Attention seeker symptoms

Attention Seeking Behavior in Adults: Causes, Other Symptoms, More

For adults, attention-seeking behavior is a conscious or unconscious attempt to become the center of attention, sometimes to gain validation or admiration.

Attention-seeking behavior can include saying or doing something with the goal of getting the attention of a person or a group of people.

Examples of this behavior include:

  • fishing for compliments by pointing out achievements and seeking validation
  • being controversial to provoke a reaction
  • exaggerating and embellishing stories to gain praise or sympathy
  • pretending to be unable to do something so someone will teach, help, or watch the attempt to do it

Attention-seeking behavior may be driven by:

  • jealousy
  • low self-esteem
  • loneliness

Sometimes attention-seeking behavior is the result of cluster B personality disorders, such as:

  • histrionic personality disorder
  • borderline personality disorder
  • narcissistic personality disorder


Jealousy may come about when someone feels threatened by another person currently getting all the attention.

This, in turn, can lead to attention-seeking behavior to change the focus.


Self-esteem is a broad term covering a variety of complex mental states involving how you view yourself.

When some people believe that they’re being overlooked, bringing back the lost attention is may feel like the only way to restore their balance.

The attention that they get from this behavior may help provide them with the feeling of reassurance that they are worthy.


According to the Health Resources and Services Administration, 1 in 5 Americans say they feel lonely or socially isolated.

Loneliness can result in an urge to seek attention, even in people who don’t normally exhibit attention-seeking behavior.

Histrionic personality disorder

According to the National Library of Medicine, histrionic personality disorder is characterized by feeling underappreciated when not the center of attention.

For someone to receive a diagnosis of histrionic personality disorder, they need to meet at least 5 of the following criteria:

  • uncomfortable when not the center of attention
  • provocative or seductive behavior
  • shallow and shifting emotions
  • using appearance to draw attention
  • vague or impressionistic speech
  • exaggerated or dramatic emotions
  • is suggestible
  • treating relationships as more intimate than they are

Borderline personality disorder

Borderline personality disorder is a continuing pattern of instability in self-image, interpersonal relationships, emotion, and impulsivity.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, for someone to receive a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder, they need to display at least 5 of the following criteria:

  • frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment
  • a pattern of intense and unstable interpersonal relationships with extremes between devaluation and idealization
  • a decidedly or persistently unstable self-image or sense of self
  • engaging in potentially self-damaging, impulsive behavior
  • recurring self-harm or suicidal behavior, including threats or gestures
  • emotionally instability in daily reactions, such as through irritability, anxiety, or intense sadness
  • chronic feelings of emptiness
  • inappropriately intense anger that’s often difficult to control
  • transient, stress-related paranoia or disassociation

Narcissistic personality disorder

Those with narcissistic personality disorder typically have a need for admiration with a lack of empathy.

According to the American Psychiatric Association, for someone to receive a diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder, they need to display at least 5 of the following criteria:

  • a grandiose sense of self-importance
  • a preoccupation with fantasies of power, unlimited success, brilliance, ideal love, beauty
  • a belief in their own uniqueness, especially that they should only associate with, and will only be understood by, high-status institutions and high-status people
  • demand for excessive admiration
  • a sense of entitlement and unreasonable expectation of favorable treatment or automatic compliance with their expectations
  • taking advantage of others to achieve their own ends
  • unwillingness to identify with or recognize the needs and feelings of others
  • envy of others and belief that others are envious of them
  • haughty, arrogant attitudes or behaviors

If you notice this behavior is constantly recurring, it’s probably best for the person display the behavior to visit an experienced mental health professional.

If left unchecked, attention-seeking behavior can often become manipulative or otherwise harmful.

Attention-seeking behavior may stem from jealousy, low self-esteem, loneliness, or as a result of a personality disorder.

If you notice this behavior in you or someone else, a mental health professional can provide diagnosis and treatment options.

Attention Seeking Behavior - Are You Guilty Of It? Cope With These Emotions & Behaviors With Therapy

By Stephanie Kirby|Updated October 6, 2022

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Attention Seeking Behavior

Have you ever made a statement to someone to see their reaction? Maybe you've told a parent, friend, or partner, "everyone would be better off if I killed myself." Sometimes statements like these are a call for attention rather than an indication of a true suicidal desire. You might say this to them to get a reaction that makes you feel like someone else is paying attention to you. And even if their response is negative or angry, it feels rewarding to be noticed.

