Everyone faces outer expectations(meet work deadlines, answer a request from a friend) and inner expectations (keep a New Year’s resolution, start meditating). Our response to expectations determines whether we’re an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel.
Gretchen Rubin’s offers a test to help you gain self-knowledge about certain aspects of your behavior and choices. Using his framework you can make better decisions, meet deadlines, suffer less stress, and engage more effectively with other people.
These Four Tendencies explain why we act - and why we don’t act.