What Is Your Tendency?

When learning how to create habits, it is important to know what motivates you, according to Gretchen Rubin, author of her new book “Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives.” 

Knowing what motivates us as individuals helps us design ways we can make and keep habits. Rubin categorizes people into four main groups: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. 

Here’s a brief summary of the Four Tendencies:

  • Upholders are motivated by inner and outer expectations. 
  • Questioners need to have good reasons to meet expectations.
  • Obligers are better at meeting other's expectations than their own.
  • Rebels do not uphold anyone’s expectations. They march to the beat of their own drums.

Which motivates you? Take her quiz to find out. You can also click on each tendency listed above to learn more about each category.