Are you panic-stricken by missing a message, turning off your tweets or failing to file a status? Does your blood pressure rise when your battery life falls? When you lose reception, do your marbles go with it?
If the answer is to any of these is ‘yes’, then it’s time to recognise the signs of Nomophobia. Otherwise known as ‘No-Mobile-Phone Phobia’. Google it. It does exist. A by-product of the technological world we live in. And it’s going viral. A recent study found 66 per cent of people in the UK feel the fear of separation from their mobile phones.
I have observed that someone who can’t bear to be apart from their mobile, will display other symptoms too. As interaction with your smart device increases, direct human contact decreases. I am calling this Mopho-delity. Or Mobile Phone ‘infidelity’. Definition: when a smart phone becomes the third person in your relationship. Continue reading