Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


Podcast 38: Do You Hate Being Told What to Do? Maybe You’re a Rebel.

November 11th, 2015

Episode 165 of 540 episodes

It’s time for the next installment of “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Update: For our upcoming Very Special Episode, Holiday edition, we want to hear from you: What is your Try This at Home for staying happier, healthier, and more productive over the holidays? It can be a challenge. So let us know what works for you — for dealing with family, for traveling, for managing temptations, anything. We can all learn from each other. Today is the fourth in the series of four episodes that we’re devoting to the Four Tendencies. In last week’s episode, we talked about theObliger Tendency; this week, it’s Rebel. To find out if you’re an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel, take the Four Tendencies quiz here. Try This at Home: Try to come up with a motto for your Tendency. Fun! Strengths and Weaknesses of Rebels: How to identify and take advantage of the strengths, and counter-balance the weaknesses, of the Tendency. Striking Pattern of Rebels: Whenever a Rebel is in a long-term relationship, whether romantically or at work, it’s almost always with an Obliger. Another striking pattern: While Rebels want choice and freedom, some Rebels are drawn to areas of high ...

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