This article is inspired by loads of whores in my life. Dating from school, to my adult years. Credits ought to be given to them, and not to me.
Attention seeking whores. Three words that makes my life a complete mess. Working in the media line, my life is full of socialites wannabe and fame seeking whores sometimes, it’s sickening, because in truth, capable people does not really need to do many things to gain attention.
But I guess not many people share the same sentiments as I do. Some people like to be seen. And likes to show off. Likes to show how perfect they are. They are always on their high horses, and I wish I can tell them to repent, because God is greater than anything in the world, and nobody is perfect.
Besides getting sick and tired for the lack of freedom at work, that is another reason why I quit working with one of our national favourite newspaper. It’s full of bullshits and attention seekers. Did you know that some columns are bought by these attention seekers or people with intention to promote their products and make themselves look good?
Well, some columnist are not exactly chosen or hired by these newspaper companies, but the space was bought by columnists in question so they could use the space to express whatever they like, including advertising their products. Some, on the other hand, pestered the editors to give them some space til the editors get sick of it and give in to them.
I’ve dealt with that sort of people, and it’s funny sometimes that they are so persuasive that I barely can hold in my laughter. Well…such things speaks volumes, actually.
Weak editors who allowed such people to get into their pants is the caused why the newspaper in question lacks quality control. God, sometimes I just wish they could just use the advertisement section instead of columns. They have advertisement space for some reason, you know? Why do you want to cheat people and mislead the readers?
Anyway, I’m straying.I’m just so pissed, so bear with me. Those not so bright people are asking me to reconsider working with them again. 🙁 It upset me, cuz the environment is not for me as I’ve always believe that capable people does not need to do many things to get themselves noticed. Besides, I am happy freelancing for an international magazine right now. Why would I want to go for domestic while I can go international is beyond me. 🙁
I have always believed in that, even as a young child that capable people does not need to do many things to get themselves noticed. And that is why, when I grew up, I try to maintain a low profile, cuz for what it’s worth, being famous is damn easy. If I really want it…nobody could stop me.
Anyway, as of late, I’ve discovered something that I never suspected before. These attention seeking whore are actually mentally ill. Medically speaking. Yes, there is such sickness.Â It’s a terrible illness known as Munchausen Syndrome.
Munchausen Syndrome is an attention-seeking personality disorder which is more common than statistics suggest. Munchausen Syndrome, named after a German soldier renowned for exaggerated tales, is a predominantly female disorder in which an emotionally immature person with narcissistic tendencies, low self-esteem and a fragile ego has an overwhelming need to draw attention to herself and to be the center of attention.
In Munchausen Syndrome, this is achieved by capitalizing on, exploiting, exaggerating or feigning illness or injury or personal misfortune. The opportunities for being center of attention can be increased if feigning victimhood through alleged victimization, isolation, exclusion or persecution is added to the equation; the Munchausen person can then depict another person (often a family member or friend) as a victimizer or persecutor and herself as the victim.
Presenting herself as a false victim is also a Munchausen trait. Apart from that, they would also do whatever it takes to be in the center of attention, including lying and using people around them to get attention. They would also, stoop as low as to using children to gain attention and achieve their goals. Terrible, right?
God, I wish I knew about this earlier… that all these while, I’ve been dealing with some terrible psychopath in need of professional help. It would have saved me from wasting my breath and attention each time they do nonsense.
I was told that to deal with these sort of people… with such disorder is just to ignore them. That is the best way to get rid of them. Never ever give them the satisfaction of being in the center of attention, because they never stop, and will never stop. They might not realize that they are doing it, but it will continue til they realize that they are in need of special care and attention from psychologist.
I’m sorry for the misleading title. I don’t have exact solution on how to get rid of attention seeking whores who are constantly getting on your nerves, but the next time they step on your tail, you could mention about this illness to them, and tell them to get some professional help.
Cleffairy: Do you have such tendencies? Please get professional help so that you can get rid of your Munchausen Syndrome and spare me the misery of dealing with you!