The world gives its attention to everyone in society. FACT. Thats the way it is, when you born, there are people surrounding you, including the spiritual realm and when you depart from this world, attention will be placed on your life in hindsight. And any attention draws attention, its noticable. FACT. There is no escape, even when you're not there, you leave behind something always.
For attention is the first instance and a subtle means of any type of communication, as a drawing out (from the mind) and pointing out (the spoken words) along with any visual gestures (the pointing of a finger, the indication of a nod, the glance of an eye) as an aid to a function that is part and parcel of life that is conducted on a day to day basis, as the attention span formulates the message that it wants to convey, for example in a lecture given by a professor or a public speaker and both for social reasons and commercial interests.
But all attention is never equal that is inborn with people, as there seems to be four different kinds of people regardless of gender or social conditioning, with degrees of attentional traits within them:
The attention seeker - well documented and known about, the abhorrent of many; whether its justified or not?
The reluctant attentioner - these people try and avoid any attention given to them, but work mainly behind the scenes, and chose not to be helped along by it in self-promotion, so don't participate much in society, much to their impediment because the world gives its attention all the time and its called networking, as sometimes you have to be noticed for the right reasons, as they like to function under 'it was brought to my attention' mode. Hence the;
The attention givers - they will give a certain amount of time and attention in a nurturing/critical way to those within their focus and/or to themselves and usually end up burnt out in the process or selective to whom they give it too. These people are resented by society because then attention is given back to them in acknowledgement of their achievements in life by compliments or by other methods called self-satisfaction.
The attention resenter - they literally hate anyone gaining and giving the spotlight/limelight in that instance when your noticed. For they hate observing your actions and mannerisms because thats giving their attention away; even when from themselves towards another, they hate it because they feel you don't deserve it, as differences means attention is given because they noticed these differences eg. skin colour. they literally hate anyone gaining and giving the spotlight in that instance, including animals, in the familial setting, at social events, work environments, religion deities/spirits, celebs, that get the attention.
And also the person who resents 'attention' in any shape or form, including the 'time factor' and 'focus' because its gives and gains attention at its very core as a reality as well as a concept. And attention resenter person just can't bear to see it brought upon anything; newspapers, on blogs, social networking sites. And the attention resenter are destructive to those around them. These people are the extreme opposite to the attention-seeker but less documented because largely people view the resenter of attention within the disguise of being cynics, as its a mistaken belief that these are actions and attitudes of a jealous person, they are not, they are those from a attention resenter.
However, to most people generally, its never intentional in the setting out to gain attention to themselves or the things that they do, nor to any extreme degree (besides the attention seeker) but that of normality and how the world works, and the resenter of attentionalism lacks this basic understanding.