the four tendencies

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Episode 280: Very Special Episode—We Tackle Questions from Listeners about the Four Tendencies Personality Framework, and a Spotlight on Samantha Irby.
Podcast 280

Episode 280: Very Special Episode—We Tackle Questions from Listeners about the Four Tendencies Personality Framework, and a Spotlight on Samantha Irby.

For this Very Special Episode, Elizabeth and I discuss listener questions related to my “Four Tendencies” Personality Framework of Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels—plus a spotlight on essayist Samantha Irby.
Podcast 274: Change Your Life When You’re Changing Your Life, Hacks for Sibling Harmony, and a Deep Dive into COVID-19 Mantras.
Podcast 274

Podcast 274: Change Your Life When You’re Changing Your Life, Hacks for Sibling Harmony, and a Deep Dive into COVID-19 Mantras.

We discuss why it’s often easier to change our lives when we’re changing our lives, we take a deep dive into COVID-19 mantras, and we discuss hacks for keeping harmony among siblings.
Bonus Episode: A Deep Dive into the “Four Tendencies” Personality Framework
Bonus Episode

Bonus Episode: A Deep Dive into the “Four Tendencies” Personality Framework

Want to learn whether you’re an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel—and what that means? Gretchen gives a quick overview of her popular personality framework, and explains how you can use it to end procrastination, reduce conflict, and stick to good habits. Plus an interview with an Obliger about how she learned how to harness the strengths of her Tendency.
A Little Happier: My Husband Jamie Taught Me a Wonderful, Memorable Lesson About Plans.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: My Husband Jamie Taught Me a Wonderful, Memorable Lesson About Plans.

My husband’s willingness to change plans gave me a lovely memory—and taught me a valuable lesson.
Podcast 224: Design Your Summer (Again), How to Handle the Challenge of Transitions, and Learn a New Fun Term: “Voluntold.”
Podcast 224

Podcast 224: Design Your Summer (Again), How to Handle the Challenge of Transitions, and Learn a New Fun Term: “Voluntold.”

Design your summer, manage the challenge of making transitions throughout the day, and why “the stewing is worse than the doing.”
Podcast 222: Go Someplace By Yourself, Make Conversation with a Child, and an Easy Way to Remember Something Important.
Podcast 222

Podcast 222: Go Someplace By Yourself, Make Conversation with a Child, and an Easy Way to Remember Something Important.

Why you might choose to go someplace alone, how to have a good conversation with a child, and a listener suggests an easy, clever hack for remembering to bring items.
Bonus episode: Game of Thrones! Gretchen and Elizabeth Discuss and Speculate Before the Show’s Finale.
Bonus Episode

Bonus episode: Game of Thrones! Gretchen and Elizabeth Discuss and Speculate Before the Show’s Finale.

Is Arya Stark a Rebel? Will Cersei Lannister manage to keep the Iron Throne? And how about that coffee cup! On this special short bonus episode, Gretchen and Elizabeth discuss, debate, and speculate about the upcoming end of the HBO TV show that made them HAPPIER for eight seasons: “Game of Thrones.”
Podcast 220: Why We Should Deal with Something Negative Right Away, an Airport Hack, and Examples of the Four Tendencies in Fiction and Life.
Podcast 220

Podcast 220: Why We Should Deal with Something Negative Right Away, an Airport Hack, and Examples of the Four Tendencies in Fiction and Life.

Deal with something negative right away, switch to electronic boarding passes if you still use paper, and a Four Tendencies break-down of the “Game of Thrones” characters.
Podcast 179: Make Each Day of the Week Distinctive, Use the Internet to Solve Problems, and Why Is “18 for 2018” So Fun?
Podcast 179

Podcast 179: Make Each Day of the Week Distinctive, Use the Internet to Solve Problems, and Why Is “18 for 2018” So Fun?

Make each day of the week distinctive, use videos to solve common problems like inserting contact lenses, and why is “18 for 2018” so fun?
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