Are You a Workaholic?

Take This Quiz to Find Out If You Have a Problem

Updated January 11, 2017

1. How often do you get to work before everyone else does, and leave after your boss and coworkers do?

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2. You are sitting on the beach at a beautiful tropical resort. What are you thinking about?

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3. You wake up one morning with a bad cold. You...

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5. Your boss assigns a big project to you and says you can pick coworkers to be on your team. What do you do?

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6. Do you ever hide from your loved ones the fact that you're doing work at home or on vacation?

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7. Your child (or niece or nephew) is going to perform in a recital, play, or concert. Will you be in the audience?

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8. Are friends surprised to see you out and about instead of working?

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9. You wake up during the night. While you're up you ...

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10. Do you argue with your loved ones about the amount of time you spend working?

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Are You a Workaholic?

You got: You Are Probably Not a Workaholic

I got You Are Probably Not a Workaholic. Are You a Workaholic?
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Phew. You seem to have a healthy attitude toward work. You may meet a couple of the criteria for being a workaholic, but it is unlikely you have anything to worry about right now. To be classified as a workaholic, you will have to meet more of these criteria. Workaholics:

  • Get to work before and leave after everyone
  • Do not appreciate the other things in life
  • Avoid calling in sick
  • Forgo vacations
  • Refuse to delegate work, doing it all instead
  • Keep it a secret from their families that they are working during personal time
  • Put work ahead of family obligations
  • Seem to others to always be working
  • Argue with loved ones about their preoccupation with work
  • Give up sleep to work

To make sure you do not become a workaholic, keep a good balance between your job and personal life. Remember to find time to relax: take vacations, leave work on time more often than not, and take breaks during the day. Spend time with loved ones and do not ever forget they are more important than your job.

Are You a Workaholic?

You got: You May Be in Danger of Becoming a Workaholic

I got You May Be in Danger of Becoming a Workaholic. Are You a Workaholic?
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You are a bit preoccupied with work, but your answers don't indicate you are a workaholic...yet. You are in danger of becoming one. Right now you meet only some of these criteria:

  • You get to work early and leave late
  • You do not appreciate other things
  • You do not call in sick even if you should
  • You avoid taking vacations
  • You prefer to do everything instead of delegating work
  • You work during personal time but hide it from your family
  • You put work ahead of family obligations
  • Everyone thinks you work all the time
  • You fight with loved ones about your obsession with work
  • You work instead of sleep

Being a workaholic will affect your health and relationships. Since you are at risk for becoming one, take measures now to keep this from happening.

Learn to relax. Take breaks from your job. Work late only when necessary but try not do it more than a few days a week. Make time to be with your loved ones. If you find your compulsion to work increases, seek help from a mental health professional.

Are You a Workaholic?

You got: You Are Probably a Workaholic

I got You Are Probably a Workaholic. Are You a Workaholic?
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Uh oh. You seem to have a serious problem. Your answers indicate you meet many of the criteria for being a workaholic. Mental health professionals define workaholics as individuals who are overly preoccupied with work. They are motivated by an internal compulsion rather than a boss with unreasonably high expectations. They tend to work many hours and have trouble balancing their jobs and personal lives. A workaholic:

  • Almost always gets to work early and leaves late
  • Does not appreciate other things in life
  • Does not call in sick
  • Avoids taking vacations
  • Won't delegate work to others
  • Hides the fact they are working during personal time from loved ones
  • Makes work a priority over family obligations
  • Appears to work all the time
  • Argues with loved ones about the amount of time they spend working
  • Works instead of sleeping

Get help from a mental health professional as soon as possible. Being a workaholic can seriously affect your health and can be detrimental to your relationships with others.