Is gaming really that bad for you? How do you know if you're truly addicted?
I'm a gamer, and a researcher, looking for evidence of the differences between gaming addicts and enthusiasts amongst gamers aged 18+.
Recently, in the last 2 years, the World Health Organization's acknowledged the existence of Internet Gaming Disorder. Although they have produced some guidelines to tell you if you're addicted to gaming, these measures, have difficulty telling a gaming addict, from a gaming enthusiast.
So to better understand why these measures are failing, I have come up with a survey, it is 20 minutes long, and is only for 18+ gamers. It is meant to help clarify the differences between someone who has real problems from gaming, and those that are truly just gaming for fun.
Note: Although this relates to online gaming, offline gaming is fine as well, for this is still in its infancy.
If you are keen, try out this survey!
Additionally, if you want to know more, drop me an e-mail through the link provided.
I think it depends on how much it affects our daily life. If a person continues the gaming avoiding his daily life activities, life goals, duties & responsibilities, and relationship/friendship, it symbolizes his addiction
Pretty much what everyone else has been saying, but I will add that one shouldn't assume that, just because it's possible to be addicted to something, that that means the thing in question is inherently good or bad; it's possible to develop an addiction to just about anything.