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    Default Are you a workaholic?

    I've never really thought of myself as a workaholic, but I've been told by others that I am. Which is strange because I don't particularly like work...but I do find that I might be addicted to it, because I find myself unwilling to let others work for me, even when I don't need the money, and I don't really worry about someone else fucking it up, but...you just can't have enough money.

    What is your attitude toward workaholism? Do you think it's a healthy and honorable lifestyle? What goes through your mind when you witness someone who is addicted to their work?

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    Do I think it's healthy and honorable? Totally depends on the person, motive and situation.
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    I am not a workaholic lol. Like at all. I kind of admire the drive of some people who are completely wrapped up in their work, but I sometimes view it as backwards priorities if I'm being honest. There is a certain kind of workaholic who I respect completely though. The world needs those people.

    I can imagine myself much more absorbed in my work if I were doing something I really felt was a vocation, was doing it with friends and like-minded people, and felt like we were grass-rootsy in nature. I'll never feel like a workaholic if I'm working for the man.
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    I don't think I'm a true workaholic, but I am very motivated by achievement. I have always been that way. I can appear to be a bit consumed by a goal when it's something I truly believe in.

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    Yeah. Prob to an unhealthy degree lately. It's weirdly addictive; I feel hyped in a really uncomfortable way. I don't think it's healthy, though it can be honorable if the motivation is to provide for others.

    I think of workaholism as a compulsion though. I have seen quite a few people lose themselves in their work to avoid dealing with the emotional aspects of their life. That coupled with the boost that achieving things through hard work brings makes for a heady mix. It's a lifestyle that is glorified in the US, as part of a larger "success" culture. It's entirely possible to always be working if one wants. It's hard to clock off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honor View Post
    I don't think I'm a true workaholic, but I am very motivated by achievement. I have always been that way. I can appear to be a bit consumed by a goal when it's something I truly believe in.
    Same on all counts

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    Quote Originally Posted by bologna View Post
    I used to be, but then I got better. Now...

    Same on all counts

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    I am not a workaholic if I can find a job with minimal work pays a lot and work from home where I don't have to interact with people I'd be in heaven (says the girl who wants to ultimately work with computers)

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    If by "work" you mean "my actual job that earns me money", then no. But if you mean "productive tasks that aren't all that much fun", then abso-freaking-lutely. I could not be more stereotypically ESTJ in this regard.
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