There is a new term floating around now; Phubbing. It means that you are so focused on your PHONE that you ignore someone, or don’t hear them.
Apparently phubbing is something a third of people have to deal with in their relationships, according to a new survey.
So, just how addicted are we to our phones?
1. 49% of people say they’d pay more attention to what was going on around them if they didn’t have their phone. 20% say they wouldn’t. Everyone else was on the fence.
2. Would you focus better in general without your phone? 43% said yes, 24% said no.
3. Would you feel anxious, because you wouldn’t be able to instantly communicate with people? 44% said they would.
4. Would you feel any sense of RELIEF if you didn’t have your phone for the day? Only 29% said yes . . . 34% said no . . . and 37% weren’t sure.
5. Would you feel weird without your phone, because you wouldn’t know what to do? 22% said that yes, they would.
6. How often do you leave the house without your phone? 67% said rarely or never . . . 22% said every now and then . . . only 8% said regularly . . . and 2% said they never take their cell phone anywhere.
7. When you’re at home and walk to a different room, do you usually bring your phone with you? That one was 50/50. Half of people said yes, and half said no.