3 Types Of People Who Should Never EVER Date A Procrastinator – YourTango


Screen Shot 2015-08-05 at 5.39.29 PMDating a procrastinator can be challenging to say the least, but there are some some types of people for whom this pairing can be particularly toxic. Here is an article I wrote for YourTango about the traits you should understand about yourself if you are drawn to someone who has trouble getting things done.

It’s just trouble waiting to happen … 

There’s a lot to love about procrastinators … yes, they’re always late to the ball, but once they arrive, they’re usually interesting, engaging, and a lot of fun!

They are, of course, people just like all of us. And really, who amongst us isn’t guilty of a little procrastination from time to time?

But, dating or living with a true, serial procrastinator on a regular basis is not for the faint of heart. A procrastinator’s long string of broken promises, lack of accountability, and periods of unexpected irritability, eventually takes its toll, leaving their partner in an endless cloud of uncertainty and doubt.

It can certainly help to understand what procrastination actually is — a miserable, anxiety-ridden cycle of behavior that, in the end, truly isn’t about you — though it can surely affect you, and sometimes painfully.

Only you can determine how impactful a loved one’s procrastination is on you and whether you can tolerate it. But from my work in the field, I’ve learned there are three types of people who almost never find happiness with a procrastinator for a partner. Are you one of these types?

To read the full article, click here.

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Alicia H. Clark, PsyD