I think we ALL know the guy who wants every single thing that he does to be remarked upon or appreciated, and the minute you don't do that, he gets a little cranktastic.
Ever notice that he doesn't ever appreciate anything anyone else does? What's that about?
"Worship me, for all I do is AWESOME!"
"Hey, I just did something awesome ..."
"Ah, no one cares about you. Tell me how much you appreciate MY AWESOME. Wait, you haven't even MENTIONED my AWESOME. I must now berate you in a highly demoralizing fashion."
I hope that I remember always to tell people when I think they're fabulous, or when they're doing something fabulous. I hope I remember to tell people how much I appreciate them. However, I think that I don't. I'd like to be better at that.
I think we all want to be appreciated.