“Repetitive lateness is more often related to personality characteristics such as anxiety or a penchant for thrill-seeking. Some people are drawn to the adrenaline rush of that last-minute sprint to the finish line, while others receive an ego boost from over-scheduling and filling each moment with activity.”
Nah. I disagree, fastcompany. For some (me), it’s neither anxiety or thrill seeking by overfilling my schedule. Sometimes, it’s because you simply don’t care enough about the thing you’re late to attend/do, so it’s not important enough to merit any additional effort. If anything, it may be viewed as an annoying obligation you’d rather not do at all, yet have to, so its priority is (sub)consciously decremented, regardless of the consequences.