Gretchen Rubin - The Four Tendencies - Hodder & Stoughton

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • Paperback £14.99
    More information
    • ISBN:9781473662858
    • Publication date:12 Sep 2017
  • E-Book £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781473662865
    • Publication date:12 Sep 2017

The Four Tendencies

The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too)

By Gretchen Rubin
Read by Gretchen Rubin

  • Downloadable audio file
  • £P.O.R.

From the internationally bestselling author of THE HAPPINESS PROJECT and BETTER THAN BEFORE.

How to understand yourself and everyone else too.

From the internationally bestselling author of THE HAPPINESS PROJECT and BETTER THAN BEFORE. How to understand yourself and everyone else too. In 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 which describe how a person responds to motivation, and how that affects family dynamics, happiness, work, and organisations. Investigating the Four Tendencies quickly became the most challenging and important project Gretchen had ever embarked upon.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.
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.
A pleasurable listen 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 listeners, this audiobook 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. On her popular weekly podcast Happier With Gretchen Rubin, she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft; The podcast was named in iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015 and the Academy of Podcasters Best Podcasts of 2016.


(P)2017 John Murray Press

Biographical Notes

Gretchen Rubin is one of the most influential writers on the linked subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature.
She's the author of many books, including the New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before and The Happiness Project. A member of Oprah's SuperSoul 100, Rubin has an enormous following, in print and online; her books have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide, in more than 35 languages; and on her popular daily blog, gretchenrubin.com, she reports on her adventures in pursuit of habits and happiness. She also has an award-winning podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin.
She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.

gretchenrubin.com | twitter.com/gretchenrubin | facebook.com/GretchenRubin | instagram.com/gretchenrubin

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781473665668
  • Publication date: 12 Sep 2017
  • Page count:
  • Imprint: Two Roads
I love Gretchen Rubin and she helps me understand both myself and the people around me — Cathy Rentzenbrink, Obliger and bestselling author of THE LAST ACT OF LOVE
If you want to change anything in your life, you need Gretchen Rubin. Her ideas are original, instinctive and revolutionary. Whether you want to get fitter, work smarter or be tidier, she shows you how to tweak your habits (almost) effortlessly. This Rebel sleeps better, deletes more email, is three stone lighter and forever in her debt — Viv Groskop, Rebel
The Four Tendencies is a remarkably well-crafted and insightful book. Gretchen Rubin taught me why, as a Rebel, my expectations often clash with others' expectations and helped me develop a more compassionate view. Better still, The Four Tendencies offers powerful steps that we can all take to have more constructive relationships with the people in our lives. — Robert Sutton, Rebel, Stanford Professor and author of The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal With People Who Treat You Like Dirt
The greatest predictor of growth and happiness is actionable self- knowledge. Gretchen Rubin gives you the tools to not only understand yourself and others, but what to do with that knowledge. Insightful, practical, and crucial, The Four Tendencies will help you overcome the biggest impediments to your happiness and success. — Shawn Achor, Upholder and author of THE HAPPINESS ADVANTAGE and BEFORE HAPPINESS
Gretchen Rubin has discovered a new framework for understanding ourselves and other people. When we know our Tendency, we can manage ourselves more effectively and reach our goals faster- and we can help others to do that, as well. As a researcher who has studied habits, addiction, and change for twenty years, I'm excited by the simplicity and power of The Four Tendencies as a tool for anyone seeking to make his or her life better. I am implementing this in my clinical programs to help people understand their Tendencies so they can change behaviors, such as stress and emotional eating. — Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, Questioner and author of THE CRAVING MIND and associate professor in Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School
Gretchen Rubin's groundbreaking Four Tendencies framework is a simple yet powerful tool that helps us better recognise our own nature, harness its strengths, and counteract its weaknesses. With her trademark wit and insight, Gretchen gives us the tools to create the life we want, in a way that's right for us. The surprising thing? Once you know about these four types, you see them everywhere. — Susan David, PhD, Upholder and co-founder of the Institute of Coaching and author of Emotional Agility
Sceptre

