For some time now, terms such as ghosting or phubbing , also known in Spanish as "ningufoneo", have become popular. In this article we tell you what it is and how we can do to avoid it..
According to Wikipedia, nodding "is the act of ignoring a person and one's environment by concentrating on mobile technology, be it a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or other smart object."
Ningufoneo or phubbing : when the mobile is the protagonist
It has surely happened to us on more than one occasion. Or even we ourselves have been the perpetrators. Personal relationships have changed with the arrival of new technologies and those that are held at a distance have increased, neglecting in some way those that imply closeness and physical presence .
It is true that, for many people, this type of relationship is more comfortable, but neglecting can hide more worrisome disorders. Taking a look at the cell phone very occasionally when in a meeting should not be a major problem as long as our attitude does not mean a worsening in our social relationships ..
What for many is a serious lack of education, and it is, can also be a symptom of problems that have exploded in recent years, such as anxiety. If we have a close relationship with someone who practices nodding, we should comment openly on what we think of their attitude , in a respectful way, and offer our support if we believe that such behavior hides something deeper. In the latter case, the person in question, or those responsible for it if he is a minor, should consider seeking professional help if this attitude is affecting him in his daily life.
Tips to avoid nagging
If we are the ones who, inevitably, are constantly looking at the mobile and ignoring the people in front of us, we must be aware of this behavior and contemplate that we may be causing something more than discomfort in our interlocutors. The people who join us may feel undervalued and their self-esteem may suffer..
The first thing we have to do is assess whether we have an addiction problem with our mobile phone. Whether we come to one conclusion or the other, here are some helpful tips to keep nagging at bay:
- There are free tools to limit the consumption of applications such as Stay Free ', which is also free.
- As soon as you sit down at the table with friends and family, put your mobile on silence and put it away, keep it out of sight. So the temptation to look at it will be much less.
- On your mobile you will surely have a ' Do not disturb ' option that you can activate whenever you want. In this way, the mobile will remain silent except for calls from the contacts you prefer.
These three tips will allow you to control any temptation to practice nodding. Because close relationships must be cared for .
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