The problem is that this is a very dramatic and unhealthy way of getting attention from people you care about and who, presumably, you would like to care about you. People learn these behaviors out of fear. In fact, you may not even realize that what you are doing is attention-seeking behavior. Connect with an online therapist to learn more about your behavior and what it means. 

When Is Attention Seeking Behavior Healthy Or Unhealthy?

We all need attention and want to feel that our friends and family care about us. Why is attention-seeking behavior such an unhealthy way of handling your need for attention? It's because this behavior puts a strain on the other people in your life. You may get more attention in the short term, but it may hinder your relationships in the long term. Even if you aren't conscious of how you are affecting those around you, they may get tired of feeling manipulated.

Fortunately, by reading this article, you can learn whether you are engaging in attention-seeking behavior and find better methods of meeting your own emotional needs. In this article, we will cover this information in further detail.

Identifying Attention Seeking Behavior

The first step to knowing whether you engage in attention-seeking behavior is to know precisely what it means. Attention-seeking behavior is quite simply doing things that are likely to get others to notice you. Any number of behaviors could fall under this category.

Examples Of Attention-Seeking Behavior

Let's look at some examples of types of attention-seeking activities to understand better what it entails.

"Fishing" For Compliments

True compliments are the kind that is given without being asked for. If you feel confident about yourself and put effort into your work, relationships, and self, you're likely to have your efforts acknowledged.

Some people, however, feel guilty or deeply insecure about who they are. Insecurity can cause people to seek constant validation from others. Most of us fish for compliments at some point or another, and it's not always a sign of low self-esteem. However, it becomes a problem when a person consistently uses compliments as their only source of self-worth. Though it feels good to be acknowledged by the people around us, it's also important to find ways to validate ourselves. By doing so, you can find a sense of security without needing praise from others.

If you find yourself relying heavily on others' opinions of you, it may be time to look at why. Though it's completely natural to want to feel respected and valued, putting too much pressure on others to instill confidence in a person can strain relationships. A good first step is to start building confidence in your self-worth. A licensed therapist can also help you develop a healthy sense of confidence. You are worthy of love and acceptance as you are.

Seeking Sympathy

Sympathy seeking is another common form of attention-seeking behavior. Unfortunately, it often takes the form of negative attention. Rather than receiving attention and praise for your good qualities, you're receiving sympathy - or even pity - for your misfortunes. This is not to say that sympathy is bad, but it is unhealthy to attempt purposefully to gain sympathy from others.

Intentionally looking for sympathy may play out as engaging in risky behaviors, indulging in situations you know are unhealthy, and can even lead to you causing harm to yourself. These behaviors can be extremely dangerous. It's important to remember that there are other ways to seek out support that don't involve putting yourself, or others, at risk.

Feigning Lack Of Ability

This behavior is often seen in young children, but sometimes adults will also try to use this to their advantage when they feel neglected. Feigning a lack of ability means you ask others to perform tasks for you because you tell them that you can't. By pretending to be inadequate in certain areas, you gain the attention of others and have someone holding your hand through things - even at the risk of making yourself seem inadequate.

Why Adults Exhibit Emotional Attention Seeking Behavior

There are many different reasons you might be tempted to seek out attention, including low self-esteem or a fear of being neglected. A person could also exhibit these attention-seeking behaviors as a result of heightened emotions. When a person feels intense emotions of rage, jealousy, or abandonment - they may react irrationally. In that case, the behaviors may be temporary or as a result of poor impulse control.

When this behavior happens repeatedly, it can become habitual. In these cases, people utilize unhealthy attention-seeking behaviors consistently. Here are some of the common causes of chronic attention-seeking.

Low Self-Esteem

Many people who seek negative attention have low self-esteem, and they feel insecure about themselves. They may be afraid that others can't feel genuine love for them or feel inadequate. As a result, some people with low self-esteem may overcompensate to disguise their feelings or act in ways that give them a temporary sense of power.

Signs of low self-esteem include:

  • Bragging
  • Being easily bossed around
  • Being excessively timid or aggressive
  • Showing a false self to others
  • Being indecisive and uncomfortable with making decisions
  • Rebelling for no apparent reason
  • Putting a lot of stock in material possessions.

Attention Seeking Behavior And Its Relation To Personality Disorders

Attention seeking can be a part of a personality disorder. Personality disorders often associated with attention-seeking include narcissistic personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder, and borderline personality disorder. All three personality disorders are part of a cluster known as dramatic personality disorders or cluster B personality disorders.

