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I'm trying to figure out a descriptive word that's similar to "workaholic", but without such a negative connotation.   Essentially, said person is very passionate about their work and tends to get distracted from things like self-care or family bonding.  Actually, this word could apply to me, but I swear it's for a fictional character...   :typing
#1 - July 13, 2017, 09:44 AM

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Workhorse? Overachiever? Type A?
#2 - July 13, 2017, 10:35 AM
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Committed to caring for his family.
Committed  to the financial well-being of the family.
#3 - July 13, 2017, 10:54 AM
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Hardworking. Tireless. Conscientious.  Diligent. Good workhorse (idiomatic)   :horse2
#4 - July 13, 2017, 12:33 PM
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Focussed. Type A.
#5 - July 13, 2017, 04:47 PM
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conscientious? committed? dedicated? very responsible?
#6 - July 14, 2017, 05:57 AM
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Dedicated, committed, self-absorbed?
There's a fine line between all three but  sometimes it's a fine balance.
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#7 - July 15, 2017, 12:52 AM

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I agree with Type A and dedicated.
Also maybe go-getter, married to the job, singleminded, immersed, zealous, having a calling.
#8 - July 20, 2017, 02:17 PM
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