Welcome to your Are you a procrastinator?

We have used a MindTools questionnaire for deciding whether you are a procrastinator - it's very quick and simple with 15 questions. It should take you no more than 5 minutes and you will see whether you are procrastinator or not.

Source: This set of questions is based on the Procrastination Scale created by Professor Clarry Lay of York University, Canada, and is presented with his kind permission. The questions are for illustrative purposes only, and no validation work has been conducted on them.

For each statement, click the button in the column that most applies to rate yourself by indicating the extent to which each statement is characteristic or uncharacteristic of you. The scale ranges from (1) 'Not like me at all' to (5) 'Very like me.' Note that (3) on the scale is neutral i.e. the statement is neither characteristic nor uncharacteristic of you. Once you press Submit you will see your score and you can see what your result means.

I often find myself performing tasks that I had intended to do days before.

When planning a meeting, I make the necessary arrangements well in advance.

I generally return emails and phone calls promptly.

I find that jobs often don't get done for days, even when they require little else except sitting down and doing them.

Once I have the information I need, I usually make decisions as soon as possible.

When I have something difficult to do, I tell myself that it's better to wait to do it until I'm feeling more inspired.

I usually have to rush to complete tasks on time.

I usually accomplish all the things I plan to do in a day.

I usually start a task I'm given shortly after I'm given it.

When deadlines are approaching, I often waste time by doing other things.

I often have a task finished sooner than necessary.

When preparing for a meeting, I am seldom caught having to do something at the last minute.

I often delay starting tasks that I have to do.

When faced with a huge task, I figure out what the first step is so that I can get going.

I frequently say "I'll do it tomorrow".

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