Hmm, in forum debates, I wonder how far attention whoring could be considered to be synonymous with trolling? They don't seem very far apart, the essential difference perhaps being that trolling may sometimes be carried out more for a person to amuse themselves at the expense of others, with the attention garnered in the process being mainly a byproduct. I do think trolling that has no objective other than to get attention is pretty common too though...
I guess I have the advantage then!
... They say that knowledge is free, and to truly acquire wisdom always comes with a price... Well then,... That will be $10, please!
Attention craving and attention whoring are different concepts. The latter is compulsive while the former is not.
Hmmm..interesting. By that definition, I would be an attention craver, rather than an attention whore. But why would one whore for attention if it is not compulsive? Some sort of gained status or profit?
But why would one whore for attention if it is not compulsive?
One wouldn't. If you took a picture once in your life that doesn't make you a photographer. If it's not compulsive it's not called whoring. That' my point.
To answer the question "why would one crave for attention and not whore for attention" : well you can crave for something a few times in your life (like eating sushi) and not obsess over it. Whoring for sushi means you'd be around japanese restaurants 24/7.