In this modern era, it’s unlikely to meet someone that doesn’t have a cell phone. As the digital age has evolved, cell phones aren’t just for calling and texting anymore, but in many cases our lifeline.
People depend on their phones for all sorts of things from scheduling appointments, to logging their exercise, to navigating in their car. Phones have become so convenient that in many cases, they’ve become like an extension of people’s arms.
While many people would like to deny that they have a dependency on their phones, often they are in denial. Here are some of the telltale signs that you just may be a cell phone addict.
You Can’t Make a Decision Without Consulting Your Browser First
Once upon a time if you had a question or pondering life curiosity, you’d check an encyclopedia, or it may rest a mystery. Now, any time you have a question you can reach into your pocket and do a Google search which will deliver an answer in seconds.
It’s gotten to the point where many people can’t seem to decide without consulting their phone for the latest reviews or feedback. Whether they’re choosing a fence for their backyard or wondering what they should eat for dinner, they have to consult their phones first.
You Miss Half of The Movies You’re Watching
Cell phone addicts are famous for missing large chunks of films and television shows. Because their need to constantly check their phones is so strong, they’re looking away from the screen for a good chunk of the film.
As a result, they often miss a considerable portion of the narrative. These cell phone addicts are notorious for irritating their non-addict friends and family during the movie asking things like “Wait, what did she say?” or, “What just happened?”
Below 50% Battery Gives You Anxiety
If you’ve ever looked down at your phone and felt your stomach drop at the sign of your battery running low, then you’re definitely a full-blown cell phone addict.
Your phone dying isn’t even option, so you carry around gadgets like portable chargers so you can give your phone juice anywhere regardless of having an outlet.
Your Phone Goes With You In The Bathroom
Need we say more?
You Feel Phantom Phone Vibrations
Often people who are full-fledged phone addicts are convinced that they feel vibrations in their pockets throughout the day.
These phantom vibrations can be so convincing that there is no talking them out of the idea that their phone just notified them of a message or call.
However, it’s just a figment of their imaginations as a result of their phone dependency and often leads to disappointment when they see no one actually called them.