In this world of social media and instant gratification, it's easy to
get swept up in the quest for attention. For many people, likes,
comments, and shares have become a measure of their self-worth. But
what does it mean to be an attention seeker? Is seeking attention
always a bad thing? These are questions that we may never fully
One thing is certain: there are some individuals who crave attention more than others. Whether they're posting selfies every hour or constantly interrupting conversations to share their own stories, these people can be exhausting to be around. But despite the annoyance they may cause, there's something fascinating about their desire for attention.
Perhaps it's because deep down, we all want to be seen and heard. We all want our lives to matter and our voices to be heard.
Below are various attention seeker quotes with their meanings/commentaries;
“Stop worrying about approval and appreciation. Enjoy the beauty and effect of contributing to the universe.” – Debasish Mridha
If you are looking for validation or appreciation from others, you are likely to be disappointed. The praise and approval you seek are not necessarily something that is objectively valuable; in fact, they may even be harmful. Instead of worrying about approval and appreciation, focus on the beauty and effect of contributing to the universe. Doing so will ensure that you are living a fulfilling life regardless of what others think.
“It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S Truman
This is especially true if you are willing to take risks and put in the hard work. There are a lot of people out there who are willing to do anything it takes to get their name and message out there, even if it means doing things on their own. This is why it is so important to be proud of your work and to tell your story.
“That’s the motivation of an artist – to seek attention of some kind.” – James Taylor
Every artist strives for attention of some kind. Whether it's to be respected, loved, or even just noticed, every artist has a motivation for seeking attention. Some artists may use their artwork as a form of therapy, while others may view attention as the key to success. Whatever the reason, every artist will pursue attention in one way or another.
“Who are you trying to impress? Better yet, why?” – Frank Sonnenberg
People often try to impress others for different reasons. Some may try to impress someone they find attractive, while others may do it out of fear of being judged. In the end, the person trying to impress often doesn't realize why they're doing it, and ends up looking foolish.
“A woman will always be insecure if she attaches her identity and sense of worth to the amount of male attention she gets.” – Anupama Garg
There's no doubt that many women feel insecure when they rely too heavily on the amount of male attention they receive. For some, it can be a way of feeling important and cherished. But as any woman who's ever felt like she was being picked apart will attest, this kind of self-consciousness is never comfortable. It can make you feel like you're not good enough, or like you're always competing with other women for the man of your dreams.
“Eventually you just have to realize that you’re living for an audience of one. I’m not here for anyone’s else’s approval.” – Pamela Anderson
Eventually, you just have to realize that you're living for an audience of one. You stop caring about what other people think, and start caring about what you think. If you're not happy with yourself, then no one else will be either. You have to give up on the idea that everyone needs to like you, or that everyone needs to be entertained. You have to learn to live for yourself, and only yourself.
“If you reach out to your phone every few minutes, it isn’t the urgency you are catering to but your need to be needed by others, you are seeking attention while battling loneliness” – Shahenshah Hafeez Khan
Loneliness is a problem that affects millions of people around the world. It can be especially harmful to mental health, and in some cases, it can even lead to suicide. But there are ways to combat loneliness, and one of the most effective methods is to reach out to friends and family. If you are constantly reaching out to your phone, though, you are not actually addressing the root of the problem. Instead, you are seeking attention from others while battling a lack of social interaction.
“A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.” – Vernon Howard
This statement is basically saying that being strong doesn't require the approval of others. People who are strong don't rely on the opinions of others to validate their own worth. They know what they're capable of and they go out and do what they believe is best for themselves. There are a lot of people who could learn from this approach.
“The hunger for attention is an enemy of self-love.” – Edmond Mbiaka
People often get caught up in the need for attention, which can ultimately lead to self-hate. The hunger for attention is an enemy of self-love because it takes away from our ability to feel good about ourselves. When we're constantly seeking validation from others, we're not able to appreciate our own accomplishments. We become slaves to the opinions of others, instead of our own. It's important to be mindful of how we spend our time and what we focus on.
