Are you a workaholic?

We are currently undertaking a research paper on workaholic behaviours in:

  • Executives
  • Professionals
  • Business owners, and
  • Entrepreneurs

We are considering the effects of being a workaholic on the individual and their families. We also want to understand what an individual and their organisation do to help cure this illness.

1. Describe in your own words a workaholic?

2. Are you a workaholic, or maybe a recovering workaholic?

3. Do you try to think of how you can free up more time to work?

4. Do you spend much more time working than initially intended?

5. Do you work in order to reduce feelings of guilt, anxiety, helplessness or depression?

6. Have you been told by others to cut down on work without listening to them?

7. Do you become stressed if you are prohibited from working?

8. Do you deprioritize hobbies, leisure activities, and/or exercise because of your work?

9. Do you work so much that it has negatively influenced your health?

Let’s consider this: Professor Bryan E. Robinson, a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress, and a licenced psychotherapist, created the Work Addiction Risk Test (WART). Please click the link answer the questions and note your score below

10. What did you score?

11. Are you surprised by the result?

If yes, please explain why:

12. Are you a:

13. How many hours per week on average do you work?

14. Are your hours of work?

15. How many hours do you typically work at the weekends?

16. Do you work when you go on holiday?

17. If yes, typically how many hours a day do your work on holiday?

18. Do you believe you?

19. What do you enjoy about work?

20. What do you dislike about work?

21. Why do you work? Please drag and drop in order of priority

22. Have you ever suffered workplace stress? If yes, what were the causes?

23. Have you ever suffered from burnout? If yes, what were your symptoms?

24. What is important to you? Please list your six priorities in life – and answer, are you giving these priorities time?


25. Can you recommend any good candidates whom I can ask to undertake this research?

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