WHAT IF YOU HAVE CHRONIC LATENESS
It is thought that the condition originates in the same part of the brain that is affected by those who suffer with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
In fact, many ADHD sufferers complain they struggle to keep time.
Some psychologists believe that chronic lateness could be a symptom of an underlying mood disorder such as depression.
A recent study of more than 200 people at San Francisco State University showed that 17 per cent were chronically late.
Those unable to be punctual displayed similar patterns in behaviour including anxiety issues, and trouble with self-control.
Researchers said the problem -- whether it affects a person personally or professionally -- is not irreversible, however.
Psychologists recommend those affected to work to make deadlines non-negotiable, monitor how long it takes to perform certain tasks and always plan to be early.