Yesterday, I did a post on Gretchen Rubin's Four Tendencies. Over the next few days I'll be posting about each tendency and the strengths and weaknesses of each one.
Understanding your tendency can help you set up more efficient and effective structures in helping you achieve your goals. It will also help you better understand the others in your life :)
The charts I'll be referencing come from Alex Chen's 15 minute Review of the Four Tendencies. You can read it here--it really is an excellent overview.
Today, we are doing a deeper dive on Upholders.
Upholders readily meet inner and outer expectations, but they will uphold inner expectations first. An inner expectation is an expectation placed on yourself by yourself, such as: I'm going to work out 5 times a week.
An outer expectation is an expectation placed on yourself by someone else, such as: I'm going to work out with my friend 5 times a week because they want to exercise more, and they need the accountability.
Making up roughly 19% of the population, upholders are highly disciplined and love schedules and routines.
All of the tendencies are equally valid and important, but each one has its own set of strengths and weaknesses:
Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of your tendency can better help you understand how to set up structures and solutions in your life:
Knowing the tendency of others can help you better understand how they fulfill expectations and requests:
Tomorrow, we will be doing a deeper dive on the Obliger Tendency :)
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