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Nov 30, 2021
Source: Photo by clone from Pexels/CCO This is a familiar scene. Some friends met at a cafe. They look at their menu, order their food and then… someone takes out their phone and spends the next few minutes mindlessly scrolling or checking messages while the others just sit there silently. If you’ve ever been in this situation, you’re not alone. Maybe you are the one on your phone, maybe you are the one being ignored. Maybe you’ve been together. Either way, frequent and widespread phone snubbing or “Fphubbing” can and will have a destructive effect on your relationship. Now recent research at the University of Georgia gets to the bottom of why some of us can’t stop Fphubbing, even when we know it’s wrong. 1. Depressed people are more likely to Facebook According to the researchers, gloomy , neurotic and socially nervous people who prefer online rather than face-to-face interactions use Fphubbers more often and are also more likely to use their smartphones compulsively. 2. Fun people don’t really like Fphub Meanwhile, lovely people personality quality, like cooperation , politeness, and friendliness, have lesser examples of Fphubbing and generally seek to maintain social harmony and avoid conflict. They also consider phone snubbing to be disrespectful to the people they are with. 3. Fphubbing usually occurs in groups If you are in a group of three or more, then there is a high chance that at least one person will be guilty of fphubbing. Often, fphubber assumes that no one will notice because they are in a group environment. This dynamic and reasoning is very common in the workplace, when one colleague is talking, but another is typing on their screen because they assume that no one is paying. attention to them. 4. The more you Fphub, the worse your friendship will be The researchers confirmed previous research that found that the more people used their phones in the presence of close friends, the lower the satisfaction they felt with the relationship. In other words, people use their smartphones as a way to escape or escape unsatisfactory friendships. 5. Flip your phone One simple way to prevent yourself from fphubbing is to flip your phone. Or better yet, turn off the phone and remove it from view. This is a clear and impactful sign that shows your care and focus on the people you are with. It just might save you friendship .