What being late says about you

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How I went from always being late to always being early

Being late says a lot about you, and none of it's good

This post may offend some readers. Like 9. People drift in at 9. And they smile warmly at the waiting group, as they unwrap their bacon sandwich, apparently totally unconcerned that others have been there since five to nine, prepared and ready to start. That is over 3 hours wasted.

All rights reserved. We've all been there. Your car has broken down. The train inexplicably failed to turn up on time. Your dog ate your alarm clock. And so on, and so forth.

We all know people who all but pride themselves on being late. However, a recent study may lend some backup to the tardy camp. A study found that there is a strong connection between tardiness and success and creativity. This can be explained by identifying how Type A and Type B personalities, the two groups into which psychologists have been breaking up the human population since the s, conceptualize time. Type A people are more competitive and impatient, while Type B people are more relaxed and creative. In the study, the research participants were asked to guess how much time had passed the actual time elapsed was one minute. People from the Type A subject group guessed an average of 58 seconds had passed, white group type B guessed that an average of 77 seconds.

Lateness is offensive. It is offensive to the craft of acting, it is an insult to your teacher or director and your fellow performers and colleagues.
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'It's not endearing, it's not cute, it's a flaw'.

For some of us, the world can be divided into two kinds of people: those of us who show up on time, and those of us who are late. English writer Edward Verrall Lucas had a view on lateness, "I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them. Now I realize that the majority of us have been late to something more than once in our lives. But the distinction that I'd like to zero in on is concerns people who are habitually late--and what message that kind of behavior sends to the rest of us. In short: it tells us that our time is less valuable than yours. So let's first define what we mean by "being late.

An appointment is a contract. It says "I recognize we need to do X together, and I know that X is important to you or me or both of us, whatever. I promise to be ready to work with you on this at 9 o'clock. That's right, it's a promise. And we break this promise pretty casually all the time I'm not very good at being on time either, especially lately. We make promises all the time at work.


  1. Isabelle A. says:

    Now I realize that the majority of us have been late to something more than once in our lives. But the distinction that I'd like to zero in on is.

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