The Kind Of Procrastinator You Are, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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You could do it tomorrow but you probably won't.

Are you a procrastinator? Everybody is to some degree. You may procrastinate all the time or just on some things. Generally, “to procrastinate” is to delay or postpone action. You put off what you can and probably should do today.

When you procrastinate doing things, they usually don’t just go away; they hang over your head and still manage to weigh you down.

If you procrastinate working on your dissertation, you won’t graduate until it’s done. Or, if you procrastinate going to the doctor for that nasty cough you’ve had for a few weeks, chances are that your symptoms will not go away on their own but intensify.

You may procrastinate at the beginning of a project or get to the middle and then put off returning to it and never finishing it. There’s no word for that but I like to think of it as being an "incompletist," and I’m certainly one of those.

 

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When I was in school, I would take on these big projects that would end up overwhelming me and that I would abandon at some point. I was taking a crafts class in high school and decided I’d do a weaving in an empty window frame.

It was an ambitious idea and it would have been cool if I had never finished it, which I didn’t. I only completed about one-fourth of it and stopped. The not even halfway done weaving stood in my garage for years until I was finally forced to throw it out.

Sometimes we procrastinate because the thing we’re supposed to do isn’t just un-fun, it’s unpleasant. It’s not always easy to make the mature or responsible decision. Why go to the DMV when you could go to the beach? You can put off taking care of your expired license for one day. The problem is when that one day turns into one week and then one year until you’ve procrastinated a simple act into a huge problem.

This is how you procrastinate, based on your zodiac sign.

 

ARIES (March 21 - April 19): You're a deflector procrastinator.
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What you do is fill up your schedule so that you're far too busy to do that thing that you don't want to do. You figure that eventually, you'll get to it, but often that isn't the case. It just gets pushed back and back until you can barely remember what it was that you were supposed to do.

 

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): You're a stubborn procrastinator.
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You get stuck on another issue or become embroiled in an argument or situation. You'll get to that thing you must do when you've come to some sort of compromise with the other issue. But compromise isn't your strong suit, so it may take a long time until you can deal with that thing you've been putting off.

 

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): You're a bored procrastinator.
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You have every intention of doing that thing you don't want to do, and often you make a good start but then you lose interest or it starts to feel less than urgent and you drop it, promising yourself to come back to it. But you rarely ever do.

 

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22): You're an immovable procrastinator.
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You don't want to make the same mistakes you've made in the past, so you go over those mistakes again and again in your head. You think you'll do that thing you're supposed to do when you've thoroughly thought it out and feel as if you're prepared to handle it, but the problem is that you rarely get to that point. In the end, you won't think that you're ready to deal with it but you'll be forced to anyway.

 

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LEO (July 23 - August 22): You're a one-thing-at-a-time procrastinator.
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You have many amazing qualities but multi-tasking isn't one of them. If you don't have an assistant, staff, or family member, and you're left to do something you don't want to do. You will make the decision that you'll get to it when you get to it. You keep putting it on the list and it keeps getting pushed to the bottom. 

 

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22): You're a perfectionist procrastinator.
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You want to make sure that everything you do is perfect, even the things you don't want to do. You tend to get fussy and you worry about every little detail rather than just dealing with it. You'll try to not put it off for too long or it will practically immobilize you. Better to fix something yourself than wait for someone to do it badly.

 

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22): You're a childish procrastinator.
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If you don't want to do something, you'll put it off as long as you can. You think that it's unfair that you should do something you don't want to do and you hate the feeling that there are forces that are making you do it. It upsets your whole harmonious vibe.

 

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)
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You're a hesitant procrastinator.

You don't want to do something that may make you look foolish or like you don't know what you're doing. You don't like to be in that position, so you may procrastinate learning something new or watching tutorials for an accreditation. You'd rather just highlight the 

 

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21): You're an avoidance procrastinator.
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You want to focus on fun and believe life is all about enjoyment and doing new things. When you need do something that involves a certain level of responsibility then you'll avoid it in favor of doing things you do enjoy. If you get a bunch of parking tickets on your car, you'd rather go out of the country than take care of them.

 

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19): You're a guilty procrastinator.
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You hate putting things off and in your perfect world, you'd deal with them head-on as they come up. But there are times when you really are too busy to deal with them. You want to take your landlord to court because of how they refuse to fix your sink but you are in the middle of a work project right now. You hate the feeling that there's something that you should do hanging over your head but sometimes it can't be avoided.

 

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): You're an inventive procrastinator.
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When you have something that you're required to do, you'll come up with a hundred different reasons why you shouldn't have to do it. It usually doesn't make it go away and by the time you've run out of excuses, the thing you didn't want to do has grown in severity. 

 

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20): You're a lazy procrastinator.
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You don't have a good reason for not doing what you're supposed to do, you'd just rather get lost in your own imagination and creative ideas than do something that was dull. You think you shouldn't have to do the difficult, soul-sucking things that you sometimes must do, but you still must do them. If only you could just devote yourself to your art and have somebody else take care of the realities of living.

 

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