Thirst trapping or fishing for compliments, whatever you want to call it, people on social media are constantly using their posts to seek validation from the public and it's a dangerous game.

While some people who display this kind of behavior are genuinely just insecure, according to Dr.George Simon, PhD of "Ask The Psych," others may do it to manipulate others into paying them recognition. The following is a collection of people who went out looking for praise on the internet but forgot that nobody is safe in the web universe. Scroll through these bold photos and captions and read the brutal responses they received and don't forget to upvote your faves!

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Amy Pattie
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1 year ago

This one needs more upvotes.

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Dian Ella Lillie
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1 year ago

And then there's ugly on the inside...

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Hans
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1 year ago

The mirror!

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Hans
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1 year ago

Fair enough.

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Dian Ella Lillie
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1 year ago

Ugh. Neediness and external loci of affirmation really don't do it for me.

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Hans
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1 year ago

And such nicely formed sand!

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Hans
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1 year ago

Self-hate!

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Grumble O'Pug
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1 year ago

"101 people did not like this for the pair on your face" lol

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Claire Hoyt
Community Member
1 year ago

...BRUH I'm 220 lbs (I'm working on losing fat and building muscle, so please dont come at me)

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Alicja Korzeniewska
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1 year ago

Seriously? Who blured their faces on big pic but left the miniature, which is made from the same picture?

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Bunnyrabbit
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1 year ago

Fishing compliments on a fine day!!!Hahaha

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Kaneelbroodje
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1 year ago

Why would you even lie about something like that?! How despicable of a human being are you?!

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David Viesta
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1 year ago

"you're probably unattractive to the same sex as well". I died. xD

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SPRY
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1 year ago

These MISSPELLINGS>>> ARRRRRRGHHH

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