Work Addiction Self-Test

Please choose one answer for each of the statements below:

Work Addiction Self-Test


I prefer to do most things myself rather than ask for help.

I get impatient when I have to wait for someone else or when something takes too long (such as slow moving lines).

I seem to be in a hurry and racing against the clock.

I get irritated when I am interrupted while I'm in the middle of something.

I say busy and keep many irons in the fire.

I find myself doing two or three things at one time - such as eating lunch and writing a memo, while talking on the phone.

I over-commit myself by biting off more than I can chew.

I feel guilty when I am not working on something.

It is important that I see the concrete results of what I do.

I am more interested in the final result of my work than in the process.

Things do not seem to move fast enough or get done fast enough for me.

I lose my temper when things don't go my way or work out to suit me.

I ask the same question over again, without realizing it, after I've already been given the answer once.

I spend a lot of time mentally planning and thinking about future events while tuning out the here and now.

I find myself continuing to work after my coworkers have called it quits.

I get angry when people don't meet my standards of perfection.

I get upset when I am in situations where I cannot be in control.

I tend to put myself under pressure with self-imposed deadlines when I work.

It is hard for me to relax when I am not working.

I spend more time working than on socializing with friends, on hobbies or on leisure activities.

I dive into projects to get a head start before all phases have been finalized.

I get upset with myself for making even the smallest mistake.

I put more thought, time and energy into my work than I do into my relationships with friends and loved ones.

I forget, ignore or minimize birthdays, reunions, anniversaries or holidays.

I make important decisions before I have all the facts and have a chance to think them through thoroughly.

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