Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Happiness Project: Four Personality Types: Which One Are You?

It's no Meyers-Briggs, but it's interesting.
Cover of "The Happiness Project: Or, Why ...
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In January of 2013, Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project wrote this assay on four types of personalities:
Upholder—accepts rules, whether from outside or inside. An upholder meets deadlines, follows doctor’s order, keeps a New Year’s resolution. I am an Upholder, 100%.
Questioner—questions rules and accepts them only if they make sense. They may choose to follow rules, or not, according to their judgment.
Rebel—flouts rules, from outside or inside. They resist control. Give a rebel a rule, and the rebel will want to do the very opposite thing.
Obliger—accepts outside rules, but doesn’t like to adopt self-imposed rules.
I think I'm an Obliger -- even my internal rules are set up so I trick myself into thinking they're external. I printed out a chart for my New Year's resolution. I pretend people are actually reading this blog.  I always joke that if I ever go into business for myself, I'll need to hire someone to act like my boss.

Which are you?

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