The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

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If you are a friend or family member of mine, it’s highly likely that I have already talked your ear off about The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin! I’ve probably made you take her quiz too! I’m a little obsessed. Gretchen Rubin is a researcher who studies happiness and habits and creator of the Four Tendencies framework. It is absolutely fascinating to me! I love learning about why people do the things they do.

The Four Tendencies

She breaks people’s personalities into four different types:

  1. The Upholder – they always do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do. They get annoyed with people that can’t keep themselves accountable and can sometimes be too rigid in their ways. They have no problem meeting inner and outer expectations.
  2. The Obliger – this is the most common tendency. Obligers can be accountable to others but not to themselves. If someone is meeting them at the gym, for instance, they will show up because of the other person’s expectation of them. If they told themselves they wanted to go to the gym on their own, they might be less likely to go.
  3. The Questioner – pretty self explanatory :) They question everything and the why behind doing things.
  4. The Rebel – “You can’t make me do it, and neither can I.” The least common tendency. Rebels do everything from a deep sense of self. They work hard, etc. because that’s the kind of person they are. They like to be bound as little as possible and wake up every morning thinking, “What do I want to do today?” When someone tells them to do something, they often want to do the exact opposite.

Take the Quiz

To see which tendency you are, take Gretchen’s quiz here.

I am a REBEL! So is my mom, dad, and sister. My brother is the lone QUESTIONER in the family. I’m married to an OBLIGER which is who us Rebels are most compatible with.

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LG Twin Wash at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.LG TwinWash Washers and dryers laundry Family Kara in the Best BuyWith LG’s TwinWash system, you have everything you could ever want!

LG TwinWash at Best Buy

The LG TwinWash system has a large front loader with a small washer in the pedestal. What a genius use of space! I love that you can wash something in the small pedestal washer at the same time as the front loader up top! These were definitely designed with active, busy families in mind. I’m not surprised that LG washers and dryers are chosen over other brands by most consumers!

We are in the stage of parenting where potty training is right around the corner for our youngest. I can’t tell you how handy the LG SideKick pedestal washer would have been during the potty training years with Ada & Lola! When those accidents happen, being able to throw the wet clothes into the wash immediately without wasting water would be a lifesaver. I also think using it for our workout clothes right after a sweaty workout would be perfect! No more sitting in the hamper (gross) until I get to them.

Electric and gas options

Our house was built in 1965 and is predominately electric. It was all the rage back the! We had a seal on the doorbell that said, “Happy families run on electricity” or something like that.

Our washer and dryer are electric and came with the house, so who knows how old they are! They’re noisy and I can’t wait for the day that we can get a new LG washer and dryer. My mom was over the other night while I was washing a small area rug and we heard all of this noise and ruckus coming from the laundry room! She asked what it was and I said, “Oh probably just my husband banging around in the garage.” Turns out my husband was outside and it was the washer rattling around with the rug in it! Like I said, I can’t wait until we can get a new LG laundry system in there! One home project at a time :)  

Check out LG’s incredible products here and remember that through April 25th you can get up to $500 off a LG laundry solution for your home!

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