Our expert says:
There can be a significant difference between WANTING and loving attention, and actually NEEDING attention. And when one is too demanding and needy, this tends to drive away the very people whose attention you want.
Maybe you're no monster, but from your own description your behaviour at times may be monstrous. This all sounds MUCH more like aspects of personality disorder than Bipolar Disorder. It can be helped and changed by skilled psychotherapy, IF you agree that a change is needed and are prepared to work on it - and find a good local shrink to work with
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