Humble High Roader Or Attention Whore?


You log onto your Facebook, or check your Twitter feed, or IM and you see the following (paraphrased from multiple such posts):

“Taking the high road, not going to succumb to the negativity, prefer not to waste energy on such person(s), don’t want anyone to take sides, pains me when people feel the need to take sides, please don’t ask I don’t want to talk about it…..blah blah blah blah blah blah.”

Seriously???  And what is the first thing everyone does?  ASKS!!! and jumps on the “oh you are such a good person/poor baby” bandwagon to try to sooth those rumbled feathers.  In no time everyone and their uncle knows what said person is not going to talk about and they are rowing the boat right along with the ‘high roader’ in that river of negativity.  Why? BECAUSE THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANT!

NO one that truly doesn’t want drama,  or truly doesn’t want to talk about something or someone, will post ANYTHING about the issue, even a post to say they will take the high road and not talk about it.  It is a total ploy to get people to do just exactly that!  They want the world to ask  what is bugging them, just like the toddler who is pouting wants your attention. DO NOT GIVE IN! Don’t ask so that way they won’t tell!  Well okay they will because if no one asks they will spill it anyway but this way they look like the victim.  They’re precious little ego is stung or  they’ve done something that will show  their true colors and the only way to make sure they appear good is to inform you of how good they are going to be by not talking about it.

If it really pained someone that others were choosing sides in their  little drama fest, they wouldn’t bother to let anyone know there was an issue to begin with!  They WANT you to take a side, THEIRS!  That is why all the “woe is me, the one on the high road not talking about it”.  You ask, they tell you THEIR version that usually is spun to make them appear to be the victim and the sides of the battle are starting to be drawn.  The posts, tweets and IM statuses are just engraved invitations to come bow and make them feel better about their miserable, rotten selves.

They already wasted that supposed energy by even eluding to a problem.  And you know what? They are feeding that negative energy to you when you give it the least bit of attention.  In fact the attention is just fertilizer on their already overly large pile of bull dung.  This type of person is TOXIC!  They use these posts to lure people in to feel sorry for them and to poison the mind by telling you what they said they didn’t want to talk about in the first place.  It’s a sick game of reversed psychology.  They crave the attention and praise of others like an addict craves their cocaine.  Fact is, that swooning and pity IS their drug.

They are drama queens, royal attention whores.  Don’t do it, do not get sucked into their venomous games.  They are not to be pitied, they are sick, dark, evil puppeteers  trying to manipulate people.  They are insecure so they try to make  others look bad in order to appear to be the better person.  Like I said, toxic.  Leave them in their stagnant waste dumps and ignore their pleas for attention.  The only high road they are on is the one that allows them to step all over others, and it is far below that of the fecal matter of bottom  dwellers in a swamp.

**DISCLAIMER: If you think this is about you, then you probably have some self examination to do because there is likely a reason you feel that way, because you are an attention whore!**

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5 thoughts on “Humble High Roader Or Attention Whore?

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  2. these type of posts/people drive me nuts… I do my best to not feed them when ever possible… *sigh* I don’t need any drama!! I could plenty of my own 😉

  3. Agreed. There’s a book called the “Celestine Prophecy” that breaks people down into 4 different ways of getting attention. We all contain all 4 ruses (and all 4 feed into each other), but tend to favor one over another. In the book, your AW is called a “poor me” that plays the victim to draw attention their way. That book had an excellent impact on my being able to distance myself from such behavior with the quickness, and respond with a very simple “hope you feel better soon” where warranted – a phrase that doesn’t ask a question while still allowing my compassionate side a moment to be helpful.

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