He’s always been anxious about all matters concerning himself, since he is the most important person he knows. So he asks those who love him best to describe their love for him, because just knowing or feeling it isn’t enough for him.
He deserves much more; the best, or at least what he perceives as the best. He needs to know he’s loved beyond comparison, because he’s going to fall apart otherwise.
He will do anything for the sake of love, and in doing so, he loses sight of the tears that come his way.