I'm sure you all know one.. or maybe you ARE one? I'm talking about a text addict. Don't get me wrong, I love my cell phone and texting but after awhile, I get bored with texting. I can not sit for hours and hours texting. If I'm doing something important and my phone goes off, that text message can wait until I'm finished. When I'm driving, I don't text unless it's important.. but then I will call because it's easier to talk and drive than text and drive. It is not possible to have your eyes on your phone and the road ahead of you.. just because you have two eyes doesn't mean that they can both do two different things at once.
So what defines a texting addict? Someone who texts from the time they wake up until they go to bed at night. The ones who text while they are driving and swerve all over the road putting other people's lives in danger. A texting addict ignores everyone else around them because they are soo involved in their texting conversations. Or the annoying person at the store who isn't watching what they are doing or what their kids are doing because they are too busy texting.
"Anything that you can become obsessed with, and you do so much that you don't do the things you need to do with family, friends, school, job -- that can be an addiction. And texting absolutely can qualify," said Dr. Dale Archer, a clinical psychologist.