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The Five Types Of Procrastinators

For a college student, procrastination is nothing new. It is a perpetual cycle of getting an assignment, trying to avoid it as much as possible, doing it as close to the deadline as possible and repeating that process. However, there are many different types of procrastinators with a whole array of different skills to successfully elude the inevitable.


1. The Weekender

This type of person is someone who receives a projector paper. at the beginning of the week, and as the name implies, waits until the weekend to actually get around to it. Although more than likely they’ll wait till Sunday night to get started.


2. The Multi-tasker

This type of procrastinator will do everything possible to think of something else that he or she needs to do instead of his or her homework. The person tries to do multiple things at once such as deciding to randomly clean the house. Also this person will set goals such as telling his or herself that by making it to chapter 17 he or she can “take a break,” then eventually get back to the rest of it after doing the most random things ever.


3. The Social Media Butterfly

This person if very similar to The Multi-tasker, except this person focuses all of his or her attention on his or her various social media accounts. This person will more than likely have seven different tabs opened in the browser as well as constantly checking all the apps by phone. The Social Media Butterfly will do what needs to be done after refreshing his or her dashboards and timelines until he or she has read everything that they possibly could.


4. The Blamer

            This procrastinator is very crafty and also somewhat annoying compared to the rest of the bunch. This person will make excuses claiming to have work in five hours and not wanting to spend it doing homework. Or, saying that his or her friends made him or her go out so there was no time to do it. Essentially, corresponding with the name, this procrastinator will blame everybody and everything else in order to justify personal laziness.


5. The All Nighter

This person is the ultimate procrastinator. He or she will wait till the last possible second to accomplish what needs to get done. The All Nighter won’t even bother to glance at the assignment until 12 hours before its due and of course spend the whole night and sometimes into the wee hours of the morning trying to crank out an eight page research paper. Yet, somehow this person can still manage to get an A+.


Procrastination can be considered to many a sport or a talent. No matter how you see it, college students and many others will continue to try to think of ways to postpone their responsibilities as much as they possibly can. So, which one are you?

Cailley Breckinridge is a sophomore at Bloomsburg University majoring in Telecommunications. She is currently the On-Campus and World News Editor and this is her third semester writing for BUnow.
Cailley Breckinridge is a Senior at Bloomsburg University majoring in Mass Communications with a concentration in Telecommunications. She is currently the Managing Editor. This is her sixth semester writing for BUnow.