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A workaholic is a person who is addicted to working. The workaholic feels a compulsion to work, and struggles to control an obsessive-compulsive desire to work. Many people admire the productivity and dedication of workaholics, but do not see the negative effects of workaholic behavior: Harm to one’s physical, mental, and spiritual health, and neglect of family, and enjoyable pursuits.
A workaholic isn’t just a person who works a lot. Instead, a workaholic believes that he or she is the only person who can do a job or do the job right. To a workaholic, the job has top priority. Without work, the workaholic feels insecure and a failure. The need to work is a driving force . . .
When To Use
Characteristics of the workaholic, signs, symptoms, stopping the cycle, finding balance, tips for getting your life back--and the benefits of doing so.
How to Use
Counseling sessions, brownbag presentations.