Symptom Tests for Adults

How Seriously Do You Procrastinate?

How bad is your tendency to procrastinate? We all put things off, but if procrastination is affecting your life, the first step is to understand your own behavior.

How do you stop procrastinating? First, assess the situations and ways in which you put things off. Is it when you feel overwhelmed? Bored? Unsure of next steps? Take this self-test to gauge your level of procrastination, and to get a clear view of exactly when and how you're most likely to punt.

I have a tendency to delay finishing things, even when I know they are important.

1 out of 16

I have difficulty getting out of the house on time in the morning.

2 out of 16

Important decisions are stressful, so I avoid making them for as long as possible.

3 out of 16

I return phone calls days after I received them — or even not at all.

4 out of 16

My to-do list contains the same items for days on end. I just don't get around to doing them.

5 out of 16

Even when I have a really important deadline, I start working at the very last minute.

6 out of 16

I start new projects, but I often don't finish them.

7 out of 16

I make plans to meet friends or attend events at the last minute.

8 out of 16

When I'm working, I waste time by checking my email or social media sites.

9 out of 16

I vow to start earlier, but I end up shopping for birthday or Christmas presents in a last-minute rush.

10 out of 16

When I go to bed at night, I am stressed about all the things that I did not accomplish during the day.

11 out of 16

When I'm asked to RSVP to an event, I tend to wait rather than respond promptly.

12 out of 16

When there's something important that needs to be done, I tend to find other things to do and waste time.

13 out of 16

I pay bills at the last minute or even after they are due.

14 out of 16

When traveling, I arrive at the airport at the very last moment.

15 out of 16

I am late to appointments or events.

16 out of 16

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