Studies have suggested about 10 percent of the average population are workaholics. Depending on the context, the term “workaholic” can have many connotations. While some proudly identify as being a workaholic and equate the designation with a solid work ethic, others may view the term negatively as it may indicate prioritizing work above all else. Take this quick quiz to see which camp you fall into and learn why both sides may be right.
Several years ago, Norwegian researchers from the Department of Psychosocial Science at the University of Bergen created a work-addiction scale to assess the likelihood that you are addicted to work. As described in a Forbes article, “7 Signs You May Be a Workaholic,” the researchers used seven criteria featured in the quiz below. For each question, select how frequently you experience the following.