Smartphone Compulsion Test


1. Do you find yourself spending more time on your cell or smartphone than you realize?


2. Do you find yourself mindlessly passing time on a regular basis by staring at your cell or smartphone?


3. Do you seem to lose track of time when on your cell or smartphone?


4. Do you find yourself spending more time texting, tweeting or emailing as opposed to talking to people in person?


5. Has the amount of time you spend on your cell or smartphone been increasing?


6. Do you wish you could be a little less involved with your cell or smartphone?


7. Do you sleep with your cell or smartphone (turned on) under your pillow or next to your bed regularly?


8. Do you find yourself viewing and answering texts, tweets and emails at all hours of the day and night—even when it means interrupting other things you are doing?


9. Do you text, email, tweet or surf while driving or doing other similar activities that require your focused attention and concentration?


10. Do you feel your use of your cell or smartphone decreases your productivity at times?


11. Do you feel reluctant to be without your cell or smartphone, even for a short time?


12. Do you feel ill-at-ease or uncomfortable when you accidentally leave your smartphone in the car or at home, have no service or have a broken phone?


13. When you eat meals, is your cell or smartphone always part of the table place setting?


14. When your cell or smartphone rings, beeps or buzzes, do you feel an intense urge to check for texts, tweets, emails, updates, etc.?


15. Do you find yourself mindlessly checking your cell or smartphone many times a day, even when you know there is likely nothing new or important to see?



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Disclaimer: It should be noted that no medical or psychiatric diagnosis can be made solely by a written test or screening instrument alone; this survey is intended for educational and informational purposes only. If you score is on the higher side it would be reasonable to examine whether your use or over-use is creating any problems in work-life balance. If you are concerned about your Smartphone use, you may wish to consult with a mental health/addiction professional with expertise in Internet and Technology Addiction (Process/Behavioral Addictions).