Chronic tardiness 'is a sign of insanity', scientists claim
We are dubious.
Narcissistic, yes, insane maybe.
Young Attorney (YA) worked with us back before the dawn of time, nice guy, but chronically late. He lived about 25 minuets from work, we lived about an hour. Our practice as a busy litigations practice, the firm had two planes and two pilots to ferry us around to our various engagements. We flew a minimum of 3 times per week. We had two or three flights in on consecutive days, YA was late for the first, we held the plane for him and we discussed with him the problems this created, the second day flight time was 7:30 am, and precisely at 7:30 we boarded the plane, and taxied off, we could see his car driving down the access road as we went wheels up. We litigated YA's case that morning. That was the last time we worked together. He remained at the firm, but lost significant opportunities. Once we returned to the firm, our discussion was short, and declarative, we used the word "shall."
Some lessons are harder than others. We heard that he was quite punctual after that lesson.
Chronic tardiness is more likely to be the confluence of narcissism, and excessive latitude towards those affected. Cut the latitude and the tardiness will stop.
'I think making everyday human behavior into a medical condition is unwise.'
We agree, treat adults as adults.