Are You Obsessed With Your Job?

August 10, 2007

Think you might have an addiction to work? Ask yourself the following questions from workaholics-anonymous.org. If you answer “yes” to three or more, you may be a workaholic.

20 Questions: How Do I Know If I’m A Workaholic?

  1. Do you get more excited about your work than about family or anything else? yes
  2. Are there times when you can charge through your work and other times when you can’t? yes
  3. Do you take work with you to bed? On weekends? On vacation? yes
  4. Is work the activity you like to do best and talk about most? yes
  5. Do you work more than 40 hours a week? yes
  6. Do you turn your hobbies into money-making ventures? yes
  7. Do you take complete responsibility for the outcome of your work efforts? no
  8. Have your family members or friends given up expecting you on time? yes
  9. Do you take on extra work because you are concerned that it won’t otherwise get done? not sure
  10. Do you underestimate how long a project will take and then rush to complete it? no
  11. Do you believe that it is OK to work long hours if you love what you are doing? yes
  12. Do you get impatient with people who have other priorities besides work? yes
  13. Are you afraid that if you don’t work hard you will lose your job or be a failure? yes
  14. Is the future a constant worry for you even when things are going very well? yes
  15. Do you do things energetically and competitively including play? yes
  16. Do you get irritated when people ask you to stop doing your work in order to do something else? yes
  17. Have your long hours hurt your family or other relationships? yes
  18. Do you think about your work while driving, falling asleep or when others are talking? yes
  19. Do you work or read during meals? yes
  20. Do you believe that more money will solve the other problems in your life? yes

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