At one time or another, we have all been guilty of attention-seeking behavior, and for some of us (not pointing any fingers) you are probably more guilty than most, but that’s okay girl! We still love you, but it’s important to get this behavior on lock because it’s leaving you feeling like you aren’t good enough as you are, where you are.
If you find yourself in one of these behaviors, it is not a time to feel bad. TRUST ME! When I say, we’ve all “been there, done that,” I truly mean it! But it is a time to reflect on what you are trying to get from it.
We all have reasons for everything we do and it all will shed light on what’s happening within.
What part of you is yearning to be seen, heard and understood and how can we start to receive attention internally instead of externally?
Doing things for the sake of attention does a disservice to your soul.
The more you seek anything, attention, peace, spirituality, love, happiness (you name it) the more you compromise your truth. You ultimately value the perception of Joe Schmo and Susie Q more than your own wants and desires. These people don’t even trust and like themselves, but you are seeking their approval?
In today’s video, I am going to give you 7 signs of attention seeking behavior:
1. Anxiety often creeps in
And you worry about IF something you do will be received well by others
2. You are more susceptible to feeling lonely
So you do things to draw connection: An example of this we see is oversharing on social media platforms
3. Insecurity often creeps in
Causing you to compare your worth to others.
4. You are too attached to praise
Attachment to praise makes criticism crippling.
5. You always feel you need to prove yourself
Whether it’s overly explaining yourself, using your blessings as leverage, or using your knowledge against people.
6. You do things for the APPLAUSE of it
The Likes, the Following or the recognition of it.
7. You try too hard to be unique
You already ARE unique no reason to go overboard trying to make others see it.
Do you or anyone you know have the signs of attention seeking behavior? Let me know if you’d like me to do a follow up to this article and discuss what we can do to stop attention seeking behavior.
In the mean time, be sure to visit this interview I did with Zen Rose Garden on Deep Rooted Issues. This interview get’s into the patterns and emotional triggers we aren’t typically conscious of.
Kristy Petersen SAYS:
I was like ooh is this me??? But nope I don’t think it is anymore, I probably over share on Insta but I don’t do it for connection or recognition I just enjoy sharing posts. I used to do number 4&5 though. Number 4 used to really affect me in my jobs.