“I’m terribly attention-seeking. It’s very different once you get all this attention, though. Because then you want to control it. And you can’t exactly.” – David Williams
When you're just a regular person, trying to get through life without attracting too much attention, it can be tough. You might feel like you have to act a certain way in order not to stand out or be noticed, and sometimes it feels like no matter what you do, someone is always watching. But once you get all this attention from people in your life, suddenly it doesn't feel so good to be under the microscope.
“A woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.” – Mohadesa Najumi
She does not need to be affirmed by others in order to feel worthwhile, and this makes her a threat to society as a whole. This type of woman is often labeled as unhinged, dangerous, and unstable, and she is treated as such by those who fear her.
“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just want what they do.” – Andrew Carnegie
In the world of relationships, it is important for both men and women to pay attention to the words that are spoken. However, as we grow older, we may start to disregard what men say in favor of what they do. This quote by Anne Lamott sums up this idea perfectly.
“Seek respect not attention.” – Ben Bereng
People often seek approval and attention from others instead of respect. This can be harmful to both the individual and the society as a whole. Respect is earned through good deeds and actions, rather than relying on external factors. It allows for cooperation and communication between individuals, which is essential for a thriving society. When people respect each other, it creates a more peaceful and harmonious atmosphere.
“Approval is a lover who will always break your heart.” – Sammy Rhodes
Whether it's from being too quick to give it or taking it back too often, the feeling of approval can be incredibly intoxicating and constantly leave you feeling like you're on a high...but only for a while. The thing is, once that feeling subsides, you're left with a broken heart and an emptiness that can be hard to fill.
“Stop looking outside for scraps of pleasure or fulfillment, for validation, security, or love – you have a treasure within that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.” – Eckhart Toller
The world can be a harsh and unforgiving place. For some, it can feel like there's nothing to hold on to, no certainty of happiness or fulfillment. But if you're looking for scraps of pleasure or fulfillment, you're missing out on a treasure that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer. Happiness and fulfillment come from within - from accepting yourself for who you are and what you're capable of, and from appreciating the gifts life has given you.
“The only permission, the only validation, and the only opinion that matters in our quest for greatness is our own.” – Steve Maraboli
It is easy to be convinced that we need the approval of others in order to be successful. We are told that we need their permission to achieve our goals, and that if we don't receive it, then we aren't worth doing anything. The reality, however, is that success is not contingent on the approval of others. It is only dependent on our own belief in ourselves. If we have the belief that we can do something, then success is within reach.
“He who seeks only for applause from without has all his happiness in another’s keeping.” – Oliver Goldsmith
People who are always looking for applause and recognition from others are usually unhappy. Happiness comes from within and is found when we're content with who we are and what we have. People who seek only external approval tend to be disappointed in life, because they never really find out who they are or what they can do. It's important to find your own path in life, based on your own interests and talents, instead of blindly following the opinions of others.
“I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.” – Wolfgange Amadeus Mozart
People are always telling others what they should do, how they should act, or what they should think. But for some people, this approach doesn't work. They believe that if they pay no attention to anyone's praise or blame, then they can follow their own feelings and be in the best position to make the right decisions. This is the philosophy of self-discovery.
“A busy vibrant, goal-oriented woman is so much more attractive than a woman who waits around for a man to validate her existence.” – Mandy Hale
There's a lot to be said for being busy and goal-oriented. People who are constantly striving for something, no matter what it is, are generally more attractive than those who wait around for someone else to validate their existence. Women who are constantly working on themselves and looking to improve themselves in any way they can are generally more appealing than those who content themselves with sitting back and waiting for someone else to take care of them.
“People can become addicted to fame, money, and attention as deeply as they become addicted to drugs.” – Dennis Prager
They can develop a need for more of it than what is healthy or sustainable, and find themselves struggling to cope even when they no longer have the things they once perceived as their Sources of Satisfaction. This addiction can take many different forms, but all share a common problem: an inability or refusal to let go of something that is providing temporary relief from pain but is ultimately destructive.
