Everyone is familiar with the idea of procrastination (not starting tasks when you should, instead putting them off until the last minute) and knows people who are very guilty of this particular personality flaw.

But a new personality type has been identified by psychologists – the precrastinator. Precrastinators start to do things long before they have to, even if it means more work and time in total. They formulate endless „to do“ lists, create excel tables, and get everything organized, cleared and ready long before the task itself (which is often less work than all of this preparation) has to be completed. Does this sound familiar? Do you know any classic precrastinators? See more in the Guardian article below.