I have recently attended a friend's wedding anniversary. It was more of a gathering with her near relatives and a few close friends. It was all going on well and one of her friends, for whatever reason did something strange. Men were enjoying their drinks and my friend was busy attending the hosts. And she was with us, for sometime, while eating. Its like, all of us were having dinner together and were involved in some discussion. All of a sudden, her friend(we'll call her Reema), started singing aloud; we were for once, a little taken aback. Reema was not participating in the discussion, she was not drunk either. And the moment she started singing, she drew attention towards herself. Few other jovial women in the group, started asking her, whatz the matter? or you have a nice voice, we never knew it etc... and thatz it. The whole attention was drawn to her. And my friend was really upset because of this. Upset because, she spoiled the conversation that was going on, she strived hard to arrange things and food, in fact, some of the guests were praising her culinary skills, and then this happened. See, it was basically her party, her wedding anniversary and she, definitely, wanted to be the highlight of the party. Good or bad expectations??? No idea. Later my friend revealed that, Reema has always been like this. Reema is her family friend's wifey and my friend and Reema work in the same office. So, whenever they are having lunch together, Reema would do the same thing. As in, diverting the group's attention towards her, by hook or crook. And Reema is quite charming and very diplomatic. People would never know what kind of games she would be playing. My friend narrated a few incidents. Reema would say, "oh.. those jewellers are such cheaters...." and give a biiiiiiiiig expression. So, reflexively, opposite person would ask, "why, what did they do??" and then she would start saying, "my husband wanted to gift me a ruby set, and he gave me surprise gift....", and again the opposite person would ask "oh vow... how much did it cost you??" and yes.. that is how it goes. Reema would literally make the opposite person interested in her and lets them ask her questions voluntarily. And she wins the game, always. My friend was narrating to me so many incidents where she almost pulled people out of the present conversation and every one gets attracted to her, as if she were a magnet. I have personally seen people who get attention, automatically. That is their charisma, they really do not have to struggle about this. To be frank, I dint see anything wrong in Reema's actions. She is an attention seeker and she does it tactfully and with a knack. But my friend gets really upset, when she starts doing so. See, my friend is not jealous of her, but she wants a way to stop such Reema's acts when Reema is with her. Do you think my friend has a logic in asking such a thing? Is it really possible to keep such attention seekers at bay? How would you do it, if you were her?