London, Feb 10 (UNI) Impatient people are terrible procrastinators, delaying work themselves yet they would never allow others to postpone, a research found.
Scientists said impatience and procrastination are different aspects of the same condition, even though they seem to be opposite traits.
The research could help psychologists develop therapies to assist people who procrastinate.
Ernesto Reuben, who led the research at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Illinois, said, ''Procrastination seriously affects our productivity at work and can cost people considerable amounts of money as they postpone paperwork indefinitely.
''People do not want to procrastinate, it is just that their impatience gets in the way,'' he said.
A procrastinator might work better with weekly deadlines which force him to keep up to speed, as opposed to a big deadline far in the future, the Daily Telegraph quoted Mr Reuben as saying.
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