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This is a book to help you figure out your stuff and change your ways. That is also to say, it’s a guide to advise you on what may be holding you back from accomplishing goals, realizing dreams, getting ahead at the office, success, happiness. It contains the always intriguing work of Gretchen Rubin, the popular author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before and host of the podcast, Happier, who shares her research on personality types. It can also serve as a very helpful how-to for bosses, teachers, coaches, therapists, parents, and others who are trying to understand and bring out the best in those they manage/love/care for... Ultimately, a fascinating book about human behavior, human nature and empathy.
In this groundbreaking analysis of personality type, bestselling author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project Gretchen Rubin reveals the one simple question that will transform what you do at home, at work, and in life.
During her multibook investigation into understanding human nature, Gretchen Rubin realized that by asking the seemingly dry question "How do I respond to expectations?" we gain explosive self-knowledge. She discovered that based on their answer, people fit into Four Tendencies: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. Our Tendency shapes every aspect of our behavior, so using this framework allows us to make better decisions, meet deadlines, suffer less stress, and engage more effectively.
More than 600,000 people have taken her online quiz, and managers, doctors, teachers, spouses, and parents already use the framework to help people make significant, lasting change.
The Four Tendencies hold practical answers if you've ever thought...
- People can rely on me, but I can't rely on myself.
- How can I help someone to follow good advice?
- People say I ask too many questions.
- How do I work with someone who refuses to do what I ask--or who keeps telling me what to do
With sharp insight, compelling research, and hilarious examples, The Four Tendencies
will help you get happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. It's far easier to succeed when you know what works for you.