Personality stands out in predicting procrastination

Piers Steel is launching his book on procrastination as Canadians draft their new year's resolutions, girding themselves for battle against ensuing temptations to delay a diet, exercise or better work habits.
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Dec. 29, 2010 - PRLog -- Piers Steel is launching his book on procrastination as Canadians draft their new year's resolutions, girding themselves for battle against ensuing temptations to delay a diet, exercise or better work habits.

The timing appears to be perfect, but Steel notes sardonically that the book is just in time for last Christmas.

Procrastination -- delaying or postponing an action -- is a topic that never ceases to fascinate, and makes for easy chit-chat on the social circuit.

When you go to a cocktail party and you tell people what you research, they say, 'You've got to talk to me.' Everybody loves it, says Steel, an associate professor of human resources and organizational dynamics at the University of Calgary.

So it's exciting and fun, but it's also important too.

As he prepared to write The Procrastination Equation (Random House), Steel says he found a lot of misinformation.

For instance, he tackles head-on a perception that perfectionists are prone to putting things off.

"Let's say you're a perfectionist and you feel anxious and so you put something off. Well, guess what? There's also another perfectionist out there who's feeling anxious and that's their cue to start working."

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