Procrastination Questionnaire

This questionnaire will help you explore your level of procrastination and avoidance and how it impacts your daily life. Your responses can provide insights that will help you and your therapist deal more effectively with issues of procrastination in your life.

Note: This questionnaire is for informational purposes only and is not intended to function as a psychological or psychiatric assessment. These results are not designed to serve as or take the place of a clinical diagnosis. Diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder requires an extensive evaluation by a trained professional.

Instructions:

For each statement, decide how accurately it describes you by checking the box that precedes it. At the end, you will receive your score, which will provide you with a brief guide to help you understand what your responses suggest about your level of procrastination. Read each of the following statements and Place the answer that best describes you in the box next to the question:

1. I often fail to meet deadlines.
 
 
 
 
 
2. I am often late to appointments.
 
 
 
 
 
3. I get started on projects at the last minute.
 
 
 
 
 
4. I rarely get tasks accomplished on time.
 
 
 
 
 
5. I have difficulty making up my mind.
 
 
 
 
 
6. I feel overwhelmed by my daily tasks.
 
 
 
 
 
7. I delay making decisions.
 
 
 
 
 
8. I avoid getting started on difficult tasks.
 
 
 
 
 
9. I often doubt myself.
 
 
 
 
 
10. I put off daily activities.
 
 
 
 
 
11. I’m afraid of making the wrong decision.
 
 
 
 
 
12. I create justifications and reasons for delaying getting tasks done.
 
 
 
 
 
13. I’m afraid of failing or making a mistake.
 
 
 
 
 
14. If it is not the best, it’s not good enough.
 
 
 
 
 
15. I get easily distracted.
 
 
 
 
 
16. I have difficulty focusing on one task.
 
 
 
 
 
17. I have difficulty identifying my priorities.
 
 
 
 
 
18. I have difficulty deciding which task to start first.
 
 
 
 
 
19. My avoidance leads to tasks accumulating and building up.
 
 
 
 
 
20. I feel like I’m always trying to catch up.
 
 
 
 
 
21. I create excuses to delay doing what needs to get done.
 
 
 
 
 
22. I can’t finish a project unless it’s perfect.
 
 
 
 
 
23. I would rather not finish something than have it be not good enough.
 
 
 
 
 
24. I do not return phone calls and emails promptly.
 
 
 
 
 
25. I don’t trust myself to make the right decisions.