually felt that way for quite some time now. Why would you joke about something so serious?
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2015

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    Do You Know This Site Isn'T About You?

    Ok so I understand that not every one here is like that but I just don't get some people on this site. Some people here for some reason seem to think that they are soo popular and they deserve all the attention in the world. For example some people in the question and answer...
    IamDRock IamDRock 31-35, M 13 Responses Feb 5, 2013

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    I remember earlier this week,

    I was playing basketball at the school recreation before I had to head to Computer Science. So I'm just shooting alone and then this one girl comes. She was wearing shorts way too short, a tank top with the stomach showing (Whatever those are called), had on cosmetics like...
    FortyTheRapper FortyTheRapper 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 4, 2015

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    It's Not Cool.

    Can't people just act NORMAL and know that they are valued instead of being insecure and needy? Everyone is always trying to please other people. Some people have such low self esteem that they pull these stunts for attention.. I HATE THAT. Your life is going to be...
    flyawayhome flyawayhome 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 29, 2009

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    And unfortunately this app is overrun by them.

    And pervs. Like this app is 45% crazy/attention-seeking, 45% pervs, and 10% people capable of surviving in the real world.
    MrsCarlileAtYourService MrsCarlileAtYourService 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Feeling Sorry For Herself!

     Last week my friend had to go to our local psychiatric unit as she says she is depressed, she does an amazing job of hiding it from everyone who knows her including her own family who she lives with (who knew nothing of this until last week). She is one of the most laid...
    amigoodenough amigoodenough 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 26, 2009

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    It's Sickening

    Alot of the time they don't care about how you are. Or when they want to kill themselves they get all sorts of attention that gets them out of it. But as soon as it starts fading away they're back at it again. What is the point. You either want to or not. I'm not trying to be...
    Aminik Aminik 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 28, 2008

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    There are so many genuine people on here in

    need of friendship and support at varying age groups. I am disappointed with the number of false people and attention seekers making it difficult for those in genuine need to stand out or make the genuine ones feel that their problems aren't worth discussing because they aren't...
    bluedragon79 bluedragon79 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    Generally everyone likes attention

    since its human nature. And you have every legal right to get it however you want as long as it does not physically harm another no consensual person. However, I also have the right to judge and criticize you for purposefully seeking out attention. Deal with it.
    crypticcrime crypticcrime 22-25, F Jul 29, 2015

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    Totally Self-absorbed...

    I know we all like attention at times but some of the authors of EP stories, confessions, questions, etc. are truly some of the most self-absorbed people I have ever seen. I was reading a few stories of some very popular, sexual EP women to my fiancée. Some of it is very...
    OMGitsRiley OMGitsRiley 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 23, 2013

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    There was this girl in my school.

    . she did all sorts for attention. Once she rung the fire alarm. She wasnt in my class but she was always in trouble when I saw her. Laughing at the teachers while they shouted at her, mimicking them in a funny voice. Then she told everyone that she was a lesbi.an. She told me...
    LifeOnAThread LifeOnAThread 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 6, 2015

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    I always say there are possitive ways to seek

    attention and negative ones. The possitive ones contribute to our society in ANY way. They can be singers, actors, make-up gurus, comedians, etc. They do things not only because they like being watched but because they like entertaining or helping people. Now, the negative one...
    CuriousGeorge1996 CuriousGeorge1996 26-30, F Jan 25

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    Stupid ...

    While attractive ppl wanna be less outstanding Unattractive ppl wanna be more appealing There's nothing wrong with that actually But ,, The best way to become attractive is to be confident in yourself Be beautiful as the way you are ... Dont overact to call attention Since...
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 29, 2009

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    So there's this girl on EP with the name of

    Pooja Timberlake.. She wrote about an experience on wearing a skirt that showed her butt cheeks to school..obviously stating that she enjoyed the attention.. Anyhow she's between the age of 18-21 and sadly older men 50-70 were responding with perverted remarks and she was...
    NotVibrant NotVibrant 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    I have no problem with them.

    I find it funny to see stories where people make fun of attention seekers on EP. Everyone here is an attention seeker. If not, you wouldn't write stories, you wouldn't ask questions, you wouldn't post a profile photo. So, here I am...give me attention.
    TheGreatKate TheGreatKate 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 2, 2015

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    Before I begin, I'd like to say

    that I don't mind when people ask me for help or advice. That kind of attention is of a different kind and I would rather someone ask for help than to feel alone and afraid that I might reject them for their thoughts. Someone who is truly depressed could seek positive attention...
    Dereth Dereth 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2015

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    Major Turn Off

    I just read on the side of my computer screen: "What is a major turn off in any person you meet?" Well I'd say it would be PRIDE AND EGO. Now attention wh0res have this irritating tendency to only speak about themselves, and their great (if not divine powers) and how special they...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 16, 2011

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    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Mar 22, 2015

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    I really do care how they feel

    because I sometimes want people to know how I feel. The thing is without sounding really mean here it's kind of annoying where you will meet someone who goes around telling everybody there problems every second of the day. We will listen to you but you should know that we also...
    Girlinpink0075 Girlinpink0075 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15, 2015

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    Do you have to yell hello every time you walk

    into a classroom? ?? Let's use our inside voice, I mean, you are 23
    PrairieRose338 PrairieRose338 22-25, F Sep 4, 2015

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    I hate it when people ask

    for attention and ask for people to message them but once you message them they ignore you like, dafuq?!
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 3, 2015

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    It's incredibly annoying.

    They know that they do it, but nonchalantly play it off and act it as being playful. Women are terribly bad at it. "Oh, i'm not beautiful, no one loves me, there's no guy out there" (posts half nude pic) Yup..
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 26, 2015

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    writing pointless questions on this site you

    can see the desperate attempt to get attention most of them are girls weird then they say boys send them weird stuff just saying i have read like ridiculous stories on this site some girl wrote lol i just dyed my hair :P with a picture like seriously who cares what...
    lostpagesofM lostpagesofM 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't see the point in having to be the centre

    or attention why? I get some people may have some issues and crave attention but when people lie about things to get sympathy or to ruin someone else's moment that's too far in my opinion?
    digglett digglett 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2014

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    They enjoy it even more,

    when they see that there is someone who is annoyed by them. They must think that all the negative feedback they get stems from jealousy, but the truth is something very different: They are just provoking personalities who gain sympathy by telling sweet lies to week and vain...
    LeapingToadstool LeapingToadstool 18-21, F Aug 2, 2015

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    I don't understand why it's a bad thing to like

    getting attention. Yeah sometimes people try to get attention in the wrong ways but still. People don't really choose to like attention just like people don't choose to be shy, it's just your personality. If someone likes being the life of the party, why won't you just let them...
    pinkylo7 pinkylo7 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2014

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    Okay I just want to say

    that everyone has different definitions of attention seekers. But most of you are just wrong... Too many people have called people who seek HELP attention seekers. That's not right. Even when someone seeks for a little attention, why is that bad? Some people are insecure or feel...
    weirdcharlie weirdcharlie 16-17, T 1 Response Sep 5, 2015

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    Extremely annoying seems like there are a lot of them nowadays.
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989 26-30, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I don't know who. But it has to be someone familiar with "the group". People take time out of their short lifespan to make a new EP account to write bad things about some of the...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 70+, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Attention seekers don't get my attention on EP. Lots of people on EP tend to attack other members. Rather than attacking you for attacking me, I'll simply ignore you. The fact you...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 70+, F 2 Responses 1 day ago