Episode 50: Personality Blueprint Part 1, Gretchen Rubin’s 4 Tendencies

I have always been a personality geek– at least since being an adult and taking psychology classes in college. So it was surprising to me when I realized that not everyone is into these frameworks, and many people who are interested in learning more about themselves have never taken the time to delve into them.

This started out as simply something that sounded fun to me. What if I walked someone else through some of the personality frameworks I have learned about, and that have helped me?

So I offered it to a couple of my past clients. These are ladies I worked with for a full year and still have a friendship with. I thought it would be fun and useful to them as well. It was just an experiment, so I offered as a free service.

Their impressions blew me away. They both told me how much it has helped them and changed the way they think of themselves. Even after an entire year of coaching with me!

And I started seeing how it could have really supported my coaching with them, if I had known these details from the beginning. Basically, it would help me understand how to approach coaching, and have a better context of what might be worth doing the mindset work around, and what might not.

I call it the Personality Blueprint. And it helps you learn about how you are wired by default. (This is totally up for debate, as personality is shaped by life experiences too.)

We dive into 6 personality tools to help us better understand ourselves:

  1. Gretchen Rubin’s 4 Tendencies (that’s what I discuss in today’s episode)
  2. Meyer’s Briggs Type Indicator
  3. Enneagram
  4. Top 5 CliftonStrengths
  5. Values Discovery
  6. Find Your Why Exercise (by Simon Sinek)

We use what we learn to create a blueprint for you navigating real life; a way for you to “stack your circumstances” as much as possible to make life easier and more joyful for yourself.

In Part 1, I explain Gretchen Rubin’s 4 Tendencies framework. Some links you may want to explore:

You can take the quiz here: https://quiz.gretchenrubin.com
The Venn diagram is here: https://images.app.goo.gl/vZy6GQ2HCa719px9A
Upholder explained: https://quiz.gretchenrubin.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/08/Upholder-Report.pdf
Obliger explained: https://quiz.gretchenrubin.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/08/Obliger-Report.pdf
Rebel explained: https://quiz.gretchenrubin.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2021/06/Rebel-Report.pdf
Questioner explained: https://quiz.gretchenrubin.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/08/Questioner-Report.pdf

I would love to know: have you heard about the 4 tendencies before? Do you find them useful? What tendency are you? Do you have any questions? Feel free to connect with me on Instagram or set up a free session to talk about your results and how you can use them in your life! Coming in 2022 will be an 8-week Personality Blueprint coaching package. Stay tuned if that is interesting to you.

Enjoy!
Denita