Smartphones have made it easier to digest the news, discover that new Thai restaurant, and connect with good friends. They’ve also made it simpler to irritate people, too. That’s the downside of smartphones: They’re so habit forming that they encourage bad habits that we’d otherwise rarely tolerate in others. Below are some of the most bothersome habits of smartphone users. As they say, admitting that you have a problem is the first step in solving that problem. Are you guilty of any of the bad habits listed below? If so, knock it off.
Texting and driving
This is not only bothersome, it can also be deadly. Even though this is illegal in most states, plenty of people still insist on doing it. If you find that you are guilty of this, think about the implications of your actions. Not only could you get in an accident, which could put a damper on your day, but you could perhaps hurt yourself and others. So, it is very beneficial to resist texting while driving.
Paying more attention to your phone than your friends
Have you ever observed people eating dinner together but they are both on their smartphones? This practice is very annoying for individuals. When you make plans with your friends and family, the intent is to spend quality time with them, right? How can you do that if you are checking your email the whole time or texting? Remember how you have felt if you have been in the midst of a conversation and a friend has answered a text? Perhaps you felt less important. Unless you want your companions to feel this way, avoid your phone when out with them.
When you type your text messages, does your phone spit out a series of beeps, boops, and clicks? If so, you need to turn the sound off on your keyboard. No one close to you really wants to hear you typing away the text version of “War and Peace.” So shut off that keyboard sound. The people surrounding you in the checkout line, next to you on the bus or trying to work in the neighboring cubicle will appreciate it.