I work with Johnny June who is a great Tech at Wrongway Regional Medical Center and he has said, "I don't want any attention from administration". I asked him why and he relayed that anything that puts someone in the limelight comes to no good.
Johnny June and I both worked at Anomaly State Hospital years ago and I recalled, that in the first six months of my employment there, I had been recognized as "Employee of the Week" on two different occasions. It seemed that once I received that attention, I fell under close scrutiny and, without going into any detail, received quite a bit of negative attention from administration for the next year.
So, in a sense, Johnny June's premise was proven by my situation.
But, for some of us, bad attention is better than no attention. Some of us will go to great lengths to call negative attention to ourselves in order to be validated.
We play the part of the victim, prove that "they're so bad and I'm so good" in order feel the thrill.
But now I'm getting into the Piepers' "Addicted to Unhappiness" and Daniel Gilbert's "Stumbling on Happiness" concepts and there, all I can say is, read the books.