10 crazy things girls end up doing to gain attention

Misty Renee Posted 2 months ago
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We all do it at some point. Ladies, how many of these are you guilty of?

Anyone who claims that they’ve never performed an attention-seeking act to gain the love and affection of a friend, a lover, a sibling, or even a parent, would definitely be lying. No matter how cool we think we are, no matter how independently we live our lives, and no matter how indifferent we pretend to be, there’s always that one person in our life who just won’t give us a second look, who won’t listen intently to anything we have to say, and who just doesn’t seem to have the kind of interest in us as the kind of interest we’ve always felt in them. So we end up lying.

We end up cheating. And we end up putting on some act in our desperation to catch the other person’s attention and interest. Luckily, most of us eventually grow out of these habits after a while. We learn the hard way that being your true self is the only thing that can get you the right kind of attention in life. But a few actually get stuck in them.

They don’t know how to grow up, how to move on, and how to stop behaving in immature and childish ways. If you feel like you might be in the latter, that’s completely fine because it’s never too late to understand your worth and grow out of these habits. Here are 10 crazy things girls end up doing to get some attention in their relationship - things that they need to stop:

  1. Starving Themselves

It’s not surprising these days to observe every other girl resorting to extreme measures just to make sure she looks as good (or as thin) as the latest CoverGirl model, to ensure that her body size fits the exact expectation of the entire society around her, and to carefully fulfil her stereotypical role in this world of looking pretty and petite at all times. So we stress all day about every single carb that enters our body.

We resist all the temptations we have to eat the things we truly like. And at some point, we even begin to starve ourselves completely just to make sure we lose that extra pound, one way or the other. But do you know what is even worse than starving yourself to fulfil these unrealistic expectations? It’s starving yourself for the sake of catching someone’s attention! Maybe you think he’ll notice how thin you’re getting, and will start to think of you as prettier than before.

Or maybe you feel like this is a good way of forcing him to worry about you and your eating habits. Or maybe you’re just doing it as a protest for the way he keeps treating you. Whatever the reason might be, this is an extremely reckless and dangerous habit - a habit that can even end up sending you to the hospital or causing some serious complications if you do it for a long time period.

  1. Lying about silly things

We all know that girl - the one who can’t help but lie about every single thing in her life just to get the attention of the guy she likes whether it’s a lie about all the guys that are after her in college, or about that girl who always seems so jealous of her, or sometimes even about all the possessions she has and the luxurious life she lives. Some of these lies might seem very innocent when you utter them. I mean, they’re not exactly hurting anyone, are they? Yes, you’re right.

They’re not going to hurt anyone but YOU! The more lies you tell, the more uncomfortable and insecure you will continue to feel about your own self and your own life. Because people aren’t dumb. They’re going to catch on to all your lies sooner or later and once they do, they might never be able to trust anything that comes out of your mouth. Stop telling lies just to make yourself look more wanted or fun or exciting. Gaining someone’s trust will definitely get you more attention than any lie you ever tell them. - Continue reading on the next page