Are you a workaholic or workalcoholic?

Workaholics are beyond their emotional side and transform their work at home.

It is a fact that addiction or dependence towards work is enhanced by the fierce competition in a global market, where, or are competitive or were excluded from development. The corporate culture that prevails in the world today promotes, subtly or blatantly addictive behaviors toward work.

If you know how they do business you’ll be more prevented.

Encourage employees through development opportunities, packages superior to those of the law and increased compensation benefits, to name a few. People see in it the possibility of advancing, succeed and achieve a better standard of living. The price to pay is: live to work. Is that what you want?

This situation is also reinforced by certain canons and social stereotypes promoted by family, friends and even ourselves.

Features workalcoholic

1.Es a perfectionist professional with ambition and desire for success, individualistic, with great difficulty working together. 35-40 years, man, upper-middle class, often entrepreneurs and managers, there are many lawyers, doctors, economists. But, with these characteristics, in fact, there are in all professions.

2. There is no one addict addiction often have several cigarettes, caffeine. It is common that is associated with the inability to say “no”, the fact please others or success.

3. Denial is a constant. All addictions are based on a denial, but this denial is more complex because work is well regarded. They distort reality.

4. They usually have a very low or excessively high self-esteem. is not accepted as they really are, they are making impossible to go farther than your feet can bring efforts. They are convinced that to be accepted must always be the best and so try to increase their achievements.

5. Inability to relax, never disconnected. They work well with high adrenaline. They have a long list of tasks that need to be performed. As the work is his “trigger” (called trigger to situations that trigger addictive behavior) always have the trigger hand and new opportunities to be stimulated and secrete a stream of adrenaline.

6. Withdrawal symptoms on holidays or weekends. Guilt during their leisure time.

7. often accompanied by depression-anger.

8. Specifically has six characteristics, – obsessive interest in achieving objectives; -. I want to compete, -. The need for social recognition, -. Propensity to accelerate the execution of any task, -. State of physical and mental alertness;. – apparent involvement in multiple activities fixed term.

9. family and social relations very debilitated as a result of that ignore family or friends. They are only focused on the work, which is his obsession and can not be disconnected.

Types of workaholics or workalcoholic

There are two distinct types

a) The tax: worker ambitious and ruthless fighter. It is a competitive worker with a need to feel superior, worker guilt and without necessity, overwork as an ethical imperative.

b) Unsafe: continuously and so anxious seeking approval and increase their self-esteem. isolated and lonely worker with a professional relationship as a substitute for interpersonal relationship.

Acknowledge yourself and take care.

Workaholism is a phenomenon which has begun to be studied relatively recently, but its impact on life and health are very noticeable.

If you recognize yourself as a workalcoholic work you typically use to hide, deny and escape from personal, social or family problems. In its most extreme degree it is a psychological disorder of compulsive and need many hours of work to avoid the anxiety that produce most situations and environments outside of work. The most immediate for you pathological consequences of this behavior will be an unmanageable life, a critical maladjustment and serious health implications. At the physical level, as workaholic possible you to suffer from problems such as gastritis, ulcers, heart attacks, high blood pressure, nervous dermatitis, headaches, paralysis and burning skin, etc.

If you see yourself in this situation ponle recognized limit. If it is not very serious maybe a coach can help. But if you see that you’re not on track (yes, yes, we said that many companies encourage it) but you feel fully identified with the situations described: please yourself, go to a psychologist.