Why some people are punctual while others struggle to be on time? According to authors Grace Pacie and David Robson, who study the psychology of being late, punctuality is really a personality trait and all people drop into one of two categories: timekeepers or time benders.
Obviously, timekeepers are very aware of the clock. Time benders, on the other hand, don’t like routine but tend to perform well when faced with time constraints. A 2016 study by Washington University found that time benders actually encounter time differently relying on the situation. When given engaging tasks, some were able to calculate the time, while others became so extremely concentrated they lost track of the time completely.