May 05, 2015 3:30 PM GMT
Have you noticed a strong intolerance for 'needy people'? It's often used to describe people in a way that expresses severe dislike, or even as an insult. I've noticed it more and more. Needy can mean different things, poor people are considered needy, or people with bad health. And then there's emotional/mental neediness. I can understand not liking it from a relationship stance, that you find it unattractive for someone to be too clingy and needy in that way, but regardless of what sort of neediness it is, the point is that if someone is needy, it means there's something wrong in one way or another, and they likely need help, physically, emotionally or both. So why is the word 'needy' often met with disdain and dislike? It seems kind of mean spirited.