Quite often, the concept of attention-seeking gets a bad reputation. There are many reasons why people might seek attention, and sometimes it can lead to displaying harmful behaviours.
Sometimes, however, these behaviours are important signs that somebody might need support.
We wanted to delve into the concept of attention-seeking a little deeper, looking at where it can come from, how it can manifest, and when to get support.
What is attention-seeking, and where does it come from?
Attention-seeking can be described as an unconscious or conscious act to get the attention of others. It may be done to gain validation, power, or approval. However, gaining the attention of others is actually a very natural behaviour, and humans are hardwired to seek it.
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