attention-seeking - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/əˈtenʃ(ə)nˌsiːkɪŋ/
  1. attempting to get other people's attention, especially by behaving badly or in a very noticeable way

    Self harm is often dismissed as merely attention-seeking behaviour.

    We want our kids to be happy and self-confident, but now they're just selfish and attention-seeking.