ARE YOU A PROCRASTINATOR?
You want to achieve certain goals or milestones but sometimes lack the motivation to attempt it. Other times it’s a case of not being prepared to do what it takes to get there, not understanding the “why” behind your goal or lacking a clear action plan. Relationship expert Paula Quinsee identifies six different types of procrastinators:
1. The Perfectionist focuses on getting it perfectly right and seldom starts or finishes what they set out to do.
2. The Dreamer has big visions and dreams that rarely translate into action, often driven by fear of failure. The mantra is, “If I don’t start it, I won’t fail” – dreaming is the safer option.
3. The Worrier keeps asking, “What if something goes wrong?”, often getting stuck in analysis paralysis and never moving forward.
4. The Defier resists instructions from others and doesn’t take input or help from others because they fear being controlled.
5. The Crisis Maker feels they work better under pressure so they leave things to the last minute in the hope that they will deliver.
6. The Over-Doer takes on the world and want to solve everyone’s problems, often because they fear letting others down, at the cost of their own needs.