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Self-Handicapping and Procrastination

Really interesting article in Psychology Today:

Delay as a Self-handicapping Strategy: I Can Protect My Self-image by Procrastinating?

The basic idea is that we don't want to know the true limits of our capabilities, so we procrastinate so we have an excuse in case we fail.



It reminds me of the Demotivator, 'The harder you try, the dumber you look.' It might be fair to say that learning our limitations is a phobia that inspires the defence mechanisms of shutting down, giving up, and other forms of self-sabotage.    

- "A procrastinator's work is never done."