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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

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Check Out These Examples of the Four Tendencies in Movies, TV Shows, & Books. Send More Examples!

June 16th, 2016

Episode 291 of 399 episodes

Yes, I continue to be obsessed with the Four Tendencies framework I created. Just last night, at a dinner party, I expounded on my theory to both dinner partners, separately (one Upholder, one Questioner). Am I becoming a bore? Perhaps. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can find out here whether you’re an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel. One of my favorite things has been to gather mottoes for the Four Tendencies. So many hilarious, brilliant ones! (If you want a mug with your Tendency and its motto, you can buy one here.) Now I’m collecting movies, novels, and TV shows that illustrate the Four Tendencies. And I need your help. I have many examples, but I want more. Please send your suggestions — especially for Rebel. I’m surprised that I don’t have lots of fictional examples of Rebels, but so far, I don’t. Upholder: The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling — Hermione is a textbook Upholder. She constantly (and annoyingly) reminds Harry and Ron about the regulations and laws of the magical world, she never falls behind on her homework, and she becomes very anxious when anyone breaks a law or even a school rule. ... The post Check Out These Examples of the Four Tendencies in Movies, TV Shows, & Books. Send More Examples! appeared first on Gretchen Rubin.

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