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    Default Attention Whoring: definitions, pro and cons, etc

    What constitutes attention whoring?

    What types of attention whoring are there?

    What is the purpose of attention whoring?

    Does attention whoring that bestows the audience with entertainment or insight constitute a loophole?

    Is there such a thing as altruistic attention whoring?

    Is there such a thing as positive attention whoring as well as negative attention whoring?

    What are the pros and cons of attention whoring?

    Are extraverts more prone to attention whoring and is this a good or a bad thing?

    Bonus question: Aren't all forms of art in a way attention whoring as they tend to express how the artist felt in the moment he created it, to then expose it to the greater public?

    ...and whatever other questions you can come up with are welcome

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    Half-baked thought: I see it as a way to see oneself reflected out there in the world and, perhaps, as a way to provide external validation. If you've got a piece of art that you show off to the world, and if the world regards it as profound and unique, then, blammo, you're a profound person, and you and the world are in sync in some way.

    Altruistic 'attention whoring,' I think, is when we're merely expressing ourselves without need for validation; or when we're trying to rally up some cause that's larger than ourselves.

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