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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

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What Are Your Questions and Comments about Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels?

October 5th, 2015

Episode 139 of 399 episodes

My sister and I are having a great time doing our podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin. Coming up, we’ve decided to try something a little different. We’re going to do a special series on theFour Tendencies framework that I discuss in Better Than Before, my book about habit formation. With the Four Tendencies, I divide all of humanity into four categories: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. For four weeks on the podcast, we’re going to focus on the Tendencies. Strengths, weakness, striking patterns…and you’ll get to hear me talk about being an Upholder and Elizabeth talk about being an Obliger. And you’ll get to hear me talk about Elizabeth’s Obligerness and hear her talking about my Upholderness! Plus we’ll have guests to speak for Questioner and Rebel. In the meantime, you can read about the Four Tendencies framework here, and take the free online Quiz to find out your Tendency (more than 200,000 people have taken the Quiz.) Send us yourinsights and questions For those episodes, we’d love to hear from you.Questions, comments, insights. How do you manage yourself, given your Tendency? How do you deal with a spouse, child, co-worker, boss, patient? How do ...

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