When the personality you show the world doesn’t match your true self, it can sap the energy you need to deal with technostress.
The word technostress is often credited to Craig Brod, an American psychologist who authored a book about the stress brought on by rapid changes in technology. It was published in 1984, the year Ronald Reagan was re-elected president of the United States, cinema-goers were flocking to see Ghostbusters and the original Apple Macintosh went on sale.
Fast-forward 36 years. In 2020, thanks to Covid-19, it’s likely that the bulk of your life—from working and studying, to socialising and even seeing a doctor—was or continues to be dependent on a tech device. And while in 1984, your worst tech-related frustration might have been remembering
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