Are you conscientious employee, or are you compulsive about work? Here’s quiz to help you find out, from US-based Workaholics Anonymous’ 12-step programme:
? Do you get more excited about work than about family or anything else?
? Are there times when you can charge through your work and other times when you can’t get anything done?
? Do you take work with you to bed? On weekends? On vacation?
? Is work the activity you like to do best and talk about most?
? Do you work more than 40 hours week?
? Do you turn your hobbies into money-making ventures?
? Have your family or friends given up expecting you on time?
? Do you underestimate how long project will take, and then rush to complete it?
? Do you believe it’s OK to work long hours if you love what you are doing?
? Do you get impatient with people who have other priorities besides work?
? Are you afraid that if you don’t work hard, you will lose your job or be failure?
? Is the future constant worry for you, even when things are going well?
? Do you do things energetically and competitively, including play?
? Do you get irritated when people ask you to stop doing your work to do something else?
? Have your long hours hurt your family or other relationships?
? Do you think about your work while driving, before falling asleep, or when others are talking?
? Do you work or read during meals?
? Do you believe that more money will solve the other problems in your life?
According to Workaholics Anonymous, if you answer “yes” to more than half these questions, you might be on your way to becoming workaholic.
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