Smart phone users, do you suffer from nomophobia? (test) - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Smart phone users, do you suffer from nomophobia? (test)

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If some of your biggest fears in life are dropping your phone in a toilet, running out of battery waiting for an Uber or watching a car run over it, you might suffer from "nomophobia."

TechTarget defines nomophobia as:

Nomophobia is the irrational fear of being without your mobile phone or being unable to use your phone for some reason, such as the absence of a signal or running out of minutes or battery power.

The word is self can be broken down easily. 

  • "no-" as in you don't have it
  • "-mo-" as in your mobile device
  • "-phobia" as in the fear of

There are even websites dedicated to discovering, discussing and diagnosing the signs and symptoms of nomophobia. even has a four question self-diagnosing test to see where you if you are in fact a nomophobe. 

Questions like: 

Which of these scenarios would make you most anxious?

  • walking into a dark, confined space
  • a pointy needle coming towards you
  • your phone slipping from your hands
  • a hairy spider on the bath

After completing the test, I am happy to report I am not a nomophobe.

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