How different personality types cope with an always-on culture

How different personality types cope with an always-on culture

John Hackston

An “always-on” culture comes with its downsides and its perks. For example, although our smartphones help us to stay connected whenever we are, it can also lead to greater stress levels, more distractions, and difficulty focusing. Fortunately, according to research by John Hackston, you can look to your personality type for strategies to deal with these problems. In this article, Hackston looks at four solutions to reduce the negative side effects of an always-on culture. He then highlights the different ways to apply the solutions based on personality type. For instance, creating time and space to switch off may look different for extroverts than introverts. Use Hackston’s advice to create a unique-to-you strategy for finding a healthier work/life balance. 

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