Zei·gar·nik effectnoun \zī-ˈgär-nik-\
Definition of ZEIGARNIK EFFECT
: the psychological tendency to remember an uncompleted task rather than a completed one
Biographical Note for ZEIGARNIK EFFECT
Zeigarnik, Bluma (1900–1988), Russian psychologist. Zeigarnik first described the Zeigarnik effect in her 1927 doctoral thesis.
I totally have this! This is what explains everything in my life! I love to complete things, it irks me to have an unfinished project. I cannot stand to procrastinate, because I want to get things done and get them crossed off my list. That is my ultimate satisfaction.