Marilyn suffered from extreme anxiety ever since she was young (it is stated in a report from her school and orphanage) and therefore found it difficult coming to set on time which caused many frustrations with her colleagues. She also was addicted to her prescribed medication (to help her anxiety, depression and insomnia) which would often lead her to feel groggy and unable to work.
Marilyn was also prone to sinus issues and viral infections meaning she needed to take time off work.
“I have many bad social habits. People are always lecturing me about them. I am invariably late for appointments—sometimes as much as two hours. I’ve tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong—and too pleasing…I’m giving Norma Jean[sic] a treat… People are waiting for me. People are eager to see me. I’m wanted. And I remember the years I was unwanted.”My Story