You may have told someone, “You’re addicted to Facebook!” Oftentimes, you may be the one on the receiving end of these kinds of phrases.
Although Facebook Addiction has been cleared by the experts to not be an official clinical diagnosis such as impulse control disorders, substance addiction, or pathological gambling, too much time on Facebook can still pose a problem to people.
So how do you know if you or someone you know is addicted to Facebook? Answer TechAddiction’s Facebook Addiction Test to find out:
- I often spend too much time on Facebook–usually more than I originally intend.
- I am often tired in the morning because I stay up late on Facebook.
- My friends or family have commented that I spend too much time on Facebook.
- I spend more than two hours per day on Facebook for non-work related reasons.
- I often use Facebook at work or school, even though this is not permitted.
- I would find it very difficult if I could not access my Facebook account for an entire day.
- I have made an effort to collect as many “friends” as possible on Facebook.
- Many of my Facebook friends are not really my friends offline.
- My work or school performance has suffered due to too much Facebook use.
- My relationships have suffered due to too much Facebook use.
- I often spend hours at a time playing games on Facebook.
- When I post an update on Facebook, I am very disappointed if no one comments on it.
- I usually prefer talking to people on Facebook that in person.
- I have attempted to reduce the amount of time I spend on Facebook but have not been successful.
- I spend more time using Facebook compared to any other online activity.
- I often use Facebook to avoid other responsibilities.
- Since starting to use Facebook, I spend less time doing other activities I used to enjoy.
- Even though I have many Facebook friends, I still feel lonely.
- I often login to Facebook when I am out socially with others.
- Checking my Facebook account is one of the last things I do at night.
- Checking my Facebook account is one of the first things I do in the morning.
- I use Facebook when I am feeling stressed or depressed to make me feel better.
- I am often late for school, work, meetings, or appointments because of my Facebook use.
- I would get very upset if a friend did not “add” me to Facebook.
- I have set my Facebook account so that I automatically get notifications about what my friends or doing or saying.
- It makes me feel bad if I know that someone has more Facebook friends than I do.
- I think it would be virtually impossible for me to give up Facebook for an entire month.
- I often confuse what someone has told me in real life and what was said on Facebook.
- I often use Facebook when I am bored because I have nothing else to do.
- 0-5 True answers: You are a light user and does not find any significant reason for using Facebook in your life.
- 6-10 True answers: Facebook is part of your daily routine and you may spend too much time on it. You may even feel bad if you cannot log into Facebook for a long time.
- 11-20 True answers: Your Facebook use is unhealthy and obsessive and it may take away your time from actual interactions and from your responsibilities.
- 21 and more True answers: You cannot last the day without checking your Facebook. Your life revolves around Facebook and your work or school and relationships may be suffering because of this.
Anything that is “too much” is bad. If your Facebook use is cause for concern, you can talk to us about it. Call or text: