Today on Two Booked Up, Shelley and Rowena are concluding the conversation sparked by Gretchen Rubin’s book, The Four Tendencies. We’ve had great conversations about how knowing your tendency — whether you’re an Upholder, Obliger, Questioner, or Rebel — can help you in both your personal and professional life.
One of the main themes that’s come through for us is the importance of knowing yourself. But sometimes getting to know yourself can be difficult! So today, we’re going to be extending the conversation a bit wider and talking about some of the other tools and methods we’ve used to get to know ourselves better.
When people grow in their self-knowledge, they’re more productive, more confident, and happier in their careers and relationships.
So, after the episode, go on and take yourself out on a date -- seriously! -- and get to know yourself better by using one or more of the methods we talk about on the show.
[02:03] Gretchen Rubin's either-or categories for getting to know your preferences
[05:54] Finding out your Character Strengths
[08:31] How The Four Tendencies can help in getting to know yourself
[12:32] Becoming a student of yourself
[13:54] Guided Journaling
[14:38] Bullet Journaling
[16:17] Learning through parenting
[18:13] A mindset of experimentation
[22:14] Introvert vs. Extrovert (plus four other traits from the Big Five Trait Factor Theory)
[28:02] Astrology and Human Design
[30:33] Myers-Briggs and Enneagram
[33:33] What we're reading at the moment
Rowena is reading From Strength to Strength by Arthur C. Brookes.
Shelley is reading Think Again by Adam Grant.
Gretchen Rubin’s article, Setting New Year's Resolutions that are right for YOU.
VIA Strengths Institute — take the free assessment to find out your signature strengths.
Get your free daily journal prompts from Rowena.
Shelley's article on why a mindset of experimentation is great for your small business.
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