Users, especially teens, tend to compare themselves unfavorably with their peers on social media, promoting feelings of loneliness and depression. One researcher found that the mere presence of a phone in a work place tends to make people more anxious and perform poorly on given tasks.
The heavier the phone user, the greater the anxiety experienced. Using a smartphone for work often means work bleeds into your home and personal life.
Compulsive use of dating apps can change your focus to short-term hookups instead of developing long-term relationships.
Online compulsions, such as gaming, gambling, stock trading, online shopping, or bidding on auction sites like e Bay can often lead to financial and job-related problems.
If you use your smartphone as a “security blanket” to relieve feelings of anxiety, loneliness, or awkwardness in social situations, for example, you’ll succeed only in cutting yourself off further from the people around you.