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The Four Tendencies


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The Four Tendencies

Gretchen Rubin

ISBN 9781473662858

In Gretchen Rubin's practical and authoritative examination, The Four Tendencies, the bestselling author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project identifies the four personality types that motivate everything we do.

When writing about habits for her last book, Gretchen Rubin stumbled on the biggest discovery of her life - The Four  Tendencies. The Tendencies describe how a person responds to motivation, and how that affects family dynamics, happiness, work, and organizations. Investigating the Four Tendencies quickly became the most challenging and important project Gretchen had ever embarked upon.

A pleasurable listen that also serves as an authoritative reference on a breakthrough personality framework, The Four Tendencies identifies the qualities of Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels, examining each in depth while also discussing how it interacts with the world.

For listeners, this book provides a self-assessment that will empower them to change their actions, overcome stubborn hurdles, and improve relationships. When applied to a family, team, or work setting, the framework unlocks tension so leaders can be effective and groups can be productive.

For years, Gretchen Rubin has encouraged readers to be their best selves. The Four Tendencies, infused with Gretchen's optimistic spirit and sharp observations, will help them make their lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative.

The Author

Gretchen RubinGretchen Rubin is one of the most influential writers on the linked subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature.

She's the author of many books, including the New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before and The Happiness Project. A member of Oprah's Super Soul 100, Rubin has an enormous following, in print and online; her books have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide, in more than 35 languages; and on her popular daily blog,, she reports on her adventures in pursuit of habits and happiness. She also has an award-winning podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.






Reviews, News & Interviews:

I love Gretchen Rubin - she helps me understand both myself and the people around me. Cathy Rentzenbrink, Obliger and bestselling author of The Last Act of Love

A lot of us would like a Rubin in our lives. The Times