and to others: co-workers, partners, families, business associates, waiters and waitresses (ask me, I once waited on high-maintenance business people), hotel clerks, airline reservation agents. If I love my work - might I be engaged, consumed, interested, in flow and focused?
If we define community as the web of connections we weave as we move through our lives, narcissist/perfectionists tear that fragile structure. We should not label people as one thing or another unless 'they' concur - get their perspective first!
Nurturing a sense of self as an autonomous worthwhile being apart from our accomplishments or our failures is a key developmental task. I would be curious to understand how those workaholism personalities also correlate with the personalities that are procrastinators.
As at least in me, i see them to be 1 in the same personalities.
The Results There were a number of interesting findings in this study.
As expected, most of the Big Five traits were related to workaholism: Neuroticism (emotional instability) Implications and concluding thoughts Like all correlational studies, the relations among the variables leads us to much speculation and raises many new questions.
In their study, Clark and her colleagues analyzed data from a sample of 322 working students, the majority of whom were female (73%), Caucasian (51%) or African American (27%) with an average age of 24 years and who, in addition to their studies, worked 36 hours a week on average.
but at the same time - in a different setting i tend to struggle with procrastination as well.Do some people w/MDD and/or GAD turn to (over)work, while others may turn to different addictions, such as drugs or alcohol? The only thing that matters is whether the person in question feels that 'how they are' is useful or not!It seems that workaholism could manifest from a number of underlying variables. Things may be affecting their relationships - but it's only perfectionism or workaholism if 'they' think it so!In doing this, they demonstrated that each of these traits is related to workaholism or at least some component of it.Where I disagree with the authors is in their closing comments where they write that their "Results suggest that workaholism may have both positive and negative components" (p. They base this conclusion on their analysis of the structure of the workaholism questionnaire, which produced a 3-component solution.