Leanna, Lynn, and I met Esther this morning for a 7 mile run and discussion of our very first book, Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin. Esther did not know we were reading the book, but we quickly summarized the introduction and chapter one for her.
Then we began talking about what we had read. Chapter one describes the Four Tendencies regarding habit-keeping. I know there are various quizzes and assessments available to determine one's personality, but this one is geared to how or why you keep habits in your life. The four tendencies are:
You can click here to take the quiz to determine which tendency fits you. We all talked about which one we thought we were and why.
I am mostly an upholder, but I have a little bit of a rebel tendency every now and then. Not a rebel in the sense of breaking rules or engaging in sinful behavior, but rebelling against something that is ok, but not my idea. I can be bossy (surprise!), and I don't take commands very well…..but for the most part, I am an upholder. But here is another twist. While I am almost always compliant with both outer and inner expectations (goals that people know or don't know about), I am careful to set goals that I feel I can achieve…..so I can be an upholder! What a cycle.
So if you so desire and have the time, take the quiz. Leave me a comment and tell me which tendency you are. And if you are surprised that I consider myself an upholder. :)