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Are You Addicted To Your Phone?

By Beatrice Porbeni 08 November 2017   |   5:00 am

We live in a decade where communication is everything. Even though we have a variety of communication devices to choose from, our phones seem to be the handiest and most trusted gadget, which (dare I say) most of us can’t live without. Take this quiz to find out if you are addicted to your phone.

You are doing something alone and you hear your cell phone ringing, but it is not in the same room as you. What would you do?
A. Depends on if I’m in the mood to take calls or texts.
B. Run to the other room to check it.
C. Check it later when I’m through with what I’m doing.

You find your dream holiday destination but your cell phone might not have signal there. Would you go?
A. I would definitely go! I would be happy to take a break from my phone.
B. No! I can’t live without it.
C. I would go, but I would be unhappy about it.

You get a new job. On the first day, you find out that you aren’t allowed to have your cell phone in the work building. What would you do?
A. Just sneak my phone into work on vibrate/silent.
B. Quit the job! That is a ridiculous rule!
C. No big deal, I’ll just leave it in the car or at home.

Where is your cell phone right now?
A. I don’t know.
B. Right beside me, I can touch it without having to go anywhere.
C. Oops! I forgot. I left it in the car.

What do you have your cell phone for?
A. Just calling and texting, that’s all.
B. Everything!
C. Only for emergencies or for work.

Do you download ringtones on your phone?
A. No, I only use the ringtones my phone came with.
B. Yes, I have a lot.
C. Wait, you can download ringtones on your phone?

Do you keep your phone near you when you are sleeping?
A. Only if I’m using the alarm clock that night.
B. Yes. You never know; I may get a text or call in the middle of the night or I may wake up in the middle of the night and want to check the time on the clock.
C. No.

Do you rely on your cell phone to check the time?
A. Sometimes.
B. Yes, very often.
C. No.

If you either have to live a week without your cell phone, or get a very painful shot at the doctor. Which would you pick?
A. Live without the cell phone.
B. Get the painful shot.
C. None.

Results

Mostly As – You are regular phone user. You can do without your phone for a couple of hours and get on with life. But be careful, you’re on the borderline!

Mostly Bs – You’re definitely addicted! Try to create some distance between you and your device. Get active with some face-to-face interaction because your reliance on your phone can be quite unhealthy.

Mostly Cs – You have the tendency to be slightly out of touch with the world. Try to stay a bit more connected as there is a lot to explore through your device!

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