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10 Signs You're Addicted To Your Phone

Discussion in 'The Roaming Zone' started by palandri, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. palandri

    palandri Former Palm Guy
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    Well, I readily admit I'm addicted but not because of the list. I only matched on two points:

    5. You take it to the bathroom. (But only because I always seem to get a call when I farthest from it.)

    9. You feel a dread of panic when your phone shows "low battery." (We no longer have a landline. I'm not really in dread though. Until I sold my car, I had a USB adaptor for the A/C power plug. If I am not at home or in the car, I carry a 30,000mAh portable battery. So I have access to power. It is just that I am so paranoid of being without it!)

    So I'm thinking the grading scale has to be:
    Match on one: Addicted.
    Match on two: 100% addicted.
    Match on three: Insanely addicted!
    Match on more than 3: You need a therapist.

    BTW, I could add more to the list.

    You might be a phone addict if....

    1. A phone rings. You know it is not yours, but you check it anyway.
     
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  3. palandri

    palandri Former Palm Guy
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    You might be a phone addict if....

    1. A phone rings. You know it is not yours, but you check it anyway

    That's a good one Kevin
     
  4. palandri

    palandri Former Palm Guy
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    The only one that I can really relate to is:

    7. Your phone is the first thing you see in the morning

    I look for email and news alerts in the morning when I wake up.
     
  5. KevinJames

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    So maybe we, as a community, should start our own list.
     
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    You might be a phone addict if...
    The last time you left home without it, you felt naked.

    (I left home without mine about two years ago and all the while worried what I might be missing. Answer: Nothing. Not one call, not one text, not one tweet. I had to check my pulse and make sure I still existed. LOL)
     
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    10points- check all of them.

    Add to the list:

    You check WA 5-10 times a day, even though no one is posting.


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    Hmm, I am not as bad as hubby accuses me of. Here's mine from the list:

    "3. You hold your phone in your hand for no apparent reason

    4. You say or think ‘I’ve lost my phone’ when your hand doesn’t automatically find it

    6. Your holidays, meals out and hotel stays rely on WIFI - only when overseas for me.

    7. Your phone is the first thing you see in the morning.

    8. You have notifications for every app yet still check your phone every second. "

    Not sure if this part of addiction but I always notice what phone a person is using way before I notice anything else about them.


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    @charlyee haha. I immediately look to see what iPhone case they are using. And if I like it.


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    @charlyee @viewfly: Remember when cars used to be the status symbol? LOL

    So far our meager collection includes:

    You might be a red-neck phone addict if...
    1. The first thing you notice about a person is which phone (and/or) phone case they use.
    2. You check WA 5-10 times a day, even though no one is posting.
    3. The last time you left home without it, you felt naked.
    4. A phone rings. You know it is not yours, but you check it anyway.
     
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  11. palandri

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    You might be a red neck phone addict if you protect your phone like your 9 year old daughter protects her chewing tobacco.
     
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  12. palandri

    palandri Former Palm Guy
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    I am guilty of that.
     
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    I'm somewhat guilty of
    but then I'm mainly concerned about having my laptop connected :)
     
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    Yes, that too.


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    I couldn't stop laughing. On a scale of 1 to 10, this is 18,000

     
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    It is not only 10 signs. It is thousands of signs that you addicted to your phone. You know why? even in your sleep you will dream about your phone.:)
     
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    I didn't see it. Thanks for the link. It doesn't surprise me
     

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