Histrionic Personality Disorder

In addition to constantly seeking attention, individuals with this particular personality disorder often display extreme emotional behavior. They may go out of their way to put themselves at the center of attention. People with a histrionic personality disorder often utilize their sexuality to get attention and may seem flirtatious with many people. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, they also tend to have poor impulse control and seek instant gratification, making it difficult to remain satisfied with their current circumstances or relationships.

It's important to note that people with a histrionic personality disorder may differ in their symptoms. As with all mental health disorders, individuals should be diagnosed by a mental health professional.

Borderline Personality Disorder

People with borderline personality disorder tend to feel empty or unsatisfied. They fear being abandoned and are often paranoid about what others think about them. Many people with borderline personality disorder struggle to maintain long-lasting personal relationships if they go without proper treatment. They may continuously read into other people's behaviors, thinking that they are silently judged. Because of this, they may act out with manipulative or attention-seeking behaviors.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Those with narcissistic personality disorder tend to think highly of themselves and may also see the people around them as less important. Thus, people with narcissistic personality disorder may be seen as performing attention-seeking behaviors. They often have trouble empathizing with others but react strongly to criticism against themselves. They often act with a sense of entitlement. Individuals with narcissistic personality disorder can be very manipulative of others and seek admiration and compliments.

It's important to note that symptoms from all three of these disorders can drastically improve with the help of a licensed therapist.

A Fixation On Drama

Experiencing and creating drama can release hormones that make you feel good, though those hormones only work for a short period. As a result, people sometimes find themselves continuously seeking out dramatic situations, regardless of how damaging they may be long term.

You don't need drama to feel good, and it can damage your social life. Many people who seek out drama, or chaotic relationships, do so due to neglect in their childhood. Though everyone needs acknowledgment and attention from those around them, some people who seek it out can create a cycle of unhealthy behaviors.

Drama can be addicting, especially if it gets you the attention you are craving. The brain is wired to become stuck on behaviors that bring emotional rewards. Over time, people have to go to greater lengths and cause more drama to get the same attention. Eventually, the people affected by these behaviors may begin to distance themselves or stop giving the person's attention to their mental well-being.

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Other potential causes of chronic attention-seeking include:

  • ADHD
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Other mental disorders

Does Social Media Increase Attention-Seeking Issues And Mental Health Problems?

Social media is not necessarily a cause of attention-seeking behavior, but it does provide additional outlets for people prone to seeking out negative attention. Because social media puts you in front of a larger audience than you would encounter face-to-face on a given day, it increases the likelihood that someone will pay attention to you. Social media also allows people to curate how they are represented to those who engage with them.

Though social media can be a great way to connect with the people you love, it's important to pay attention to your habits when using it. Seeking out emotional fulfillment online can isolate you from the world around you.

What Is The Treatment For Attention-Seeking Behavior?

People tend to learn these attention-seeking behaviors out of fear. In fact, you may not even realize that what you are doing is attention-seeking behavior. If you crave attention and fall into using unhealthy behaviors to get it, you can get help. You don't have to rely on others for your confidence and self-esteem. The best source of self-esteem is feeling confident about yourself. You have to love yourself first. Otherwise, the love of others may never feel sincere to you.

On the other hand, when you notice that someone you care about is engaging in this toxic behavior, you can help them move away from this destructive pattern of attention-seeking. Approach them to express concern, and reassure them that you are there for them. If they are receptive, direct them to a mental health professional with experience treating the causes of attention-seeking.

Some individuals who engage in these behaviors can be manipulative and abusive. It's important to ensure that you are not getting into a situation that allows them to damage your mental or physical health. Regardless of a person's mental health disorder, abuse in any relationship is not okay. If you have found yourself in an unsafe relationship, the National Domestic Violence Hotline is a free resource available to you. Their services are confidential, and their professionals have the tools to help remove you from an abusive environment safely. With the right support, you can your mental and physical health.

Can You Acknowledge Your Behavior?

If you want to change your behavior, the first thing you need to do is learn to acknowledge it. Focus on identifying times when you're engaging in these behaviors, and look for the underlying reason why you do it. Journaling or keeping a written record is a great way to track what triggers these behaviors and how they affect your relationships.

Build Your Self-Esteem to Combat Attention Seeking Behavior

Growing your confidence and self-esteem can help you learn to build yourself up, so you won't look to others to do it for you. An easy way to start improving your confidence is to start tracking your regularly having success. Start by celebrating really small tasks and then build up to bigger ones. When you start to see the success you're having, it will grow even more and boost your self-esteem.

