Work can be an all consuming obsession for some of us. That's when you go from being an employee to a workaholic! Do you know what kind of workaholic you are? Take these 10 questions and find out!
START THE QUIZ!
How difficult is it for you to relax when you're not working?
It's very difficult all I think about is work
It's possible but it's not easy
I can easily push work out of my mind
How many drinks have I had?
Has work ever caused you to forget, ignore or minimize celebrations such as birthdays, reunions, anniversaries or holidays?
On more than one occassion
Once or twice but it wasn't on purpose
Yes and I still feel bad about it
Not that I can remember
Do you always put more thought, time and energy into my work than I do my relationships with loved ones and friends?
No way family and friends are my top priority
I have a bad habit of putting work first
I try to find a good balance
Guilty as charged
Do you get upset with yourself over making mistakes?
I'm pretty hard on myself
No mistakes are learning opportunities
It depends on what I did wrong
How much pressure do you put on yourself to work harder than those around you?
It's not a competition the goal is just to get my own work done
I put a ton of pressure on myself to be better
I can be a bit competitive but I know when to reign it in
Satisfaction and self worth come from within
Do you feel as if you always need to be in control?
How many nights a week do you stay late after work without being asked?
None I'm out of there as soon as possible
1 or 2 just to get caught up
3 or 4 to get ahead
Do you have a temper?
How did you know?
I'm yelling at you right now
No I'm very placid
It depends on the situation
Are you more interested in the final result or the process?
Do you feel guilty when you're not working on anything?
You are an involuntary workaholic! You're not working for pleasure; rather, your driven by external forces to work longer and harder even though you would much rather be doing anything else. Often this is due to workplace mismanagement or circumstances leading you to having more on your plate than you initially expected.
You are a Voluntary workaholic! In your opinion, working twice as hard as everyone else is the only way to make a name in this world and quickly climb the ladder. By proving yourself, taking on more work, and using your downtime as creative work time, you are pursuing your goals at full speed.
You are a martyr workaholic! You feel as if you must sacrifice your own time and energy in order to please the greater whole. While this doesn't always work in your benefit, you feel as if you are contributing to something greater on a large scale. This type of work makes you feel important.
You are a self sabotaging workaholic! You use your work to avoid real life problems, sabotage relationships, and get out of doing things that might cause you pain. To you work is the ultimate scapegoat. You know you're working too much and that it puts strain on your relationships, but at the same time, you just can't seem to stop your self sabotaging ways.
Self Sabotaging Workaholic
You are a jubilant workaholic! Work truly gives you pleasure and purpose. Your job is so fulfilling that you can't help but go the extra mile even when it's not explicitly called for. Work gives you more than just money, it gives you a sense of who you are and what you're meant to do in this world.