Always late – is it rude?

Do you think being late shows a lack of respect? I know opinions vary on this.

Is that the time? I'm late!I think most of us will allow an occasional exception if there are traffic problems etc

What about the person who is always late though. According to Lisa Jimenez always being late is a symptom of fear (can’t remember if its success or failure, though the two are linked)

Lisa claims that people who are consistently late get a buzz from the adrenaline of rushing to make appointments. I used to live with someone who was always late for social events (not work) and I think this may well have applied.

What do you think? Fear, lack of respect, adrenaline rush?