Perhaps the complaining is so deeply ingrained it could have been learned in childhood, perhaps being raised by a chronic complainer would result in such a reality seeming "normal"? If a child doesn't have his/her needs met as a child...it is no wonder they are still searching to be validated, to get some sympathy, some love. I love your article Guy. Perhaps chronic complainers have low self worth issues, perhaps they have clinical depression? Thank you for promoting sensitivity to their needs. It's not just children that ask for love in unloving ways...it's adults too!