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      March 27, 2004


"Culture reinforces biology."

 -- Harley Hahn

          Time Sense:
Polychronicity and Monochronicity

In my last newsletter, I mentioned that I would
tell you about some of the material in the new,
2005 Edition of my online book, Harley Hahn's
Internet Yellow Pages.  Here is the first such

I bet you have noticed that the idea of time is
not the same for everyone.  Some people always
have to be on time and, indeed, get uncomfortable
when something happens to make them late or upset
their routine.

Other people are more relaxed about schedules and
deadlines, often to the point where they seem to
have no sense of time whatsoever.  Such people
don't feel stress when they are late, but they do
have a lot of trouble sticking to a set routine or

Why such a dichotomy?  The answer is that some
people, such as the ones who are always on time,
are "monochromic".  Other people, the ones who
relate to time in a more inexact manner, are

If this intrigues you, take a look at the
following essay, where I explain these ideas and
show why they are important:


"Are you a polychron or a monochron?

"My guess is you have no idea what I am talking
about. And yet, this is one of the most important
questions you can ever ask yourself. Knowing if
you are a polychron or a monochron will help you
understand a lot about yourself, including how you
fit into the world and how you get along with

"The terms monochron and polychron have to do with
our time sense: how we perceive and manage time...

Time Sense: Polychronicity and Monochronicity


I wrote the essay about time sense for the 2005
Edition of Harley Hahn's Internet Yellow Pages. It
is part of the section called "Behavior and Social
Forces".  Within this section of the book, I have
written about many interesting topics:

  * Apologizing and Forgiveness
  * Cold Reading
  * Conversation
  * Etiquette
  * Flash Mobs
  * Flirting
  * Kissing
  * Large Group Awareness Training (LGAT)
  * Lying
  * Seduction
  * Stealing
  * Thank-You Notes
  * Time Sense: Polychronicity and Monochronicity

For more information...
Harley Hahn's Internet Yellow Pages
What's new in the 2005 edition?

In order to access Harley Hahn's Internet Yellow
Pages, you need to join a special Web site called
The Harley Hahn Experience.  If you are already a
member, you can jump right to the "Behavior and
Social Forces" section by using the following

Behavior and Social Forces

For more information on The Harley Hahn Experience,
and how to join (there is a small fee), please

The Harley Hahn Experience

-- Harley Hahn