How to Tell If You’re a Procrastinator

According to Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary, procrastination is defined as “the act of delaying or postponing something that should be done.” Although everyone has procrastinated at some point in their lives, procrastinators are people who are prone to procrastination. Unfortunately, many procrastinators may be unaware that they have a problem if they subconsciously procrastinate.

However, most procrastinators have some common traits. If some of the following statements apply to you, then you are likely a procrastinator:

  • You hit the snooze button as much as possible.
  • You often show up late to school, work, or other scheduled activities.
  • It takes you a long time to get into the mindset to begin working on a task.
  • Your work area is disorganized.
  • You are a perfectionist.
  • You respond badly to criticism.
  • You are easily frustrated.
  • You are good at making excuses and bad at accepting blame.
  • You begin working on extended projects at the last minute.
  • You frequently stay up too late.

So, are you really a procrastinator? If you are, how severe of a procrastinator are you? Take this procrastination quiz to receive a scaled “procrastination score”!



“Success is not obtained overnight.
It comes in installments; you get a little bit today,
a little bit tomorrow until the whole package is given out.
The day you procrastinate, you lose that day’s success.”
– Israelmore Ayivor