The autobiography of a woman; by Waldorfia
The ability to look pretty, at times, and independent, when I wished to give that impression, came to help me in my search for attention. It wasn’t a strong sense of attention that I was seeking. It was more of a desire to be noticed. My ego didn’t need the attention. My psyche, on the other hand, strove to be noticed. Then, after I was noticed, I did not need anything else. No conversation, no compliments, no patting, no smiles; none of this type of feedback was required.
I had enough self-confidence to know I didn’t need any of this. I simply wanted be seen and then left alone.