A procrastination test

Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 by GTD Times Staff

“I love deadlines…especially the whooshing sound they make as they go flying by” -Douglas Adams

From time to time virtually all of us put off until tomorrow what we should have done yesterday. Most of the time we do this knowing full well that we ought to get busy getting whatever needs doing, done. What’s odd about this behavior is that in spite of our knowledge to the contrary even the most logical people would be hard pressed to explain exactly why they’re procrastinating. It’s a question that has perplexed us for a long time. In fact there are records of procrastination of one sort or another stretching back some 3000 years.

It’s also an ongoing area of study and while no concrete reasons why procrastination is so pervasive in society, there are ways that you can learn how much you tend towards procrastination when compared with the rest of the world. In addition, you can get some helpful hints on ways to improve should your level of procrastination be higher than you’d like and you’ll be helping science along the way.

Here for your idle-time pleasure (unless of course you choose to take this test when you should be doing something else!) is a brief test courtesy of Procrastinus that is designed to measure your degree of procrastination. It takes about 15-20 minutes to answer the questions and you’ll get your results immediately upon completion of the test. If you’re taking this at work be sure to close your office door 🙂



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