Could be true. I can't say it's the motivation of every single person, but it seems to me it can be the case for some people.
There was one person who I think illustrates this well. I remember one person who also seemed to actually show attention-seeking patterns similar to some of mine, it confused other people but for me not really because I saw some parts of me in him. This person would either rage at me or seemingly trying to flirt with me and it seemed to be pretty random but I can kinda try to understand it, it seems to be that those moments of rage combined with his own attention seeking patterns at the same time were an act of jealousy, like "how could this dumb terrible person receive more attention than me, when I'm so smart and unrestrained and colorful and deserve more?!". It might be a stretch, but based on my observations it seems like I kinda understood him relatively well>>138130
Hm, I think most people actually call expressing your feelings/thoughts attention seeking, maybe when you or your feelings/thoughts don't fit certain standard to be acceptable, I still hasn't figured that out. I guess sometimes people call other things attention seeking, like I saw people call Zodiac Killer an attention seeker (if we assume he definitely existed then I don't feel like he was actually an attention seeker from the stuff we know about him, I just don't sense anything kindred in him)
I guess some attention seeking forms can be toxic and downright harmful but I don't think all of them are. I went to volunteer in animal shelter for attention and nobody seemed harm, animals were happy, the owner/maintainers did not say anything bad to me so if I hurt somebody I had no clue about it. I also try to popularize an obscure band I like for attention, post about it, recommend it to people who might have a chance of liking it. I also don't think it harms anybody, maybe people who find their music really unpleasant, but they can just turn their songs off, at most people will just find it annoying.
I guess there are more harmful forms of attention seeking but I don't think every form of attention seeking is harmful >>138153>To me it just looks kinda desperate
Yeah, I guess it can be viewed this way>What are you overcompensating for?
I just feel sad and disoriented, have hard time thinking properly when I'm alone for too long (and too long to me can mean one day) and nothing else can compensate for this as far as I've tried. It may be hard to understand for introvert, but let's put it this way: imagine you're constantly bothered by people, you don't enjoy their company but they still always bother you and you just do your best to have some nice alone time away from all the time and they make it hard to think properly and you get sad, uncomfortable and stuff. For me it's like this, but in reverse, I don't like being alone at all