Future Squared Episode #177: Gretchen Rubin on The Four Tendencies

September 2, 2023

Future Squared Episode #177: Gretchen Rubin on The Four Tendencies

Gretchen Rubin is the author of The Happiness Project, Happier at Home, Better Than Before, and her newest book, The Four Tendencies – The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better Too), which comes out this September.   Her books have sold almost three million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages.   She is the host of a popular, award-winning podcast, “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” and blogger who writes daily about her adventures in happiness and habit-formation.   In The Four Tendencies, a groundbreaking analysis of personality type, bestselling author of Gretchen reveals the one simple question that will transform what you do at home, at work, and in life.   In this episode you will learn many things including: What that simple aforementioned question is What the four tendencies are and how your tendency shapes every aspect of your behavior How to use Gretchen’s four tendencies framework to make better decisions, meet deadlines, suffer less stress, and engage more effectively.   

All Topics Discussed: 

What the four tendencies are 

How to identify your own tendency 

Can you be more than one tendency? 

How the four tendencies compares to other personality tests 

Where entrepreneurs fit in the four tendencies framework 

How to pick a job that would suit your own tendency 

How to identify other people’s tendencies 

Which tendencies work best together at the office, at home or at play How to design your environment to circumvent your tendency’s shortcomings 

Upholder rebellion 

How to deal with the different tendencies

Show Notes: 

Preorder the book: www.amazon.com/Four-Tendencies-I…1503108203&sr=1-1 

Gretchen’s other books: www.amazon.com/Gretchen-Rubin/e/B001IZTAPW 

Gretchen’s Twitter: @gretchenrubin

Happier with Gretchen Rubin podcast: www.gretchenrubin.com/podcast/   

Gretchen’s blog: www.gretchenrubin.com 

Better App: www.betterapp.us 

Find out your tendency: gretchenrubin.com/happiness_projec…-about-yourself/

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Steve Glaveski

Steve Glaveski is the CEO and Co-Founder of Collective Campus which he established to help companies and their employees to create more meaningful impact in the world in an age of rapid change and increasing uncertainty. Steve also founded Lemonade Stand – a children’s entrepreneurship program, wrote the Innovation Manager’s Handbook vol 1 and 2, hosts Future², an iTunes chart topping podcast on corporate innovation and entrepreneurship and is a keynote speaker. He previously founded HOTDESK, an office sharing platform and has worked for the likes of Westpac, Dun & Bradstreet, the Victorian Auditor General’s Office, Ernst & Young, KPMG and Macquarie Bank. Follow him at @steveglaveski and Book a free 15-minute call with Steve to talk through your innovation objectives.

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