I Dislike Attention Seekers

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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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 6, 2015

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 29, 2015

    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

    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
    Jun 22, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    I do not mind people asking

    for help or advice if they REALLY need it, but I've seen a lot of people who come on here and cause problems for other people, they try to break up relationships if someone has found their soulmates, lie about their lifestyle, say they gonna commit suicide to get attention or...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Feb 21

    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

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jul 26, 2015

    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
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 29, 2015

    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
    Dec 19, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jun 23, 2013
    Trishhh Trishhh
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2014

    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
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2015

    I see this more and more on Youtube.

    People who go onto videos and ask people to like and subscribe to them when they have one video, no avatar or backdrop to tell me who they are and they don't have anything in their playlists. It bothers me even more when these people start video highjacking!! For those that don...
    Euusio Euusio
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 15, 2014

    Remember well, dear. If you want to kill

    yourself, open your wrists VERTICALLY. Horizontally won't do jack ****. Vertically. Remember. VERTICALLY. Horizontally will only leave marks. It won't really harm you. You won't die from it. And I know that. So don't come and show me your ******* horizontal marks "OMG, I tried...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2014

    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

    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
    11 Responses Feb 5, 2013

    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
    1 Response Jan 15, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, T
    1 Response Sep 5, 2015

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jul 30, 2015

    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
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2014

    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 Feb 1

    I just got to see ...

    ............🌟
    TheAvenue TheAvenue
    18-21, M
    Feb 9

    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

    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

    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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