Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


Take a Look at These Signs. Can You Guess Which Tendency Is Targeted?

March 7th, 2016

Episode 228 of 540 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.) One fun thing I’ve been doing? Searching for signs that are 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. Here are some signs that have definite special appeal to one particular Tendency. See if you ... The post Take a Look at These Signs. Can You Guess Which Tendency Is Targeted? appeared first on Gretchen Rubin.

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