OK, I'm going to be blunt.
I have ZERO patience for "attention seeking" or "drama" or people being "over-friendly" at my job.
One of my best friends works at the same place as I do, in fact we're in the same unit, but unless we're working on something together we hardly see each other.
IMHO, this is part of being PROFESSIONAL. You are at your job to WORK, not to SOCIALIZE.
Other tidbits of wisdom from bloodbaths at jobs prior...
(1) People who like to TALK ALOT to YOU - also TALK ALOT to OTHER PEOPLE. They might very well just regurgitate EVERYTHING you said to them to someone else, with ZERO regard if doing so has any negative impact on you whatsoever. In fact, I'll go so far as to say that there are people out ther who will in fact INTENTIONALLY use anything you say to them as a means to cause trouble for you. Believe it.
(2) There's at least "one little jealous fucker" at every job. Average workers typically resent top performers, regardless if they are assholes OR good people or not, it doesn't matter. They are jealous because they are not getting raises, high profile projects, or promotions because they sit on their asses and produce average work. So, MISERY LOVES COMPANY, and once you're near the top of the hill, watch your back, there are plenty of folks who want to stick a steak knife in it. Little backstabber fucktards.
(3) Be wary of ANYONE who tries to "make friends with you" at the office, ESPECIALLY if you are their SUPERVISOR. I am blessed and have many wonderful friendships in my life. When I do meet new, cool people at a job, I keep them at the colleague level, until one or both of us leaves for a new position, and then I'll go hang out with them if we still keep up with each other. Play it safe. Good jobs are hard to come by. Real friends don't go anywhere, they keep in touch with you, if you keep in touch with them.
(4) TWO is a CONVERSATION, THREE is a CROWD.
(5) I hate it when people exaggerate their prior accomplishments to me. It really bores me, and I think it is disgustingly juvenile. I tell such people "Hey, I don't mind if you lie to your friends, but don't lie to me, OK?"
(6) When someone just starts emotionally vomitting all over me with all the gopped up gnarly details of their fukt relationship with their S.O. and how much of a bitch their sister is, and how their car is always broken , and wah-wah-wah - go call a fucking Wahhh-mbulance. It makes me sick. I simply tell them "Look, I'm sorry if you're going through a rough time, but I have alot of work to do, and I want to be home on time to eat dinner with my family. So, if you have any work related questions let me know. Otherwise, I hope things straighten out for you soon. Good luck."
(7) When in doubt, make sure you have a witness. Preferably someone in management, or at least your level on the "totem pole."
(8) The HR Department's job is to protect MANAGEMENT, not to protect YOU. More people get shit-canned after seeking assistance from their HR Department than you would ever imagine. If someone is giving you a hard time at the office, DOCUMENT EVERYTHING (e-mails, photos, videos, witnesses, all of it!) and build a case. Take it to your supervisor, and have them talk to the fucktard's supervisor. Don't forget to start looking for another job just in case, because if things get shitty, it's alot easier to leave than hope for a shitty job to get better.
(9) Don't EVER volunteer information.
(10) Bad news does not get better with time.
(11) DO NOT GOSSIP. If people try to gossip with you simply excuse yourself, they'll get the point.