Question: What does it mean when someone is a workaholic?

What kind of person is a workaholic?

A workaholic is a person who works compulsively. The term originates from alcoholism. The person works at the cost of their sleep, and social functions such as meeting friends or family. While the term doesnt necessarily imply that the person enjoys their work, it can imply that they simply feel compelled to do it.

What are the characteristics of a workaholic?

Traits of A WorkaholicYou work for more than 40 hours a week. You dont care about work-life balance. You measure your success with your salary. You are distracted during your off hours. Your calendar is overscheduled. You check your emails frequently. You talk about work all the time. You work during your lunch hours.More items •21 Jun 2016

What does being a workaholic mean?

A workaholic is a person who is addicted to work. The term generally implies that the person enjoys their work; it can also imply that they simply feel compelled to do it. Workaholism is not the same as working hard.

Is being a workaholic a bad thing?

We found that workaholics, whether or not they worked long hours, reported more health complaints and had increased risk for metabolic syndrome; they also reported a higher need for recovery, more sleep problems, more cynicism, more emotional exhaustion, and more depressive feelings than employees who merely worked

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