Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


Smart Signage Aimed at All Four Tendencies–Brilliant and Fun!

March 18th, 2016

Episode 235 of 372 episodes

I continue to be obsessed with my Four Tendencies framework — lucky for me, given that I’m writing a book on the subject! (To hear when that book goes on sale, sign up here.) As I’ve mentioned before, I’m on the prowl for signs aimed at a particular Tendency, or that do a good job of appealing to all Four Tendencies. Before I get to the signs, if you need a quick overview of the Four Tendencies: In a nutshell, it distinguishes how people tend to respond to expectations: outer expectations (a deadline, a “request” from a sweetheart) and inner expectations (write a novel in your free time, keep a New Year’s resolution). Upholders respond readily to outer and inner expectations (I’m an Upholder, 100%) Questioners question all expectations; they’ll meet an expectation if they think it makes sense–essentially, they make all expectations into inner expectations Obligers meet outer expectations, but struggle to meet expectations they impose on themselves Rebels resist all expectations, outer and inner alike To take the online Quiz to determine your Tendency, go here. Last week, I posted about signs that seemed aimed at a particular Tendency. ... The post Smart Signage Aimed at All Four Tendencies–Brilliant and Fun! appeared first on Gretchen Rubin.

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