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November 6, 2016 | 0 comments

Better Than BeforeWhich Personality Type are You?

I am a total book nerd. When I was a kid, reading was my favourite activity.  I even used to keep track of how many pages I read (maybe I shouldn’t admit that!). I recently finished reading Gretchen Rubin’s book, “Better than Before”, and I absolutely loved it! She studied what drives and discourages people from changing their habits. She states that while there is overlap, most people are dominant in one of four personality traits.

Here are her 4 Personality Types:

• Upholder: an upholder is more internally motivated, likes rules, and meets deadlines. They won’t feel comfortable crossing the street unless the light is green.  Hello me:) 

• Questioner: this type of person questions rules and only accepts them if they make sense. They may cross the road on a red light if there are no cars coming and they think it is safe.

• Rebels: these people hate rules. If you tell them to do something, they will do the exact opposite. The rebel will run across the busy road on a red light and dodge the cars.

• Obliger: an obliger is more externally motivated. They do not follow self-imposed rules as easily, but do things because they don’t want to let other people down. The obliger will not cross on a red light because they want to set a good example for others

According to Gretchen, Questioners and Obligers make up the majority of the population. Upholders are the smallest percentage of the population. I am very much an Upholder, so that was really surprising to me…I  didn’t think that my way of looking at the world wasn’t common. 

I love this information because it helps me to better understand myself so that I can set myself up for success when trying to change habits. It also helps me to related better to my patients and loved ones. My husband is very much a Questioner…so now I understand why he has to ask lots of questions instead of just doing something I said that’s the way it should be done:)

There are still a few spots left for my test group my new program, “Your Best Life”. I am so excited to share what I have put together to help people set themselves up for success to reach their goals. Click here if you would like to join!



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