Work addiction

Other Names:
Performative workaholism

When work becomes an obsession, compulsive behaviours develop that can be harmful and even death-producing. As in hoarding money, gambling, sex or any other process addiction, the act itself (working) loses its intrinsic meaning. Although the line between simple overwork and an unhealthy addiction to work is tenuous, it is fairly easy to tell when one has crossed it. The workaholic uses work to avoid dealing with inner and interpersonal life.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST