I've always been under the impression I work best under pressure. Give me something to do and say "there's no hurry," and I'll never get round to doing it. But I have a pile of pages on my desk I have to lay out, the mag has to go to print at the end of this week, and this week is one day short, yet still I can't motivate myself to actually do some work.
[note to prospective employers: the above is satire, honest]
[note to self: remember, you are being paid]