The Four Tendencies:
Have you ever thought about how you respond to inner and outer expectations?
Gretchen Rubin, author of the novel ‘The Four Tendencies’ suggests that we each have a dominant tendency in which we respond to expectations. According to Rubin, your tendency is not something you learn over time and it not necessarily something you want to change, it is simply something you want to understand.
Self-awareness of your dominant tendency can help you create habits that fit with your dominant way of responding to expectation, which will help you frame your goals in a way that will bring about success. I am a huge advocate of mindful habit creation. By mindfully creating habits based on your values you can almost always reach your goals. However, if you combine mindful habits with the knowledge of how you respond to expectations you can see even greater improvement in your ability to stick to new habits.
Find out what your tendency is here:
The Four Tendencies Quiz
What are The Four Tendencies: (from most common type to the rarest)