Simple Cures For Chronic Tardiness
Figure out what’s at the heart of your tardiness
We all have that friend (or may be you're that friend) who just can’t seem to make it on time — to just about anything. They just had to finish one more email before they left the office. They got stuck on a call with a friend. They got so wrapped up in a project they completely lost track of time.
There’s no one reason why some of us tend to be the type of people who always run late, says Emily Waldum, PhD, a cognitive psychology researcher. And there’s probably no one reason to explain why any one of us individually tends to run late again and again. “There are many potential contributing factors,” she says.
TARDINESS DOESN’T NECESSARILY APPEAR TO BE A PERSONALITY THING
Anecdotally, it might seem that people who are less conscientious are the ones who tend to run late — or it might, at least, make intuitive sense. But there’s little research to back that assertion up, Waldum adds.
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