You’ve been phubbed, and there’s a good chance you’ve phubbed someone else. Confused yet? Phubbing is the snubbing you get when you’re talking to someone and they look at their mobile phone. It’s annoying, right? A study in the
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
found phubbing negatively effects your interactions with others. It can make you feel excluded and less valued. Almost one in five of us phub over four times a day, according to 2016 research. The up side is you can’t phub if your phone isn’t near you, so make it a rule to leave it behind or in your bag the next time you’re seated with friends.
Find out more about the effects your phone is having on your life in ‘Your Distracted Life’ on page 78.