If your cell phone is creating problems in important aspects of your daily life, i.e. at work, in your relationships or personal life, it may be time to take a hard look at yourself and your phone use. Studies have shown a great deal of people misuse or abuse their phones. These studies conclude that while it’s rare to be truly addicted to your phone, 6% to 7% of the population really do suffer from this problem. Hospitals have even started to open clinics to help people who have technology addictions. Undoubtedly, this is a growing problem worldwide. Check out these 11 signs to see you’re also guilty of cell phone addiction.
1) You Talk More On Your Cell Phone Than in Person
It is so easy to text, email, tweet, message, or comment on someone’s social media page then it is to actually speak with them in person. Using your cell phone as a prime communication tool in which to get your point across could be a sign of overuse. With the number of options there are these days to communicate with someone via cell phone, it’s actually possible to never need to speak with someone directly. However, there is no substitute for a good old-fashioned face to face conversation. Body language is one of the few things that can’t be communicated via cell phone (although enhanced emoji use is guiding us in that direction!). If you are choosing to primarily communicate with your phone, especially on sensitive, uncomfortable, or important subject matters, then this could indicate a phone dependency problem.