Dr. Scott Lyons is convinced that we are addicted drama because of social media.
Lyons’s new book Addicted to Drama, a psychologist at the University of California San Diego, discusses how drama can be a stress reaction that is harmful. According to the psychologist, “it’s difficult to recognize addictions in ourselves,” however “our nervous system may be overreacting in some way to life.”
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“It can be difficult to grasp beyond the exhaustion we feel from being with someone who is in constant crisis and chaos,” he told Sonia Baghdady. Advocate Now. “Like a tornado they drag you in through gossip, jumping from one problem to the other, or one relationship challenge to the next. That’s a kind of chronic way to bring suffering into your own life.”
Lyons says these behaviors may be a result of stress or an inability to experience satisfaction. Some people will keep themselves busy with social and work events in order to avoid being alone or facing their inner problems.
He explains that “you can recognize it when you cannot settle down because settling down in calmness doesn’t equal safety for these people.” “It’s a sign that…