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Are You Actually Addicted To Your Cell Phone?

WHERE IS MY PHONE? Nevermind, I'm holding it.

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  1. Been accused of being “addicted” to your cell phone.
    Been accused of treating your cell phone “like a fifth limb.”
    Dropped your phone and felt like you were dropping a baby.
    Watched someone else drop their phone and winced/cried out.
    Argued with your parents about your cell phone use.
    Left your phone face-down on the dinner table.
    Left your phone face-up on the dinner table.
    Tried to secretly check your phone under the table.
    Looked for your cell phone and then realized you’re holding it.

    Actually forgotten your phone somewhere and panicked.
    Then realized you left it at home.
    Taken a selfie on your phone.
    Downloaded an app on your phone.
    Felt bummed when none of your apps needed updating.
    Downloaded so many apps on your phone that it's run out of storage space.
    Bought additional storage space for your phone.
    Kept your cell phone charger in your purse/bag.
    Borrowed someone else’s phone charger.

    Asked to charge your phone at a bar.
    Used your cell phone camera as a mirror.
    Texted while you’re having a real-life conversation.
    Interrupted a conversation to laugh at a text.
    Interrupted a conversation to show someone a picture on your phone.
    Interrupted a conversation to show someone a video on your phone.
    Left your cell phone on all night on purpose.
    Dropped your cell phone on your face while using it in bed.
    Slept somewhere uncomfortable because your charger didn’t reach a bed.
    Turned on your cell phone before you’re even fully awake.
    Texted while driving.
    Almost gotten into a car accident because of your phone.
    Actually gotten into a car accident because of your phone.
    Texted while walking.
    Texted while tipsy.
    Texted while drunk.
    Texted while drunk and forgotten about it.
    Compulsively checked Facebook on your phone.
    Compulsively checked your email on your phone "for work."
    Stalked an ex on Facebook on your phone.
    Live-tweeted something on your phone.
    Brought your phone into the bathroom with you.
    Felt bummed when you forgot to bring your phone into the bathroom.
    Considered buying a water-proof phone case so you could shower with your phone.
    Bought a water-proof phone case so you could shower with your phone.
    Bought a pretty, themed cell phone case.
    Brought your phone to the beach with you.
    Gotten defensive when people tell you you're "on your phone too much."
    Considered living in a world without cell phones and then panicked.
    Video chatted with someone on your phone.
    Video chatted with someone on your phone while naked.
    Taken a naked photo of yourself on your phone.
    Taken a naked photo of someone else on your phone.
    Taken a naked video of yourself on your phone.
    Taken a naked video of someone else on your phone.
    Watched porn on your phone.
    Looked at your significant other’s phone with permission.
    Looked at your significant other’s phone without permission.
    Googled something on your phone that you’re ashamed of.
    Downloaded a song on your phone.
    Downloaded an album on your phone.
    Gotten really mad when your cell phone didn't get service.
    Tried to text someone on the subway, knowing it wouldn’t work.
    Secretly taken a picture of a stranger on your cell phone.
    Been the first to arrive at a party, stared at your phone until someone you know got there.
    Felt heartbroken when you had no waiting texts.
    Gotten upset when someone asked to use your phone.
    Watched a movie on your phone.
    Cursed the name “Candycrush” to the unfeeling sky.

    Cursed the name “Flappybird” to the unfeeling sky.
    But then panicked when "Flappybird" was discontinued.
    Rolled your eyes when the "please silence your cell phone" announcement plays.
    Forgotten to silence your phone in a movie/concert/play.
    Sat on the ground of a germ-filled public space to charge your phone.
    Felt separation anxiety when you're in one room and your phone's in another.
    You’re currently reading this on your cell phone.

Are You Actually Addicted To Your Cell Phone?

You are not addicted to your cell phone! You probably got a cell phone for the barest of necessities — emergencies, to stay in touch with loved ones, and maybe to occasionally check your email. You're most likely pretty against the way technology is taking over our culture, and can't stand how people are constantly whipping out their cell phones mid-conversation. You value human interaction and one-on-one connections outside the glow of a screen.

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You are mildly addicted to your cell phone! You probably check your cell phone pretty frequently, but if you misplace it it, no biggie. You've got the necessary apps, but nothing that plays annoying music or needlessly drains your battery. You like to feel connected, but you also dig putting technology aside when it comes to real-life experiences.

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You are moderately addicted to your cell phone! You might obsessively clear your apps, have a charger on you at all times, and have a tendency to text mid-conversation, but hey, that's life nowadays. You know how to use social media to your advantage, and you're probably an expert with emojis. You know how to shelve the screens when absolutely necessary (births, deaths, etc.), but you still really don't like to. Your cell phone keeps you connected and available, and nothing expresses your feelings better than the correct emoji.

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You are definitely addicted to your cell phone! You rarely live (or sleep) outside the warm glow of your cell screen, but hey, that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Chances are you're the first to know about breaking news, entertainment stories, and who just got engaged and is plastering it all over Facebook. Maybe you work in social media, or maybe you just know that social media is the future, and that it's time for people to embrace that. Haters will hate, but that's cool, because you can always passive aggressively tweet about them when they're standing three feet away from you.

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