Researchers: Procrastination May Be Genetic

Published 04/11 2014 01:49PM

Updated 04/11 2014 01:50PM

Putting things off until the last minute, may not be something you can completely control.

Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder say procrastination is in the genes. They studied 181 identical twins and 166 fraternal twins.

The twins were surveyed on their ability to set and maintain goals, propensity to procrastinate and impulsivity.

Based on the behavioral similarities, the results showed procrastination can be genetic.

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