I'm humble enough to admit that I like attention. Although I have always been a writer and will always be a writer, writing is more fun when I know there are readers. Although I have always been a talker and will always be a talker, my stories are much more fun to tell when I have an audience. Besides, there are times when I am just too witty and clever to keep it to myself, haha!
As a "Yellow" personality, I am motivated by fun, and I "need" attention. It's true. Yes, I also happen to need food, water, shelter and clothing. But I NEED attention as well.
I get it that not everyone is a "talker" or a "sharer". But I am. I have this need. Being able to share with someone is a way I can unwind.
Sometimes, when I haven't been able to "share" I start to feel a little stir crazy. I remember once I just wanted to tell someone -- ANYONE -- my good news. I called my friend. No Answer. I called my other friend. No answer there either. I called 3 of my sisters AND my mom. Ring-ring. No Answer. Voice Mail. Voice Mail. Ugh. I think I actually stuck my tongue out at one of them when I got the voice mail. Haha.
Some people might call this a character flaw. However, my counselor used to tell me it is healthy to be able to admit characteristics of our personality to ourselves. This is good because when we truly understand how we function and why we function, we can then better manage our behavior. For example, because I know that I am a talker, I make a conscientious effort to include others and ask how their day is going, and so on and so forth. So, yes. I feel just fine in admitting I am an attention whore.
Don't believe me? THIS is how much I need attention.
Case Study #1:
As a child, if everyone else was too busy to play with me, I'd lock myself in the bathroom and "write" commercials and then "perform" them to myself in front of the mirror. I'm not gonna lie... I was a pretty clever kid. :P
Case Study #2:
There is a lady in one of my classes who is clearly pitching for the other team. She also clearly knows I don't swing that way. Nevertheless, she calls me "hun" and "sweetie". And I admit, that I choose to sit by her. Partly because she is a very nice lady and funny as all get-out. But also in part because, as I mentioned before, I lubbers attention!
That being said, I should also mention that I enjoy giving others attention too. It doesn't always have to be about me. I like to make others feel special and important too. :)
What about you? Are there any others of you out there who subscribe to Attentiondom too? Or are at least willing to admit it? :)