I got this term from my son. He was telling me a story about his friends. And the funny thing was that there was a friend labelled as a spotlight stealer. According to my son, it is okay to steal the spotlight once a while but don’t do it all the time. Hence, this friend of his was not in a good book of others since he was an attention seeker and I guess he was not a good team player.
People who shine from within don’t need the spotlight