Gretchen Rubin is one of today’s most influential and thought-provoking observers of happiness and human nature. She’s known for her ability to distill and convey complex ideas with humor and clarity, in a way that’s accessible to a wide audience.

She’s the author of many books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers Outer Order, Inner Calm, The Four Tendencies, Better Than Before, and The Happiness Project. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. (The Happiness Project spent two years on the bestseller list.)

On her top-ranking, award-winning podcast “Happier with Gretchen Rubin,” she discusses happiness and good habits with her sister Elizabeth Craft. She is also a CBS News Contributor. Every Monday on CBS This Morning, the final “Before We Go” segment features her solutions and tips for living a happier, healthier, more productive life.

She’s been interviewed by Oprah, eaten dinner with Daniel Kahneman, walked arm-in-arm with the Dalai Lama, had her work written up in a medical journal, and been an answer on the game show Jeopardy!

In her work, she draws from cutting-edge science, the wisdom of the ages, lessons from popular culture, and her own experiences to explore how we can make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative.

Gretchen Rubin started her career in law and was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer. Raised in Kansas City, she lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.

Understand Yourself and Others with the Four Tendencies Personality Framework

2020-05-26T17:00:00-04:00 2020-06-03T08:00:00-04:00 Tuesday, May 26th 17:00 EDT Length: 45 minutes

Gretchen Rubin

  • 5-times New York Times Bestselling Author, CBS Contributor and Award-Winning Podcaster
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During my time spent researching and learning about human nature, I discovered that we can gain explosive levels of self knowledge by asking a very simple question: “How do I respond to expectations?”

This led me to discover that people typically fit into one of Four Tendencies: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels.

During this session, you will learn:

How your Tendency shapes every aspect of your behavior, and how understanding it can help you with things like making better decisions, meeting your deadlines, suffer less from  stress and burnout, and also how to engage more effectively.

You will learn how to identify, not only your own Tendency, but that of your clients, in order to help them apply this framework in their own lives for greater results.

We will also look at how to use the Four Tendencies to become happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative.

  1. Learn your own tendency 
  2. How to use that knowledge to make your life happier, more productive and more creative 
  3. How to use the Four Tendencies to work more efficiently and harmoniously with others
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