Try This at Home
Plan a “virtual move,” 2.0. In episode 125, we described one kind of virtual move; a listener wrote us to suggest a way to plan a “virtual move” that’s also a great suggestion for boosting happiness.
Identify the problem — in my case, a recurrent annoyance with my headphones. Solution to the problem: the Yamazaki Beautes Desk Headphone Hanger. So satisfying.
Four Tendencies Tip
An Upholder asks how to deal with the uneasiness that Upholders often feel if they make a mistake. Typically, Upholders really don’t like to fail to meet an expectation. As a fellow Upholder, I sure know the feeling.
I was defensive and a bit curt with a journalist who asked me a question I knew very well that I’d be asked: to give examples of the Tendencies of famous people. I get defensive because I don’t have a very long list — it’s hard to figure out people’s Tendencies, because we can’t judge from their behavior, we have to know how they think. If you have any great suggestions about possible match-ups of famous people (real or fictional) and their Tendencies, let me know!
Elizabeth’s Gold Star
Elizabeth gives me a gold star, for dealing well with Eliza’s departure for college.