What is the word for someone who finds value and ambition in other people giving them positive regard and support? A person who wants as many people as possible to give them positive regard and support.
I'm not looking for words that describe attention seekers, and the word egocentric doesn't help as egocentric people are self centered, and the person I have in mind is not self centered. Emotional vampire isn't suitable as this person isn't abusive. Also this person does not want to be famous.
The research I've done is searching Google for the word I'm looking for.
I am looking for an adjective. Examples 2 and 3 use an adjective as a noun as they use colloquial speech.
Sheridon hadn't had a response in 30 minutes mid-conversation. "Sorry I was eating dinner" Eliza told Sheridon to resume the conversation on the messaging app. Sheridon liked her apology though she did nothing wrong, as he was [a] __________ [ a person who gets validation by getting their ego fed]
"I'm always first to enter the party and the last to leave. I gotta get that social utility, that _________ [person who gets validation by getting their ego fed] material" (colloquial language)
"Guess what? A famous journalist on twitter retweeted my article that I wrote and made it go viral. As a _______ [person who gets validation by getting their ego fed], I value that." (colloquial language)