Do More Listening Than Talking

If you're used to seeking attention, there's a good chance that you do a lot more talking than listening. Start working on putting the focus on others - instead of trying to have it all for yourself. This might feel uncomfortable to you at first because you aren't used to it, but it will get easier as you continue to do it. Making an effort to shift your attention from yourself to the people around you can help them feel closer to you. As a result, it can be rewarding to focus your attention outside of yourself actively.

Give Therapy A Try

Talking with a mental health professional is an effective way to work on changing your behavior. Like those at BetterHelp, a therapist can work with you to help you identify where your craving for attention is coming from and what changes you can make to stop engaging in these behaviors. You can read reviews of our therapists below from people experiencing similar issues.

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Attention is good- if you're getting it in healthy ways. If you're not, making changes and even going to therapy can help improve many areas of your life. With the right support, you can learn tools to help you have a healthier relationship with yourself, the people you care about. You can build your self-esteem, develop healthier habits, and enjoy fulfilling, rewarding relationships. Take the first step today.

How do you deal with an attention-seeking partner?

Commonly Asked Questions On This Topic:

What are examples of attention-seeking behaviors?

Some examples of attention-seeking behaviors from people include:

  • Saying shocking things just to draw attention themselves.
  • Paying constant attention to physical appearance and fishing for compliments regarding appearance.
  • Always checking social media or mass media and trying to compete or compare with those they see portrayed in the media.
  • Embellishing stories or untrue experiences, even when it attracts negative attention.
  • Showing jealousy towards others when they themselves don’t have all the attention.

Is attention-seeking a mental illness?

Just because a friend or family might exhibit attention seeking behavior doesn’t mean that they are experiencing any mental health conditions or illness. Rather, peer reviewed studies from the Cleveland Clinic have shown that attention-seeking behavior is more frequently connected to low self-esteem.

However, the American Psychiatric Association points out that attention-seeking behavior can be a symptom of underlying causes which include mental health conditions such as depression or an anxiety disorder. In more intense cases, attention-seeking behavior can include self harm or other actions that are dangerous to the patient and/or those around them. These behaviors meant to garner negative attention might also point to mental illness as a cause of attention-seeking behavior. However, not all instances of attention-seeking behavior are an indicator of mental health conditions.

Is attention-seeking behavior normal?

At some point in their life, everyone engages in attention-seeking behavior. It is most common to see this behavior in the child and parent relationship, where the child will “act out” or “misbehave” in an effort to get their parent’s attention. At the most basic level, this is why babies cry: they need to be noticed by their parents to get their needs met, even though they can’t talk and express those needs.

When attention seeking behavior continues into adulthood, though, it can make it hard to maintain healthy relationships. It can also cause jealousy and competition that makes such healthy relationships between adults really difficult.

How do you deal with an adult attention-seeking behavior?

It can be difficult to cope with adult attention-seeking behavior at first, but consistency is key in the long. Perhaps your friend or family doesn’t quite realize that they’re hogging every conversation; in that case, gently let them know that other people would also like to their ideas without interruption. Often, this helps bring awareness and some slow-but-sure change to the situation.

You can also encourage your friend or family to take a break from social media. According to a medically reviewed study published in the Athens Journal, social media can exacerbate the attention-seeking behavior.

How do you recognize an attention seeker?

According to medically reviewed sources, attention seekers tend to:

  • Talk frequently and out-of-turn in conversations.
  • Say shocking things just to get a reaction.
  • Refuse to participate in activities and/or conversations where they’re not the center of attention.
  • Not pay attention while others are their relevant experience if it doesn’t directly involve them.

What do you call someone who craves attention?

People who crave attention are often called “people exhibiting attention-seeking behavior,” or just “attention seekers.” These terms are colloquial, although they sometimes appear in medically reviewed journal articles as well.

Is attention-seeking a symptom of ADHD?

Attention seeking can be a symptom of ADHD, although not every person diagnosed with ADHD will exhibit this symptom.

Attention Seeker 12 Signs You're Alone Even When You Can't See Him / My Life

We can all spot an attention seeker from a mile away, can't we? But can you find out if you are one too? Here are the signs of you.

Back in the day* and by "back in the day" I mean there used to be people on social media* looking for attention, but they weren't as obvious about it as they are these days. Social media has added a whole new dimension to the term "attention seeker".

Why should people seek attention? Well, the short and simple answer is because it makes them feel good. Attention seekers are usually people who don't have particularly high self-esteem, so instead of giving themselves good messages about who they are, they rely on other people to do it for them..

