Dr. Seth Meyers, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Seth Meyers, Clinical Psychologist

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Why Narcissists Hate to Feel Indebted to Anyone

Check out this article I wrote for Psychology Today about narcissists. This is a very complex and confusing personality type, but understanding it better makes it easier to understand and navigate!

Article here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/insight-is-2020/202003/why-narcissists-hate-feel-indebted-anyone

Thursday, April 16, 2020

New on TV: Little Fires Everywhere

On Hulu TV, you can check out the new series, Little Fires Everywhere, based on the bestselling novel. If you like a gritty character drama, this is a show for you. Kerry Washington shows what an amazing actress she is. The looks on her face throughout the show are priceless, steeped in anger, resentment and even disgust. I highly recommend this show!

Coping Tips for Covid-19: Staying at Home and Staying Sane!

Try any or all of these tips for the best possible coping during this unusual period.I wish you all the very best!

o   Exercise – at home or virtual.

o   Get organized – closets, rooms, garages – is one of the most effective ways to increase a sense of control, distracting yourself from negative thoughts and feelings.

o   Work on professional or school work, which will catapult you closer toward reaching your professional or academic goals.

o   Cook something special or indulgent for yourself or those you live with, which nurtures you and also gives you something concrete to focus on.

o   Use what mental health professionals call “positive self-talk.” When negative thoughts or feelings get triggered, recite a simple mantra to yourself. Examples: “This sucks now, but this isn’t permanent and things will get better soon;” “All I can do is focus on what I can control.” “I know that making good choices is what will help me achieve my goals later.”

Sunday, March 15, 2020

My New Article for "Psychology Today:" Why Narcissists Hate to Feel Indebted to Anyone

Let's be brutally honest: Narcissism is an extremely confusing personality to understand. If you have a narcissist in your life - a co-worker, partner, friend or family member - understanding what they say and do is kind of like watching a firetruck, sirens blaring, rush past you in a rainstorm. The only sane reaction is to say, "Hold on, what?"

I've written extensively about narcissism in my career because this personality type continues to confuse and upset so many people. The point: The more educated you get about this highly unique personality type, the less frustrated any narcissist can make you feel.

Check out my new article here and my hope is that it makes handling any narcissist in your life a little easier.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

In the Media: Dr. Seth in USA Today

I was recently interviewed by USA Today, on behalf of eharmony, about the very hurtful dating behavior known as "ghosting " Check out the relationship here.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Pop Quiz: What is the Cause of Dissociative Identity Disorder?

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is a severe psychological disorder. It was known in the past as Multiple Personality Disorder, but that term is no longer recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Fifth Edition (DSM-V). The cause of DID is having experienced major trauma. Examples of such trauma include short- or long-term severe abuse, surviving a natural disaster, and other extremely distressing life events.