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1.
A friend or (usually) co-worker who has an insatiable need for attention and kudos from others. Using tactics like martyrdom to get attention.
Lenard: o m g I spent my entire weekend mocking up this layout. It totally took forever, my partner hates me, and I have no life but I just HAD to do it

Neil: Lenard, you are a rock star! I can't believe how dedicated you are and how talented. WOW

rest of meeting participants: <roll eyes> Lenard is such a validation whore!
by xxtian April 18, 2009

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