i always make posts like “if i dont get attention ill literally die” as some degree of hyperbole but let’s review the things that have happened since i’ve had a reliable source of Attention:
-i’ve been going to the gym more
-i’ve been drinking water and looking after my diet
-i’ve had a lot more energy
-i’ve had a lot less brain fog and been able to actually participate in the things i usually enjoy, like reading and TV shows
-i’ve actually managed to educate myself on things i havent touched for a year because i didnt have the spoons/couldnt deal with the identity crisis i’d have if i found out there was evidence to counteract my opinion
like when narcissists say that we suffer without having a source of attention, we aren’t playing around. this shit actually impacts our lives and to say that this need is unnecessary or pretentious shows a clear misunderstanding of what NPD actually is.