For just over 10 years, smartphones changed the way people live and communicate, they are part of everyday life, they serve to make banking transactions, buy, learn, consult the doctor, connect with loved ones and initiate new relationships .
However, while they bring those who are far away closer, they often distance themselves from the people closest to them, so that different companies began to show an interest in understanding better how this technology is used today, and of course creating telephones that help in life. without becoming the center of attention.
At present, it is possible to find many user profiles, and to identify some, Motorola created an online questionnaire with ten simple questions that will allow to better understand the relationship of users with their smartphone.
There, 5 profiles are established:
- Phone-Sapiens just use their phone for the basics: check the time, make phone calls and that's it. These people never liked sending messages or posting anything on their social networks. While they are not at risk of their phone taking their lives, the truth is that a mobility fee would allow them to make their day to day more productive.
- Phone-Conscious : live life with the phone and not through it. They use their equipment to save time and energy they can invest in things that really matter to them. They understand the value of relationships and how to take advantage of them. They know that the balance between cell phone and life is something that needs to be taken care of and worked to maintain it.
- Phone-Enamorado : these people can not resist their smartphone. They use it in moments of inactivity just because it is there. They feel anxiety when their phone tells them that they have 10% battery left. While it bothers them that their friends use their equipment when they leave, it does not bother them so much as not to do the same. They are the ones who feel a ghostly buzz that perhaps, in most cases, just tries to tell them something else .
- Phone-Fanatic : they and their phones, there is nothing else. Their relationship began as a casual flirtation and blossomed as a romance. Your devices are never switched off. At night they leave it by the bedside, when they think they are multitasking, they actually multidirect themselves.
The study conducted by Motorola in conjunction with Nancy Etcoff, specialist in behavior of mind and brain, and the science of Happiness at Harvard University, also a psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital, determined that the 49% of respondents check their smartphone more than they would like.
Sometimes they do it to see the time or the weather, but they realize that they are doing something else, without knowing the time or the weather. What they do not realize is that this behavior runs the risk of becoming automatic.
- Phone-Dependent : they never stop using their phones, a rather negative reality in more ways than one. It is the first thing they check in the morning, before going to bed and whenever they can. Sometimes they discover themselves by looking at it without knowing why. Separating from their phones, even for a few minutes, makes them feel vulnerable and stressed.
At this point, the study found that 65% of respondents admit that they feel "panicky" thinking that they have lost their smartphone and that 29% agree that when they are not using their phone, they are "thinking about using it or thinking about it. next time I can use it. "
This attitude reaches the point of eclipsing the relationship with family and friends. A clear example of this arises from the same study where it was determined that 53% of the respondents of Generation Z, consider that the smartphone is your best friend.
It will not be easy for them, but the balance between the use of the telephone and their life is still possible. For many it is difficult to know, although the phones enriched life, in some cases they have also invaded it.
While there are people who can dose exposure to smartphones, many others can not resist the temptation to check their devices when they are with family or friends.
The key is to achieve a balance, to find a balance between how we use our devices and how we enjoy our lives.