How do you get people – including yourself – to do what you want?! Meeting expectations or changing habits is hard – whether it’s New Year’s resolutions or deadlines at work. But, as bestselling author Gretchen Rubin explains, it’s a lot easier if you know which of four main ‘tendencies’ you have. Once you know your tendency (or that of those you manage or co-habit with!) it’s much easier to make change possible.
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Speaker: Gretchen Rubin
Animation: Jac Clinch
Intro and outro sting: Cabeza Patata
RSA Producer: Abi Stephenson
This animation shines a light on those quirks of our psychology that make it hard to change our (and other people’s!) behaviour. Bestselling author Gretchen Rubin explains the four personality ‘tendencies’ and their respective strengths and weaknesses.
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