The Art of the Good Life

Rolf Dobelli
Authors:
Rolf Dobelli
Teach Yourself

Stoicism and the Art of Happiness

Donald Robertson
Authors:
Donald Robertson

The stoics lived a long time ago, but they had some startling insights into the human condition - insights which endure to this day. The philosophical tradition, founded in Athens by Zeno of Citium in 301 BC, endured as an active movement for almost 500 years, and contributions from dazzling minds such as Cicero, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius helped create a body of thought with an extraordinary goal - to provide a rational, healthy way of living in harmony with the nature of the universe and in respect of our relationships with each other.In many ways a precursor to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Stoicism provides an armamentarium of strategies and techniques for developing psychological resilience, while celebrating all in life which is beautiful and important. By learning what stoicism is, you can revolutionise your life and learn how to seize the day, live happily and be a better person. This simple, empowering book shows how to use this ancient wisdom to make practical, positive changes to your life. Using thought-provoking case studies, highlighting key ideas and things to remember and providing tools for self-assessment, it demonstrates that Stoicism is a proven, profound pathway to happiness.

Yellow Kite

Fight

Hazel Gale
Authors:
Hazel Gale
Hodder & Stoughton

The Making of a Secret Agent

Roderick Bailey
Authors:
Roderick Bailey

How do you set about training a secret agent? What kind of people were recruited and trained to kill and sabotage so they could be dropped into Nazi occupied territory in World War Two? And what happened to them after their active service was over?The Special Operations Executive (SOE) was a clandestine Allied organisation set up by Winston Churchill in the Second World War to carry out sabotage and encourage resistance behind enemy lines in Europe, the Balkans and the Far East. Warfare of this type was unconventional, solitary and dangerous. By the end of the war, the SOE had recruited and trained more than 9,000 operatives - men and women of multiple nationalities - who were expected to endure, for prolonged periods, conditions of extreme physical and psychological difficulty and threat, where the consequences of failure could be catastrophic.Drawing on pioneering research, sponsored by the Wellcome Trust, among previously untapped sources, ranging from declassified SOE files to psychiatric records and interviews with survivors, The Making of a Secret Agent reveals how the SOE addressed the impact of the psychological stresses to which its operatives were exposed. It unearths the processes by which candidates were selected for clandestine operations, including the contributions of professional psychologists and psychiatrists and the application of pioneering methods of testing and assessment.Through vivid personal testimony of the agents and those who worked with them, this book illuminates the degree to which those processes were effective in identifying people capable of coping and working well in the field. And it reveals for the first time the support forthcoming for SOE operatives who returned from their harrowing missions in enemy territory.

Hodder & Stoughton

Growing Pains

Dr Mike Shooter
Authors:
Dr Mike Shooter
Yellow Kite

Light Your Life

Karl Ryberg
Authors:
Karl Ryberg
Teach Yourself

Emotional Sensitivity and Intensity

Imi Lo
Authors:
Imi Lo

Do you see, feel, notice and remember more than others?Do people describe you as emotionally intense or oversensitive? Do your emotions soar high and plunge so quickly that you feel you can't keep up? This book is for you. Learn how to cope with intense feelings, and discover how to use your sensitivity, empathy and intelligence to live a meaningful and fulfilling life.Understand Emotional Sensitivity and Intensity will give you in-depth information about this trait, as well as practical exercises and strategies to help with your daily struggles.It will help you come to new ways of thinking about your past, thrive in your current life, and create exciting possibilities for the future. Written in a friendly and compassionate tone, the chapters will answer questions raised by many emotionally intense individuals:Is there something wrong with me? How does this trait explain my life experiences so far? What can I do right now to better my life and to fulfil my potential? You will learn to:- Understand what it means to live with emotional sensitivity and intense feelings- Debunk the myths and stereotypes about this trait - Let go of old emotional baggage and limiting mindsets- Develop real resilience and find peace within life's ups and downs- Navigate challenging social and family situations - Build healthy and fulfilling intimate relationships- Find your unique calling and liberate your creative potential

