An attention slut is a person with a completely null level of self esteem, that bases their entire self worth on other people's actions towards them. This can be a male or female, of any age or pursuation. Sex can be involved but is by no means required.

An attention slut will do anything for you if you say something nice to them. Controlling persons love to get ahold of an attention slut, and form a relationship where small doses of positivity interleave with large doses of abuse and torment.

The main problem is that the attention slut generally hates himself/herself deeply. An expression of love (even a mild one) from another person comes as both a shock and a tangible 'high'. The high can be very pleasant, and have recognizable physical effects on the body. They become addicted to a drug they can only get from an interpersonal relationship. The 'lows' experienced when the positivive attentions are not forthcoming can include depression, extreme guilt, feelings of total isolation, and tendencies towards self-abuse / suicide.

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