The Addiction That's Turning You Into A Total Narcissist

If they lose or run out of battery, cell phone junkies may panic. Technology junkies frequently check their phones for texts, calls, and emails. Neurotic actions are irritating enough to disrupt work and personal life.  

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1. Neurotic behaviors are chronic and people ritualize things to reduce anxiety

Narcissists always talk about themselves and make others feel small. Cell phone addiction makes even low-self-centered people selfish, research reveals.  

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2. Neurotic behaviors are alarming, but narcissism is an even worse problem

Harvard Medical School says some people are more prone to addiction. Addiction stimulates brain reward circuits. Addiction rushes grow seductive over time.  

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3. Cell phones are so addicting

Technology addicts must choose to quit. Phones are essential to modern life, therefore addicts may struggle to quit. You can transfer calls to a landline without fancy buttons or apps. If giving up the cell phone isn't possible, switching to a simpler phone with fewer capabilities may minimize the rush.  

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4. Treatment for cell phone addiction is complex

The neurotic and egotistical cell phone fixation can disrupt relationships and work. Cell phone junkies must rediscover friends, family, and romance.  

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5. Recovering cell phone addicts must understand the risks of technology use.  

Openly discussing addiction without shame is best. For work, recovering tech addicts must check workplace mobile phone policies.   

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For office hours, most workplaces ban cell phones. Leave your phone in a locker or car to avoid distractions and focus on work.  

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Technology addicts can see a counselor, psychotherapist, or psychologist when needed. If neurotic and narcissistic behaviors are out of control, intense treatment may necessitate sober partner or addiction support group assistance.  

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