Engagement vs Workaholism

Being highly engaged in your work because it’s pleasurable, and fulfilling is not the same as being driven by a psychological need to work long hours, which describes a workaholic.


Another misconception is that if you love your job, you must be a workaholic. In fact, people who have high work engagement–a positive, fulfilling, work-related state of mind–are probably not workaholics. Engaged workers are driven to work because they find it intrinsically pleasurable–they truly enjoy it–while workaholics are driven to work because they feel an inner compulsion to do so. – Malissa Clark

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