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Attention vs. Exhibitionism

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Attentionnoun

(uncountable) Mental focus.

‘Please direct your attention to the following words.’;

Exhibitionismnoun

The practice or character trait of deliberately drawing attention to oneself.

Attentionnoun

(countable) An action or remark expressing concern for or interest in someone or something, especially romantic interest.

Exhibitionismnoun

(pathology) The practice or character trait of deliberately displaying one's genitals, nipples, or buttocks in public.

Attentionnoun

A state of alertness in the standing position.

‘The company will now come to attention.’;

Exhibitionismnoun

extravagant and conspicuous behavior intended to attract attention to yourself

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Attentioninterjection

(military) Used as a command to bring soldiers to the attention position.

Exhibitionismnoun

the perverse act of exposing and attracting attention to your own genitals

Attentionnoun

The act or state of attending or heeding; the application of the mind to any object of sense, representation, or thought; notice; exclusive or special consideration; earnest consideration, thought, or regard; obedient or affectionate heed; the supposed power or faculty of attending.

‘They say the tongues of dying menEnforce attention like deep harmony.’;

Exhibitionismnoun

extravagant behaviour that is intended to attract attention to oneself.

Attentionnoun

An act of civility or courtesy; care for the comfort and pleasure of others; as, attentions paid to a stranger.

Exhibitionismnoun

a mental condition characterized by the compulsion to display one's genitals in public.

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Attentionnoun

the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others

Exhibitionism

Exhibitionism is the act of exposing in a public or semi-public context one's intimate parts – for example, the breasts, genitals or buttocks. The practice may arise from a desire or compulsion to expose themselves in such a manner to groups of friends or acquaintances, or to strangers for their amusement or sexual satisfaction or to shock the bystander.

Attentionnoun

the work of caring for or attending to someone or something;

‘no medical care was required’; ‘the old car needed constant attention’;

Attentionnoun

a general interest that leads people to want to know more;

‘She was the center of attention’;

Attentionnoun

a courteous act indicating affection;

‘she tried to win his heart with her many attentions’;

Attentionnoun

the faculty or power of mental concentration;

‘keeping track of all the details requires your complete attention’;

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Attentionnoun

a motionless erect stance with arms at the sides and feet together; assumed by military personnel during drill or review;

‘the troops stood at attention’;

Attentionnoun

notice taken of someone or something; the regarding of someone or something as interesting or important

‘he drew attention to three spelling mistakes’;

Attentionnoun

the mental faculty of considering or taking notice of someone or something

‘he turned his attention to the educational system’;

Attentionnoun

the action of dealing with or taking special care of someone or something

‘he was found guilty of failing to give a patient adequate medical attention’; ‘her business needed her attention’;

Attentionnoun

things done to express interest in or please someone

‘she felt flattered by his attentions’;

Attentionnoun

a position assumed by a soldier, standing very straight with the feet together and the arms straight down the sides of the body

‘Saunders stood stolidly to attention’;

Attentionnoun

an order to assume a straight standing position.

Attention

Attention is the behavioral and cognitive process of selectively concentrating on a discrete aspect of information, whether considered subjective or objective, while ignoring other perceivable information. William James (1890) wrote that "Attention is the taking possession by the mind, in clear and vivid form, of one out of what seem several simultaneously possible objects or trains of thought.

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