I am an avid fan of Gretchen Rubin ever since my mom handed me a copy of “The Happiness Project.” Her voice was flawed, gritty and real. She was my type of girl. Then I started listening to “The Side Hustle School” podcast, where the host mentioned he was on a book tour with Gretchen who had an awesome new book coming out… “The Four Tendencies.”
(Cue the Scoobie Doo sound)
I’ve been reading it and I won’t spoil all of the magical gems that you need to read about, be here is the teaser.
There are two types of expectations: internal and external. With those expectations, we either listen or reject them.
You mean to tell me everyone isn’t motivated by the same things?
That’s exactly what Gretchen Rubin is saying.
The Four Tendencies are:
The Upholder – driven by inner expectations, driven by outer expectations
The Rebel – resists inner expectations, resists outer expectations
The Questioner: driven by inner expectations, resists outer expectations
The Obliger: resists inner expectations, driven by outer expectations
If you can’t figure out when tendency you fit into, fear not, there is a quiz to help you determine it. Here is the link: https://gretchenrubin.com/take-the-quiz
That’s all I’m going to give you because I want you to read it and enjoy it as much as I am.