In an age of PDA's (personal digital assistant), laptops, and cell phones, it's hard to distinguish between a workaholic and a good employee. But there are times when work becomes an unhealthy, destructive obsession.
Here are three common traits of workaholics:
First, workaholics are unable to turn off work. They work at home, on their days off, even on vacation. They check their PDA's before going to bed, and as soon as they wake up. Work dominates the conversations of workaholics in social settings. When they are unable to work, they experience withdrawal symptoms such as tension and depression.
Second, they have poor social relationships. The reason is obvious: they put work before family and friendship.
And third, workaholics are hypersensitive about their addiction. When someone confronts them about their obsession, they react with defensiveness and anger.
Are you a workaholic?