Friday, May 15, 2009

Night People

source: nightstar

What Is a Night Person?

A Night Person is an individual whose natural body rhythms are such that he or she is most active and alert during the evening and night and is least active and alert during the pre-dawn and daytime hours.

You Know You're a Night Person If...
* Sunrise comes as an unpleasant surprise.
* You call someone on the phone to just chat and discover that they've been asleep for six hours.
* You do your best work at 2 a.m.
* You finally force yourself to go to bed at 1 a.m. and then keep having brilliant ideas that you have to get up and write down.
* People who are perky or sharp in the morning appall you---and can run rings around you before noon, too.
* Birds start singing about the time you fall asleep.

Common Misconceptions about Night People
We're insomniacs.
No way. We aren't trying to get to sleep.
We're unhappy.
Only when we're not allowed to follow our natural schedule.
We have a medical problem.
We're as healthy as most, and more than some. For instance, you won't find us getting skin cancer from too much sunbathing.
We're wierd.
Who's calling who wierd?
The Bozo Boss Misconception: We're lazy, dishonest, and trying to fool everyone because we want credit for working at night but we don't actually do it.
This is an evil misconception. It doesn't just show a lack of respect for our natural body rhythms, it says we're liars, frauds... Employers always seem to feel this way, even when we're doing the kind of work that can be measured somehow. All I can say to these people is: Have you ever observed a Night Person at work during his or her peak time? After you've sat up with one of us and seen how productive we are, say that again.
We think we're vampires or have some other kind of odd self image.
Do you think you're the sun god Amon-Ra just because you're a Day Person?
We're criminals who use the excuse of staying up late to cover our crimes.
Sure, and all the people who are up in the daytime are law-abiding citizens. Crimes are ONLY committed at night.
We're hooked on caffeine.
It doesn't take coffee and coke to keep US up!
The only reason we stay up late is to go to bars, cavort, and party.
Sure, we like it as much as the next guy, but don't blame us just because we're always the last to leave!
We're delinquents and degenerates.
How do you know? Do you follow delinquents and degenerates around at night? If you do, what's YOUR problem?

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