It was so fun to get the chance to catch up with the brilliant @melissa_hartwig. She has a terrific new book, “The Whole30 Slow Cooker.”
39 19126:54 PM Oct 11, 2018
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492 16535:18 PM Oct 10, 2018
I love seeing the #FourTendencies framework out in the world. Knowing this, many thoughtful readers and listeners send me examples of Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels that they spot in books, movies, and TV shows. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
One reader wrote me this analysis of the hit TV show Seinfeld. I realize that I don’t know Seinfeld very well—not the way that I know The Office, Parks and Recreation, or Brooklyn 99, for instance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So I can’t form my own judgment—what do you think? Is this accurate?
Elaine - the Questioner - she always wants to know why and whether to do something. Example: Is the guy sponge-worthy?
Kramer – obviously the Rebel - won't do something if there are expectations of him doing something.
George - Obliger - really cares about external expectations.
Jerry - Upholder - will do what he sets out to do whether he set that goal or a club that booked him/his friends set that goal.
Now I have an excuse to binge-watch nine seasons of Seinfeld. Don't know your Tendency? Visit quiz.gretchenrubin.com or click the link in my profile.
62 8176:33 PM Oct 8, 2018
Barnaby just spent a long time running around Central Park, and apparently he’s too tired to move anything except his tail. That’s enough! #dogsofinstagram
66 24949:32 PM Oct 5, 2018
The florist shop near my apartment is getting into the Halloween spirit.