The most worrisome Internet addicts? Workaholics

Does conquering make you stoop?

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Everyone loves an overachiever. With the exception, perhaps, of overachievers.

It’s hard to have such high expectations of yourself that they can never be met.

Guess what makes it worse? The Internet, apparently.

It seems that those who are committed to being the best at work cannot stop in their quest to gain an advantage. This means that they wake up in the middle of the night to check e-mails and experience increasing anxiety when Web access is denied to them.

These, at least, are the conclusions of a UK study that examined excessive use of the internet. According to the Telegraph, the researchers thought they’d discover that the most internet addicted were the lonely, the unemployed, the forlorn, or those that can be all three — the young.

Instead, they discovered that it is the successful and the driven that suffer.

Dr. Cristina Quinones-Garcia of Northampton Business School, co-author of the study, told the Telegraph that corporate organizations have twisted priorities.

She said: “Organizations seem to focus on the extent to which individuals lose working hours using the Internet for personal purpo… [Read more]

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