Study Says People Who Are Always Late Aren’t Lazy, They’re Optimistic

If you’re one of those people who is constantly late, no matter how early you wake up, you’re certainly not alone. Some people just always seem to find a way to fill the time that they actually should be heading off to work or to their next meeting with multiple activities, and that’s both a good and a bad thing.

According to Elite Daily, a scientific study proved that chronic lateness can be linked to a personality trait. The study connected lateness with Type B personalities. So, if you’re always late, you’re likely more laid-back and easy-going. You’re also extremely optimistic.

It’s not that you’re late intentionally or because you’re lazy. In fact, it can be quite the opposite. You think, “I’ve got 25 minutes before I have to leave” and then you start working on multiple things at once, get caught up in what you’re doing, and before you know it— you’re late.


This can mean that you’re just hopeful, hopeful that you can get a lot done in a short amount of time, even if that’s not always the case.

And the reason why I say this is neither good nor bad is because we could all use a bit of hopefulness and a bit of timeliness. It’s not bad to dwell on future projects or work to get them finished, but you also have to live in the moment, which unfortunately can mean that you’ve got to make it to that work event on time.


But, you also shouldn’t stress about being on time so much so that you miss out on making plans and working to get ahead. A little optimism and a little realism is healthy. And we could all work a little harder to get to the middle of that spectrum, couldn’t we?

[h/t: Elite Daily]