A new twin study from IBG is the first to report that procrastination is heritable, and is genetically linked to impulsive behavior. Researchers suggest that the ability to create and maintain goals (also a heritable trait) underlies this relationship between procrastination and impulsivity.
Read the full article at TIME.com. Procrastination Is in Your Genes
Gustavson DE, Miyake A, Hewitt JK, Friedman NP (2014). Genetic Relations Among Procrastination, Impulsivity, and Goal-Management Ability: Implications for the Evolutionary Origin of Procrastination. Psychological Science [Epub ahead of print]