Teach Yourself

CBT Good Habit Journal

Christine Wilding, Gill Hasson
Authors:
Christine Wilding, Gill Hasson

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is now hugely popular as a self-help technique that has helped millions of people in the UK alone, and as an NHS-funded treatment for illnesses like depression. It is recommended by healthcare professionals for the treatment of issues from anxiety and eating disorders to stress and anger management.This fun and interactive journal combines practical learning-focused actions with interactive features which will help develop good habits, build confidence and apply CBT in your day-to-day life. Encouraging you to participate in the learning process and measure your progress, you can advance through the book in a linear or non-linear fashion, completing activities in their own time and having fun all the way.Journaling is a wonderful way to clarify your thoughts and feelings and get to know yourself better. It can help to reduce stress, solve problems more effectively, resolve disagreements with others and gain perspective. Most importantly, it is a great way to develop good habits through incremental learning and self-discovery.ABOUT THE SERIESPeople have been learning with Teach Yourself since 1938. With a vast range of practical, how-to guides covering language learning, lifestyle, hobbies, business, psychology and self-help, there's a Teach Yourself book for whatever you want to do. Join more than 60 million people who have reached their goals with Teach Yourself, and never stop learning.

Hodder & Stoughton

The Heart is a Noisy Room

Ron Boyd-MacMillan
Authors:
Ron Boyd-MacMillan
Yellow Kite

When to Jump

Mike Lewis
Authors:
Mike Lewis
Two Roads

Leap Year

Helen Russell
Authors:
Helen Russell

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE YEAR OF LIVING DANISHLY - How to make big decisions, be more resilient, and change your life for good. Having spent the last few years in Denmark uncovering the secrets of the happiest country in the world, Helen Russell knows it's time to move back to the UK. She thinks. Maybe. Or maybe that's a terrible idea?Like many of us, she suffers from chronic indecision and a fear of change. So she decides to give herself a year for an experiment: to overhaul every area of her life, learn how to embrace change, and become a lean, mean decision-making machine. From how to cope with changing work lives and evolving relationships, to how we feel about our bodies, money and well-being, Helen investigates the benefits of new beginnings, the secrets of decisive people and what makes changes last - and uncovers the practical life lessons we can all use thrive when change is afoot - and inject some freshness and magic if it's not.

Coronet

Get Fit, Get Happy

Harry Judd
Authors:
Harry Judd
Yellow Kite

Kilted Yoga

Finlay Wilson
Authors:
Finlay Wilson
Teach Yourself

The Self-Esteem Workbook

Judy Bartkowiak
Authors:
Judy Bartkowiak
Teach Yourself

The CBT Workbook

Stephanie Fitzgerald
Authors:
Stephanie Fitzgerald

The practical way to the best results.Do you want to find out how CBT can help you achieve your goals? Do you want to challenge and change your negative thoughts? Do you want to free yourself from depression, anxiety and low moods and embrace a happier way of life? This new Teach Yourself Workbook doesn't just tell you how to use CBT to improve your life. It accompanies you every step of the way, with diagnostic tools, goal-setting charts, practical exercises, and many more features ideal for people who want a more active style of learning. The book helps you set specific goals to improve on; as you progress, you will be able to keep checking your progress against these goals. Specially created exercises will help you boost your skills and communication so that you can reach your potential in any situation.

Yellow Kite

The State Of Affairs

Esther Perel
Authors:
Esther Perel
Hodder & Stoughton

Unshakeable Trust

Joyce Meyer
Authors:
Joyce Meyer

Coronet

Beta: Quiet Girls Can Run the World

Rebecca Holman
Authors:
Rebecca Holman
John Murray Learning

How To Be Successful By Being Yourself

David Taylor
Authors:
David Taylor

No matter what your background, your education, your hopes and dreams, everything you need, to achieve anything you want, you already have within you. This book will help you see the possibilities around you and re-programme your mental software to overcome your fears, doubts, worries and limiting beliefs. Yes, do yoga, tai chi and meditation - this book will have a bigger impact, faster and cheaper.Discover:- How to make your success a choice, not a chance- Know exactly why you do what you do- How to be relaxed, centred and at peace - anytime, anywhere- Never again worry what other people think about you (while being very popular!)- How to make peace with your father or mother, whether they are alive, or notAnd...- The nine words that will change your life forever.'Your life will change just by reading it' Andy Cope, international author & speaker

Teach Yourself

Freud: The Key Ideas

Ruth Snowden
Authors:
Ruth Snowden

Is this the right book for me?Gain a solid understanding of the main conceptsReading the complete works of Sigmund Freud would take more time than most of us have to spare. Freud - the Key Ideas condenses all the information you need about the life and work of the great man into one book. With clear explanations and examples drawn from Freud's own cases you will soon have a solid understanding of the main concepts, from psychosexual development to dream analysis. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.