And you guessed it.. It comes in the form of attracting attention.

Signs that you may be seeking attention

We can all usually see other people for who they are, but we can't really look inward to see who we really are. This requires self-reflection, and many people are not capable of this. Or, if they are, they are simply afraid of what they might see if they look too deeply into themselves.

So let's look at the characteristics of the attention seeker to see maybe, just maybe, you can be one.

#1 You are addicted to selfies. The word "selfie" didn't even exist before social media. But by 2013, the word had simply become common knowledge. Let's think for a moment about what a selfie is. Well, this is a photo taken by you, right? Hmmm.

And for what purpose are you taking this? Do you take it just to look at it on your phone? No, not usually. Most people take them so they can post them and get people to comment on how beautiful they are. Correctly? Correctly.

#2 You are also addicted to social media. Okay, let's remove the term "social media". The first word is the most important ... Social . Social networking is photo sharing, status updates, following people, commenting on photos, and joking with people. You can even withdraw money if you don't accept it for an hour or more. It annoys you. You just need to talk to people. Or so you think. What you really need is their attention.

#3 Count the number of likes you get *or not*. If you're the kind of person who always checks the number of likes you get on a photo or post on social media, then you really check how much attention you're getting.

Let's take this step further. If you feel down or low when you don't get "enough" likes, then you have a problem. And if you're even THINKING about taking a photo because it's "embarrassing" that not many people have noticed you, then you're definitely looking for attention.

# 4 Say something negative about yourself. So, have you ever posted a status update like “I feel so fat today! Ughhh. Sometimes I just hate myself. Well, what about you? I bet you have. And do you know why you do it? I do! It's because you want people to comment, "Oh no! You are thin, handsome and you must love yourself!!!

You want and need confirmation from other people that you are okay. You must be able to confirm to yourself that you are okay and not hear it from others. But if you can't give it to yourself, that's why you turn into an attention seeker.

# 5 You like to act wild and crazy. Have you ever been to a party on the weekend and suddenly jumped into a bar and started dancing? Or maybe you jumped on stage at a concert? These wild and crazy acts are signs that you are looking for attention.

# 6 You don't like being ignored. So you write to someone, and if you don't hear from them right away, then you get angry. How could they ignore you?! How rough!!! Well, did you ever think that not everyone's life revolves around you? Hey, people have jobs and stuff. Calm down. Not all actions are about you.

# 7 You love taking selfies at the gym. It's really great that you're exercising. Seriously, it is. But if you're the kind of person who feels the need to take a selfie every time you're at the gym and post it on social media, well, you're just looking for people to compliment you, your body, or your commitment to working out. Either way, you're an attention seeker.

# 8 You exhaust your friends with constant photos. I know a person who can't - and I mean CANNOT - take photos wherever she is. And of course, they immediately go to Facebook.

Being with her is exhausting because she is never with you. She is always thinking about the next post and how much attention she can get. rubbish.

# 9 Don't leave your phone unattended - ever. If you feel like you could literally die if you lose your phone, it breaks, or God forbid someone takes it from you... well, you can be considerate. Your need for attention creates a strong need to be in touch with everyone and anyone at any time.

#10 You post on social media all day, every day. Do you document your life on social media? You know what I'm talking about.

The minute you get up, you take a picture of your breakfast and say good morning to your eyes. Then it's work messages, then what's for dinner, then going to the gym, then good night. You understood my point of view. If every waking thought you have is something you are going to post on social media, then you are looking for attention.

#11 You love teasing people with your social media status updates. Have you ever posted something like this: “I'm so excited! Indeed! Thanks God!!! ". If so, you're just begging people to ask you what it's all about. You intentionally leave them wondering what's got you so excited. Yeah. It's an attention seeker.

# 12 You dress provocatively. Being an attention seeker is not limited to social media. If you find yourself dressing in a way that shows many parts of your body, well, you might want to get a lot of attention from the opposite sex. I mean, why would you dress like that, right??

Before closing this function, I want to say that if you are looking for attention, I will not judge you. Hey, it's all right. Actually it is. But you might be wondering WHY you are alone. What is needed for this? And how can you meet that need in other, more productive ways?

Believe it or not, we all seek attention in one way or another. So don't worry - you are not alone. But perhaps we should focus on other people more than ourselves. You do not think?


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Symptoms and signs of enterovirus infection

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Treatment of enterovirus infection

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