Procrastination? Blame your parents!

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Published Apr 8, 2014, 4:57 pm IST
Updated Apr 8, 2019, 2:21 am IST
Scientists say that procrastination is in the genes
Picture used for representation purpose only.
 Picture used for representation purpose only.

Washington: Still stuck with the same assignment for days? Blame it on your parents! Scientists say that procrastination is in the genes, according to the Daily Mail.

US researchers said: ‘Everyone procrastinates at least sometimes, but we wanted to explore why some people procrastinate more than others and why procrastinators seem more likely to make rash actions and act without thinking.’

 

Researchers questioned pairs of twins about how much they procrastinate. The questions included how often they put off their work until ‘tomorrow’ and whether they regularly avoid starting work on tasks until the deadline is looming.

The researchers then compared the answers and the analysis found that a tendency to procrastinate is indeed inherited. 

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