What Type of Slacker Are You?

Slackin' ain't easy, and not all slackers are created equal

Hannah Cho
Created By Hannah Cho
On Jun 1, 2014

What do you have for breakfast?

How often do you make your bed?

What do you do when you are procrastinating?

What's your excuse for late work?

What is your real reason for late work?

Which person are you when completing a group project?

Why are you taking this quiz?

The Tom Sawyer

The Tom Sawyer

If you get the reference, it’s only because you read the summaries for English class or you had someone tell you what happens in the book. If you don’t get the reference, you're calculating the easiest way to find out the meaning of this (Go ahead. Wiki The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. You should read something about a fence). You take pride in getting things done with minimal effort. While it doesn’t bother you when people call you lazy, (you know you’re not when you don’t want to be), you would be upset if people didn’t recognize the brilliance of your ploys. After all, slacking off is just one convenient way of showing off how smart you are.

The Perfectionist

The Perfectionist

You take procrastination to an elite level. Some form of repeated success (or perhaps just delusion of grandeur) has led you to expect great outcomes for your work. Before you start any work, you picture a vague yet perfect outcome (an impossibly high score, a breath-taking magnum opus) and the accompanying accolade (looks of respect and/or jealousy). When you actually try to start the work, you are paralyzed by the burden of your talent or lack thereof. Sometimes, you play out all the work you have to do in your head and get tired before you actually do it. In that sense, you’re the hardest worker who has no work to show for it.

The Slob

The Slob

You’re too cool for school. You pretend to be nonchalant about your work in front of others, but there’s actually a part of you that cares a bit. There are times you consider trying a little harder, but it seems like it’s too late or pointless to do so. There’s too much to catch up on, or the work seems too complicated. You also think it might be embarrassing to show that you’re trying after all this time of appearing not to care. You do have a reputation to keep after all. Still, there are times you think that if you had another chance to start over, you’d try harder before it's too late. FYI, if you've come as far as reading this, you might actually be less of a slacker than you give yourself credit for.

The Delusional

The Delusional

You’re not a slacker. Get over it. Sure, you could’ve worked harder, but you probably worked on it hard enough. In the bigger scheme of life, there are other things that are more if not as much important as the work you had to do. Could you have worked on that assignment a little more? Yes, but you got to spend some time with your friends/family instead or maybe you needed some time to yourself. Work ethic and perseverance are important but let yourself be satisfied when you have achieved your goals. You’ll be less burnt out, you overachiever.

The Taoist Monk

The Taoist Monk

You’re either an abnormally unmotivated oddity or an enlightened being wise beyond your years. If you’re the former, you don’t sweat the small stuff now, but you might be in a position of worry later when your peers become real adults without you. Things that you don’t think matter to you now will bear significance later, and you’ll wonder why nobody warned you of it before. Let this be a warning now. If you’re the enlightened monk genuinely unswayed by societal pressures and expectations, good for you! As a wise man once said, doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing. Perhaps you can share some of your blissful knowledge with others.

The Guilty Procrastinator

The Guilty Procrastinator

You always mean to start your work on time, but you somehow get sidetracked. The work you have to do always nags at you in the back of your mind, but you know that you still have plenty of time to finish it later. You wait until the last minute, and then you feel horrible about having put it off for that long as your back and head ache for sleep. When you finally turn in your assignment in shame knowing that you could’ve done a better job, you vow to never put off work for that long again. As for the next assignment that is due? Well, you’re still getting over the trauma of having pulled off that other assignment. You feel a little guilty about putting off work again, but you know you have plenty of time before it is due.