“Quoting an old proverb. An empty cart rattles loudly,” She said. Meaning, One who lacks substance boasts loudest.” – Alan Brennert
This is because they have nothing to back up their claims, and so their voice carries more weight. This is why it is important to do your research before making a decision, because if you don’t have any evidence to support your argument, your opponents will be able to easily discredit you.
“Everyone is trying to be famous and everyone is trying to trend. These people and the ones who are seeking attention on social media. They are more pandemic than coronavirus, because they are misleading, hurting and destroying a lot of lives while they are at it.” – DJ Kyos
People are always trying to be famous. They want to trend and they want to be the most talked about person in the world. But is it really what they want? Fame can sometimes mislead people, making them think that this is what they really want. People can become addicted to the attention that they are receiving, and it can ruin their lives. Some people go so far as to kill themselves because of this desire for fame.
“I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.” – Johannes Kelper
The masses are easily fooled, and are not as discerning as we would like to believe. They will blindly follow anyone who tells them what they want to hear, no matter how ridiculous or foolish that person may be. Intelligent people, on the other hand, can see through the nonsense and recognize bad ideas when they see them.
“I am the youngest of four children – three boys and one girl. I don’t think becoming an actor had anything to do with seeking attention, though. My relationship with my siblings when I was growing up was close and playful.” – David Harewood
He is the youngest of four children. Three boys and one girl. He didn't think becoming an actor had anything to do with seeking attention, though. He just loved performing and making people laugh. His siblings were supportive and helped him hone his skills. He continues to perform today, and he is still very much loved by his family.
“Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention. But you have to get there.” – Pink
When you first taste respect, it may not seem like much. But once you figure out what it tastes like, you'll know that it's better than attention. Respect is something that comes from within, and it's the quality that matters most. It takes time to develop this emotion, but once you do, you'll be grateful for its importance in your life.
“The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.” – Robert Hand
When we feel good about ourselves, we're less inclined to need to prove ourselves to others. In fact, self-esteem can actually lead people to be more authentic and themselves. The following are five tips for boosting your self-esteem: -Be kind to yourself: Start by forgiving yourself for your mistakes and recognizing your accomplishments. -Set realistic goals: Don't try to achieve too much too quickly; take things one step at a time.
“He who seeks only for applause from without has all his happiness in another’s keeping.” – Oliver Goldsmith
One of the most important lessons we can learn in life is to find happiness within ourselves. True happiness comes from within, not from what others think of us. It's important that we focus on our own happiness and not rely on others to make us happy. If we're looking for approval from others, we'll be disappointed every time. The only way to be truly satisfied with our lives is to find satisfaction within ourselves.
“Of course I’m naughty. I’ve always had to compete for attention, you see.” – Rachel Johnson
She's always been a vixen in the playground and everywhere else she goes, drawing attention to herself with her sultry ways. For as long as she can remember, she's had to compete for attention - from her siblings, from her classmates, and even from the adults in her life.
“I realised when I sang at family parties and Christmases I’d suddenly get everyone’s attention, and, being the youngest of three, I thought what a brilliant attention-seeking ploy it was.” – Kiki Dee
He loved to have people stare at him and marvel at his voice. To this day, Jack enjoys getting people's attention by singing in public.
“It is tragic that we recognized our self worth from external validation.” – Aditya Ajmera
We were taught to do this, and it is a common way to measure success. However, this way of measuring success is flawed because it relies on people who are not always truthful or consistent. It also creates a cycle of dependency in which people need others to approve of them in order to feel good about themselves. We should instead focus on developing our own sense of self-worth and respect.
