By contrast, a workaholic is someone who constantly thinks about work, and without work feels anxious and depressed. Morris, who argue that what we typically call a workaholic, with its negative connotations, may more correctly be understood when we look at that person’s motivation to work.
Workaholics are difficult to get along with, because they frequently push others as hard as they push themselves. The researchers found that people work hard for four reasons: While these are the four primary types of hard workers, there is also a fifth type – people who work hard simply because they love what they do.
We always have a great time, we make each other laugh, we have great chemistry both emotionally and physically, and to be honest, he is the greatest guy I have ever been with, by far. He works every single day, for hours upon hours, late into the night most of the time, and really only makes time for me once a week, if I am lucky.
He does call me every night no matter how busy he is, so that is refreshing and reassuring of how much he really does like me, but I am just not sure I am ok with the amount of time we spend together.
Here are some key differences between hard workers and workaholics: An interesting way of understanding the difference between hard workers and workaholics is found in the research of E. Barbara Woods is Executive Director of Casa Palmera, an organization providing psychological and medical help to men, women and their family members suffering from addictions and behavioral health disorders in San Diego.