1. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Your work life looks like this. 2. betabeat.com And outside work? You're ashamed to admit it, but you've become this person. 3. businessinsider.com Which has led to arguments with loved ones, who complain - with some justification - that you're not always entirely present. 4. silvarius.tumblr.com Your habit has not quite progressed to this stage, but it's not far off. 5. personal.psu.edu Essentially, this is your predicament. 6. cyber-gear.com No easy way to say this. You, my friend, are... 7. Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images And, yes, it is a real addiction. Further dead giveaways you're in its grip include... 8. lifesacomicstrip.blogspot.co.uk You are haunted by memories of the fail whale. 9. Via businessinsider.com Your pretty sure your brain now only thinks in 140 character bursts. 10. i.imgur.com You've drunk-tweeted, lost followers, and vowed never again. 11. Via franksemails.com You've encountered your fair share of trolls, and learnt how best to deal with them. 12. Via crazyfatnigga.tumblr.com You've thought of the perfect witty comeback... several hours too late. 13. wordpress.com You have tweeted too hard, and seen this message. 14. wordpress.com / Via ecs.library.wisc.edu When any of these things happen, it's a horrifying ordeal. 15. Via zazzle.co.uk This item of clothing would be extremely useful in your day-to-day life. 16. allaboutsymbian.com On beautiful sunny days you've ducked indoors just to read an @ reply. 17. You still get a tiny jolt of excitement every time you see one of these. 18. You dread the late-night/weekend drop-offs when no-one's tweeting. That's why you deliberately follow people in different time zones. 19. Via turkishspine.org You are quietly appalled by people who do this. 20. You no longer bookmark anything. You just favourite tweets all day, so you can come back and read the articles later. 21. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF You book a holiday, and the thought of being off Twitter for any length of time fills you with dismay. 22. Via buzzfeed.com You have a long list of Twitter pet hates, which you enjoy discussing at length with anyone who'll listen. 23. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF whatshouldbetchescallme.tumblr.com Though, actually, it takes an awful lot to persuade you to do this. You pride yourself on following loads of people. 24. Via dangerousminds.net You've seen comebacks so smart they've made you want to stand up and applaud. (That happens a lot, actually). 25. Via shitlondon.co.uk And there are some tweeters you like so much, you have to restrain yourself from RT-ing everything they say lest you come across as a stalker.(Photo: Patrick Dalton) 26. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF contentfac.tumblr.com The truth is, you have probably missed out on any number of rich, real-world experiences because you were distracted by Twitter. 27. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via reactiongifs.com And one of these days you'll do something about it. 28. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Just not today.