“All bad behavior is really a request for love, attention, or validation.” – Kimberly Giles
All bad behavior is really a request for love, attention, or validation. We often do things that we know will make someone happy because it feels good in the moment. However, this type of behavior can actually backfire and create more problems in our relationships. If we want to fix our relationships, we need to start by looking at the root of the problem- not the behavior itself.
“The people who receive the most approval in life are the ones who care the least about it – so technically, if you want the approval of others, you need to stop caring about it.” – Wayne Dyer
Most people care about getting the approval of others. However, the people who receive the most approval in life are actually the ones who care the least about it. In order to receive the approval of others, you need to stop caring about it. The people who receive the most approval in life are those who are genuine, authentic, and care about others. Stop caring about what other people think and start living your life for you.
“An amazing thing happens when you stop seeking approval and validation; You find it. People are naturally drawn like magnets to those who know who they are and cannot be shaken!” – Mandy Hale
When we're constantly seeking approval and validation from others, it can be hard to find our own identity. But the truth is that by accepting ourselves for who we are, we attract people and experiences that support who we are. When we stop trying to be someone we're not, we free ourselves up to be more authentic and true to ourselves. This opens us up to new opportunities, relationships, and successes.
“I didn’t really seek attention. I just wanted to play the game well and go home.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
He had always been a bit of an outcast. He was never quite sure why, but everyone seemed to have an opinion about him that he didn't necessarily share.
“If you are going to do something truly innovative, you have to be with someone who does not value social approval. You can’t need social approval to go forward. Otherwise, how would you ever do the thing that you are doing.” – Malcolm Gladwell
In the world of innovation, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. But for those who want to do something truly groundbreaking, they may have to buck conventional wisdom and work with someone who doesn't value social approval. This is because pursuing innovative goals without social approval often requires a great degree of courage and perseverance. Those who are successful in this often come from backgrounds that challenge the norm.
“We may seek a fortune for no greater reason than to secure the respect and attention of people who would otherwise look straight through us.” – Alain de Botton
People have been seeking wealth and status for as long as records have been kept. Some people may seek riches for the purpose of securing the respect and attention of others. This is known as the "social-seeking hypothesis." The social-seeking hypothesis suggests that people pursue wealth and status because they want to be seen as respectable and important. People who are respected and admired are more likely to be successful in life.
“Be yourself. Don’t worry about what other people are thinking of you.” – Phil Lester
Being yourself is the key to happiness. People who are true to themselves feel good about themselves and are more likely to be successful. Don't worry about what other people think of you; focus on being the best you can be. Believe in yourself and everything will fall into place.
“Don’t seek approval. This may be the toughest suggestion for you to follow - and the most important. Whether you’re a teenager seeking approval from your peers, a middle-aged parent seeking the approval of your kids, or a man or woman seeking the approval of a partner, it all amounts to the same thing. You’re giving your personal power away every time you seek validation from someone else for who you are.” – Trish MacGregor
People often seek approval from others in order to feel good about themselves. However, this can be a harmful habit. Approval seeking can lead to feelings of insecurity and can prevent people from taking risks. It's important to learn to accept yourself without needing others' approval.
“Freedom on the inside comes when validation from the outside doesn’t matter.” – Richie Norton
People who are incarcerated often feel like they are living in a prison on the inside. This can be compounded by feeling like they don t fit in with society on the outside. However, there are people who have found freedom and validation on the inside despite lacking validation from the outside. These individuals have discovered that they can find fulfillment and happiness within themselves, regardless of what others think of them.
“When will you love yourself: that other people’s approval no longer matters?” – Gillian Duce
When will you love yourself enough to stop striving for other people's approval? It doesn't matter how many "likes" or "comments" you get on your posts on social media, how many compliments your friends give you, or how many people tell you that you're amazing - if you don't love yourself, all of these things will never be enough. The only way to find true happiness is to realize that you are loved just the way you are, flaws and all.
