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1. It's your worst nightmare. Your spouse, infuriated with your hanging about pubs playing trivia till all hours and your being glued to the computer screen when at home taking quizzes on FunTrivia, pronounces you an addict in need of treatment. Bristling, you inform your spouse that you are a trivia devotee certainly, perhaps even a fan, maybe even a fanatic but not an addict. "Watch," you say. Going into MS Word you type "addict" and highlight it to display synonyms. Which of the following words appear?
2. Your neglected spouse has drug you into a psychologist to be treated for what your spouse calls your "trivia addiction". Fortunately, the psychologist adheres to the traditional definition of addiction and informs your spouse that you are not an addict. What features of traditional addiction are you likely to be missing?
3. A traditionalist psychologist has pronounced you a "non-addict" with the bad habit of playing a bit too much trivia, but your incensed spouse remains unconvinced. Your spouse indicates that the two of you can either consult another psychologist about this bad habit or consult a divorce attorney. Which compulsive behavior is a psychologist least likely to have experience treating?
4. Which of these common features of substance abuse seems least likely to be a consequence of a passion for trivia?
5. You now realize that you have indulged your love of trivia to such an extent that it has harmed your marriage. Chagrined and repentant you promise to change. Your spouse responds, "Trivia is no different than cocaine, marijuana, and alcohol. Most people who become involved end up out of control." You strongly suspect your spouse to be wrong about trivia, but is your spouse even right about cocaine, marijuana and alcohol?
6. You are apologetic and concede that you need to limit the amount of time you spend doing trivia, but making an analogy with drugs, your spouse claims a trivia addict cannot stop on their own. Can addictions, even to drugs, be overcome without therapy?
7. You realize that you have been inconsiderate to your spouse in spending too much time on trivia and agree to consult a psychologist that treats consequential and unwanted behaviors as an addiction. What does the psychologist explain motivates behavioral addictions?
8. You point out to the psychologist you are seeing for trivia addiction that, in response to your spouse's complaints, you have reduced your trivial involvement to a level that your spouse deems acceptable. What does he conclude from this?
9. Because of your considerate response and the positive prognosis given by a psychologist, your spouse is satisfied that you have both the willingness and ability to control your pursuit of trivia. However, your increased involvement with Internet trivia sites at work has resulted in a reprimand and threat of further action if needed from your boss. In the face of you employer's warning, you are unable to stop and continue to play online. Have you finally managed to behave so as to qualify your trivial pursuit as an addiction?
10. One must concede that one can become dysfunctional or compulsive in the indulgence of any pleasure. How many "hits" were obtained on a "Google" search of "nih.gov" for "compulsive behavior trivia"?
Source: Author uglybird
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