In conversations, there are often times when a member of the group will consistently divert the conversation back to their own topic (often to do with them). A 'pseudo-conversation' example:
- Persons 1-3 are talking about A - going back and forth as conversations often do.
- Person 4 starts talking about B - a topic about them
- Persons 1-4 talk about B for a bit, and that part of the conversation is largely concluded.
- Persons 1-4 talk about A again (as it had not concluded) - picking up were they left off.
- Person 4 starts talking about C - another topic about them, loosely related to topic B
(Note: for these examples, topics A, B and C are not urgent).
Many people seem to do it without realising, some habitually do it - but, it seems commonplace.
The question is, what is the psychology behind the need to be the centre of attention?