An attention whore is a label given to any person who craves attention to such an extent that they will do anything to receive it. The type of
attention (negative or positive) does not matter.
Here is how you recognize them:
0.Writes a comment before reading the entire OP or watching the video suggested by the OP.
1.Is uncomfortable in threads in which he or she is not the center of attention
2.Displays rapidly shifting and shallow expression of emotions
4.Consistently uses bad humor to draw attention to self
5.Has a style of writing that is excessively impressionistic and lacking in detail
6.Shows self-dramatization, theatricality, and exaggerated expression of emotion
7.Their avatars, signatures and usernames are as attention-seeking as they are.
8.Plague the special interest forums they "hate" the most. (2012, even though they have stated a million times nothing will happen, Secret Societies
even though in their eyes "there is no such thing as Illuminati" etc)
We've all spotted them. They have to be the center of attention in every single thread they happen to prey on and they WILL let you know how much more
important their opinion is than everyone else s.
Controversy make their loins quiver in anticipation. I will show you how to deal with them, lest you become one of them.
*First you have to identify the problem.
Is this person’s attitude bothering me because
1) they’re loud and aggressive, or because 2) they’re getting more attention from others than me?”
Think about it and be honest with yourself.
*ok, so you've spotted one and it's not you. Now what?
Remain calm. Resist the urge to protect your label of choice. Sure, they are insulting your favorite deity. Ok, they vilify anal pleasures. Sometimes
they will even shove that red meat down your throat!! Remember, it's just an opinion, and you can easily...
Ignore them. You DON'T have to debate them, as you will easily identify their intentions as soon as you read the first word they type. They are not
interested in civil discussions, their main agenda is to ridicule your pov and shine as brightly as they can. They are trolls but they don't see
themselves as such. It is a hopeless battle that you WILL lose. Just swallow your pride and do not reply, go on your own tangent.
This might infuriate the whore and provoke their anger but you have to be strong. They might even bring over some fellow bullies to derail your thread
with lame attempts at "well-intentioned" humor at your expense, of course, but just let the haters hate.
Just remember. you are not a label. This is the internet and anonymity will bring a snake out of what is otherwise a simple cockroach. Respect
yourself and others, only respond to those that show respect, maturity and a serious intention to debate, no matter what side they support.
edit on 11-12-2012 by lupodigubbio because: typo
edit on 11-12-2012 by lupodigubbio because: more typos