Measure My Procrastination!

Picture2Procrastination is pervasive, and it concerns us. At least 95% of us procrastinate at least occasionally and about 15-20% of us do it consistently and problematically.

Find out where you land in the ranks of procrastination. Are you a garden-variety dilly dallier or are you hardcore with “tomorrow” tattooed across your back?

Complete the more comprehensive survey here that I’ve administered to tens of thousands of subjects around the world to get a more detailed diagnosis of your procrastination profile, along with a few scientifically proven tips for taming our tendency to put things off.

Procrastination Survey

Note. The information that you provide in this survey including your email address will be completely confidential. It will not be linked to your responses in any way and will be not be revealed to any third parties.

Keep in mind that you can choose to exit the survey at any time, but you will only get your feedback by answering all the questions. With your participation, we will continue to improve our understanding of procrastination and the destructive patterns that adversely impact our lives.

Note. You can read the website consent form

Here is another link of the survey if you do not want to create  an account with GuidedTrack.

Procrastination Survey (2)

45 thoughts on “Measure My Procrastination!

  1. The degree of faith expressed in some of these questionaires smacks of pseudo-science. Psychologists in the court system portrayed me as an anti-social, sadistic person, a deceiver and a liar. This is completely at odds with both superficial impressions and the opinions of everyone who knows me. Even people who don’t care for me have never suggested it.

    That said, psychologists apparently stumble into very sound advice.
    Reinforcing a simple achievable routine has been very helpful. It’s simplicity itself is almost discouraging, but I think that technique is almost more important than planning per se. Memory and executive control require a regulatory framework. Without habits, I find myself losing track of my goals, and forgetting what I’m trying to achieve. The acts of trying to achieve it, however, seem to keep me task oriented better than the cognitive task of explicating my goals.

    This seems more consistent with the religious, virtue based conception of vocation than the cognitive “goal formulation” theory.

  2. I’m 25 questions in and wondering if I’m wasting my time on this/using it as procrastination. It’d be nice to know how long the survey is before starting it.

  3. This site is incredibly annoying – I have to login to leave a comment?! I only did this as I’m so annoyed with trying to log into the survey that I had to leave a comment in order to vent…. Facebook login for your survey is not working. Continually takes me to the “guided track” login page – or it signs me into guided track but to a generic account i.e. no link to your survey. People don’t have time for this kind of messing about on web pages with logins (v ironic given the subject). You should sort this out. Seriously. I’m here because I bought your book… Probably won’t bother coming back. You’ve made me into one of those annoying people that leave grumpy comments on the internet. Thanks.

    1. Sympathies. This is a bit of a problem with WordPress sites in general, not just this one. Without the login though, I get crushed (I mean obliterated down to my component atoms) with spam. Working on get the developer to put an anonymous option for the Guided Track as some are suspicious, but there is a sound scientific and non spam reason for that. If you take different measures from our website, it allows us to connect them for scientific research (which is what we do). Spam free, advertisement free 100% so far for the last 12 years from this site.

      UPDATE. Though it pains me to do this as it makes it useless for science pretty much, I put up a non-login version. I feel that those who use it are barbarians though.

  4. I do not like giving my email out so I used a fake one to try and take the test but it says that I have to use a “confirmation” in the email before I can test. This means that I would have to use a valid email and risk my privacy and being spammed.

    You might want to reconsider this tactic, as many people will not want to give their info out to a site that that can turn around and sell that info to companies that will spam them. You would probably get a lot more testers and therefore more information about procrastination for your study if you did not hinder people in this way.

    Just a thought.

    1. I’ve have to take a look at this again. We use free software, Guided Track, and I know the developer, who is a decent fellow. He is updating it fairly frequently so that confirmation email is new. Advantages of using Guided Track is no cost, no advertisement, and if you take different measures on this website, we can connect them (yah science). There is no Spam and I will ask Spencer to make that explicit in the front and if he can put in an anonymous option. However, if anyone ever spams you from this research only website (notably with no advertisement banners) let me know. I would have some pretty harsh words and actions.

  5. I am unable to take the surveys. When I click any of the links it goes straight to Guided Track, and when I sign in, takes me to the Programmes tab. Am I doing something wrong or is there a bug?

  6. After taking the survey , I got 3 screen recommendations .I liked all of them and believe they will be able to help me . But I have confusion regarding one of them . In one of the recommendations it says :
    • For stimulus control to work best, the office or desk should be free of any signs of easily available temptations or distractions that might pull you away from your task (e.g., no games, no chit-chat, no web-surfing).

    I am a student and procrastinate my studies a lot , in general I procrastinate everything . My score is 91.67 out of 100 (Master procrastinator). The problem is most of my studies require internet and hence it is not possible for me to keep my work place ( study table ) without internet connection . The problem is that I waste a lot of time doing unnecessary web surfing . But more than 75 % of my studies happen on my computer and internet . ( I am preparing for aptitude tests to get into a B school ) and this involves lot of online testing and online concept practice . Actually all the courses that I have purchased are online so even concept building happens online . So in this case how can i keep my work place from easily available temptation of Web surfing . Kindly reply .

    Thanks and regards,

  7. It is stupid that I have to sign in or register to take the survey. In this particular case, it is a matter of a desire for privacy. Why can’t I be anonymous, huh? Screw you guys. Screw your sign-in. I was excited for the survey, but you know what? Screw your survey too. “I was a dreamer before you went and tore it all down.” ~~T. Swift~~

    1. You can be anonymous. Make up any ID you want. It just allows us to connect responses among assessments, which we need for the science part of this.

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