'A LOT OF US WOULD LIKE A RUBIN IN OUR LIVES' The TimesIn Gretchen Rubin's practical and authoritative examination, The Four Tendencies, the bestselling author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project identifies the four personality types that motivate everything we do.When writing about habits for her last book, Gretchen Rubin stumbled on the biggest discovery of her life - the Four Tendencies. The Tendencies describe how a person responds to motivation, and how that affects family dynamics, happiness, work, and organizations. Investigating the Four Tendencies quickly became the most challenging and important project Gretchen had ever embarked upon.A pleasurable read that also serves as an authoritative reference on a breakthrough personality framework, The Four Tendencies identifies the qualities of Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels, examining each in depth while also discussing how it interacts with the world.For readers, the book provides a self-assessment that will empower them to change their actions, overcome stubborn hurdles, and improve relationships. When applied to a family, team, or work setting, the framework unlocks tension so leaders can be effective and groups can be productive.For years, Gretchen Rubin has encouraged readers to be their best selves. The Four Tendencies, infused with Gretchen's optimistic spirit and sharp observations, will help them make their lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative.