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PostSubject: Buying Attention   Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:36 pm

Just another demented facet of human behavior.
People who buy stuff not because they really need it, but because their act forces people to give them some attention.
Perhaps just another mild form of Munchausen syndrome.


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Münchausen syndrome is a psychiatric factitious disorder wherein those affected feign disease, illness, or psychological trauma to draw attention, sympathy, or reassurance to themselves. It is also sometimes known as hospital addiction syndrome, thick chart syndrome, or hospital hopper syndrome. True Münchausen syndrome fits within the subclass of factitious disorder with predominantly physical signs and symptoms, but in addition they also have a history of recurrent hospitalization, travelling, and dramatic, untrue, and extremely improbable tales of their past experiences.[1] Nurses and doctors sometimes refer to them as frequent flyers, because they return to the hospital just as frequent flyers return to the airport. However, there is discussion to reclassify them as somatoform disorder in the DSM-5 as it is unclear whether or not people are conscious of drawing attention to themselves.[2]
Münchausen syndrome is related to Münchausen syndrome by proxy (MSbP/MSP), which refers to the abuse of another person, typically a child, in order to seek attention or sympathy for the abuser. It is an obsessive want to create symptoms for the victim in order to obtain repeated medication or even operations.

Humans are social animals....aka ATTENTION WHORES....including myself, I guess.... but too much attention also sucks, just look at celebrities being followed by the paparazzi. The opposite of course, would be living in complete isolation, but that can really screw up with your mind.

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PostSubject: Re: Buying Attention   Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:01 pm

I love being alone...I always have. Maybe it's a side-effect of being an only child...I spent a lot of time alone as a kid, and while I love the company of my family, being alone is good for you sometimes. I think it's essential to being healthy emotionally.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying Attention   Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:35 pm

Shining wrote:
I love being alone...I always have. Maybe it's a side-effect of being an only child...I spent a lot of time alone as a kid, and while I love the company of my family, being alone is good for you sometimes. I think it's essential to being healthy emotionally.
I love to be alone as well, specially because that rarely happens, except in my head. My wife gets really pissed when I'm around and my mind is on another planet. It happens quite often and it is most likely the introvert part of my personality. At the same time, I think it would not be good for me to be alone for a very long time.
It is a classic case of: CAN'T LIVE WITH THEM, CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT THEM.

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PostSubject: Re: Buying Attention   Wed May 01, 2013 7:57 am

not too much of anything, maybe. Too much socializing robs us of valuable time for ouselves, recharging time away from other's influences. I see it as a fasting period, get toxins of others thoughts and energies out, and then come for another round. Like a lover you can't really live without but invariably one day things get boring. Then at least i prefer to go away, meaning less or no communication if it's internet, or diving deep into my head when it comes to friends and acquaintances in the physical world. And yes my wife too gets pissed when i do it, its an Ego thing and i'd react the same way. But you know, showing less interest is a nice way to get great sex again, women insecurities can come in very handy....at least until she gets fucking bored with my craziness and ditches me...tempting thought....lol...
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PostSubject: Re: Buying Attention   Fri May 03, 2013 8:08 am

At this point, I have very little faith in humanity. I have 'friends' in the loose definition of the word, but my husband is my best friend, and I am perfectly content spending free time with him. I don't make any effort to really socialize with groups of people. Mostly because I don't like them, LOL. People are selfish, self-serving, manipulating, etc. I feel like I got the social butterfly bug out of my system in my 20's. And my father's side of the family is NOTORIOUS for being reclusive. So it might even be a tad bit genetic in my case.....

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PostSubject: Re: Buying Attention   Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:41 pm

I got this fucking big telescope on Craig's list for a reasonable price, but the thing was quite a bit out of alignment. I spent quite a few hours trying to align it...looking at websites, etc..I even purchased a laser collimator for it, but I still could not do it. I begin to question quite a bit what I was doing specially because I found all kinds of different opinions on the web. Last night, I decided to go to an observatory where an Astronomy Club meet. The president of the club used my laser to adjust my telescope and it was hard. He spent almost forty minutes in order to calibrate the mirrors and after it was done, I took the telescope out and set it on the grass next to another guy and his telescope. (big mistake).
The deal is...every saturday night, some members of the club bring their telescopes out and set them on the grass outside of the building. The place is open to the public, and they come...families with kids, etc....all wanting to see the planets.
The fucker next to me, could not stop talking. He was telling me that he drives quite a bit in order to get there because he got banned from the club closer to where he lives....and went on talking shit about people that I never heard....and how long he is doing that...and how much he knows..and how far that galaxy is...etc...I only enjoyed my time in there when he sucked other people in to tell his annoying stories.
I didn't take long for me to realize that the fucker is a major attention whore. He most likely lives alone in a fealty place and masturbates with his telescope. Those Astronomy Clubs are the only place where he can get some attention. I even noticed that when people where out looking at other telescopes, that he moved his telescope to a galaxy and start asking loudly if anyone would like to see the Andromeda Galaxy. I've only been there for a couple hours and now I know why some people set up their telescopes across the street from him.
Another interesting thing, he is the first one to arrive and he position his telescope right by the front door of the observatory, no way one can miss him. If he is the first one to arrive, people have no choice, do they?
I guess that he figured out a sneaky way to stay relevant, at least until other members figure out his gig. This dude is like a black hole, it sucks everything around in...no wonder he got kicked out of the other club...I got to check out that place, people seem to be smarter in there.


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PostSubject: Re: Buying Attention   Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:14 pm

Oliver wrote:
Just another demented facet of human behavior.
People who buy stuff not because they really need it, but because their act forces people to give them some attention.
Perhaps just another mild form of Munchausen syndrome.


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Münchausen syndrome is a psychiatric factitious disorder wherein those affected feign disease, illness, or psychological trauma to draw attention, sympathy, or reassurance to themselves. It is also sometimes known as hospital addiction syndrome, thick chart syndrome, or hospital hopper syndrome. True Münchausen syndrome fits within the subclass of factitious disorder with predominantly physical signs and symptoms, but in addition they also have a history of recurrent hospitalization, travelling, and dramatic, untrue, and extremely improbable tales of their past experiences.[1] Nurses and doctors sometimes refer to them as frequent flyers, because they return to the hospital just as frequent flyers return to the airport. However, there is discussion to reclassify them as somatoform disorder in the DSM-5 as it is unclear whether or not people are conscious of drawing attention to themselves.[2]
Münchausen syndrome is related to Münchausen syndrome by proxy (MSbP/MSP), which refers to the abuse of another person, typically a child, in order to seek attention or sympathy for the abuser. It is an obsessive want to create symptoms for the victim in order to obtain repeated medication or even operations.

Humans are social animals....aka ATTENTION WHORES....including myself, I guess.... but too much attention also sucks, just look at celebrities being followed by the paparazzi. The opposite of course, would be living in complete isolation, but that can really screw up with your mind.

I never thought of this effect being applied to purchasing stuff...
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