“When you do not seek or need approval, you are at your most powerful.” – Caroline Myss
If you are not constantly seeking the approbation of others, you will find that they are not as persuasive or able to control your behavior. You will also free yourself up to make decisions and take actions without second-guessing yourself. Approval can be a distraction from what is important, and when it's not necessary, it can actually hold you back.
“If you want to call attention to your good deed, it’s a self-serving one. Why? Not only have you patted yourself on the back but you’re fishing for others to do the same.” – Donna Lynn Hope
Self-serving altruism is something that we all do from time to time. We pat ourselves on the back for doing something good, and we hope that someone else will do the same in return. Unfortunately, this type of altruism is rarely effective. A study by Yale University found that when people are given a choice to help others or themselves, they overwhelmingly choose to help themselves. This is because it feels good to help oneself, and we want others to feel the same way.
“The sun announces its presence with light, not words; do likewise.” – Matshona Dhliwayo
The sun announces its presence with light, not words. Likewise, we should announce our presence with deeds, not words. Words are only tools that we use to communicate. We can't control what others think or how they will interpret our words, so it's important to use them thoughtfully and carefully. We should also be careful about the way we speak to those who are different from us. Our words may not be respectful, and that could hurt their feelings.
“I have always been the first on the dance floor. Before fame, people thought it made me a good laugh; now, people point and call me an attention seeker! I’m very aware of the way people can view me, but I’m very aware that I have to just enjoy my life.” – Jessie J
Many people think that being the first on the dance floor is a good way to have a good time. However, for one woman, it has become nothing but an attention seeker's nightmare. The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, has always been the first on the dance floor and has never had any issues with it. However, recently she has started to notice that people are pointing and calling her names.
“What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.” – Confucius
The superior man seeks to develop himself as a person, while the small man seeks to be accepted by others. The two approaches are diametrically opposed, and often lead to different results. The superior man will achieve his goals while the small man will falter, because the small man is not focused on himself. He is instead focused on what others think of him, and this ultimately leads to his downfall.
“Seek respect, not attention. It lasts longer.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour
People often try to get recognition from others by doing things that draw attention. This can be a quick way to feel good about yourself, but it doesn't always lead to lasting happiness. It's important to seek respect instead of attention. People who respect others are more likely to be happy and successful.
“People with an unbridled thirst for attention is usually very empty and trying to fill themselves at the expense of others.” – Amelia Rose
People with an unbridled thirst for attention are usually very empty and trying to fill themselves at the expense of others. They often have low self-esteem, are always looking for validation, and are constantly seeking out attention from others in order to feel good about themselves. This behavior often leads to them being manipulative, and they use people for their own benefit.
“Seeking validation will keep you trapped. You don’t need anyone or anything to approve of your worth. When you understand this, you’ll be free.” – Unknown
Validation is a powerful psychological tool that can keep us stuck in certain behaviors. When we are seeking validation from others, we are essentially asking them to confirm our own worth. This can be incredibly satisfying, but it’s also unsustainable. When we continuously seek validation from others, we become dependent on them and their approval. Without it, we feel insecure and unsupported. Ultimately, this can lead to feelings of anxiety and depression.
“If attention was a product on the market, a lot of people would spend their entire savings on it.” – Edmond Mbiaka
Attention is a scarce commodity these days. It's hard to find a moment to ourselves, let alone to pay attention to something. But what if attention was actually a product on the market? A lot of people would spend their entire savings on it, because it's one of the most essential things we need in order to function. Attention is what allows us to focus and remember information. It's what allows us to communicate with others and make friends.
“The lack of unconditional self-love tends to lead one to hunger for attention.” – Edmond Mbiaka
The lack of unconditional self-love can lead one to hunger for attention. People with low self-esteem tend to seek validation from others in order to feel good about themselves. When this isn't possible or when the person is repeatedly rejected, they may turn to unhealthy means of gaining attention. This can include doing things that are considered risky or embarrassing, or going through extreme measures to get someone's attention. These behaviors can be destructive and lead to problems such as depression and anxiety.