in grade 8 i did a power point presentation on “whooping cough” and my opening slide was a photo of whoopi goldberg coughing and i was the only person who laughed at it and i couldnt start the presentation for like five minutes because i was laughing too hard at my own joke
there’s a clear and easily defined difference between emotional manipulation and needing attention and validation bc of a personality disorder. idk why neurotypical people have such a hard time grasping that???
literally nothing about needing affection is inherently manipulative, and it is vital to our safety. don’t u dare pretend it’s something we can control, or an excuse we use to manipulate all the people around us.