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Why do people crave popularity?

 

Same reason dogs like to be tickled under the chin and made a fuss of - it is part of what we are and how our species has developed. Not everyone craves and some even shun - but on the whole we are a social animal

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Popular people are more likely to receive help from others and have more opportunities to reproduce. People who want to be popular are more likely to seek behaviors that will result in them being popular than people who don't wNt to be popular. Popularity seeking may therefore have some degree of reproductive advantage.

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Popular people are more likely to receive help from others and have more opportunities to reproduce. People who want to be popular are more likely to seek behaviors that will result in them being popular than people who don't wNt to be popular. Popularity seeking may therefore have some degree of reproductive advantage.

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Edited with an added note: People are popular for different reasons. It can be because they are clever, good looking, good in sport, etc. I.m.o. that is really like a mating call, advertising their genes, and they become popular because of the demand for said genes.

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