Upholders respond readily to outer and inner expectations. They wake up and think: “What’s on the schedule and the to-do list for today?” They want to know what’s expected of them, and to meet those expectations. They avoid making mistakes or letting people down—including themselves.
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Take The Next Step To Understand Yourself
I developed this in-depth video course about my Four Tendencies framework to help you understand yourself and others. Because you just took the quiz, I’m offering a discount for a limited time.
There’s no magic, one-size-fits-all answer for building a happier, healthier, more productive life.
Understand Yourself. Understand Others.
Find the strategies that will work effectively for YOU to create the life you want.
Here’s What The Program Looks Like
For five weeks, I’ll release one lesson each day, Monday through Friday. I’ve designed the course so that each day’s lesson should take no more than twenty minutes. I really want you to be able to easily incorporate this learning experience into your everyday life.
5 Weeks of Instruction
The first week will focus on your Tendency. Then, you’ll learn how to deal with other Tendencies, and how to harness your Tendency.
14 Video Lessons
In 14 high-quality video lessons, you’ll learn how to understand and deal with each Tendency as well as apply that information with exercises and reflection questions.
Gretchen spoke with people from every Tendency about how they have taken knowledge of their Tendency to create the life they want. Check out the list below!
Archived Live Calls
Gretchen has hosted several “Ask Me Anything” calls. You are able to access the recordings and listen to Gretchen answer many excellent questions about The Four Tendencies.
After the 5 weeks of instruction end, you will have lifetime access to all course and bonus material. You will be able to go back and rewatch lessons or catch up if you got behind.
What People Are Saying…
I was recently working with a 17-year old who was trying to quit smoking cigarettes. She was trying and trying to motivate herself to stop smoking and it just wasn’t working. We took your quiz together—she came out to be an Obliger. It totally helped us tweak her treatment plan to involve other people. It was great and made such a big difference for her.
The Four Tendencies framework has given me a great understanding of myself and allowed me to have a lot of grace in realizing that I need accountability. I kept telling myself that I should be able to do it on my own because my husband could do it. Thank you for the research that has allowed me to recognize something in myself that I needed to see. I feel like I have the ability to be better and do more because of your words!
I’ve used your Four Tendencies framework with my American and Senegalese colleagues and have been delighted to see Obligers, Questioners, Rebels, and Upholders identify themselves irrespective of cultural upbringing. The framework has been a wonderful tool for improving communication and understanding in our work. Thanks so much for creating the framework (and the podcast!). I enjoy your practical and open-hearted approach to self-improvement.
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When you enroll in the course, you’ll immediately get access to 3 introductory videos so you can start right away.
When you’ve completed this course, you’ll have specific strategies you can implement based on your Tendency, not just what works for me, or someone else you know.
About Gretchen Rubin
Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, The Four Tendencies, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, and Happier at Home. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold three million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. She is also the co-host of the Happier with Gretchen Rubin podcast along with her sister Elizabeth.