How Dependent Are You On Social Media?

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How Dependent Are You On Social Media?

Even the most well-intentioned social network user can encounter difficulties when it comes to breaking away from the endless streams of photos, applications and voyeurism of sites like Facebook and Twitter. Most users aren't addicted, says Paula Pile, a marriage and family therapist, but there are some who use social media sites compulsively and often at the expense of other activities and interactions in their life. Are your status updates and tweets getting out of hand? Take this quiz to find out just how dependent you are on social networking*:Source: Paula Pile's Facebook Compulsion Invento


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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    I end up spending more time on social networking sites than I intend to.
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Seldom

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Often

  • 2. 
    I feel anxious and upset when I can't get on my social networking sites.
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Seldom

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Often

  • 3. 
    I feel like I have more in common with the people I interact with on my social networking sites than I have with my spouse or partner.
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Seldom

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Often

  • 4. 
    I find myself neglecting some of my work responsibilities because of time I spend on social networking sites.
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Seldom

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Often

  • 5. 
    I lose sleep as a result of staying up late at night on social networking sites, and am tired the next day.
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Seldom

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Often

  • 6. 
    Spending time interacting with other users on social networking sites is more pleasant than the time I spend with my spouse.
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Seldom

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Often

  • 7. 
    I feel excited and energized when I access my profile page on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc.
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Seldom

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Often

  • 8. 
    The thought of deactivating my social media accounts makes me feel sad and depressed.
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Seldom

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Often

  • 9. 
    Before going out of town, I make sure I'll be able to connect to the Internet to have access to my social networking sites.
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Seldom

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Often

  • 10. 
    Others complain about the amount of time I spend on social media sites.
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Seldom

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Often