The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too)

by Gretchen Rubin. Harmony Books, 2017.

This book analyzes four personality types as they relate to why individuals act and why they don't.


appendix with links to additional resources, including an assessment, study guide, and blog posts

Best For

Christian and Jewish clergy, lay leaders, seminarians


purchase as book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Start conversations among congregation leaders about how to better motivate themselves and others.
  • Identify how individuals respond to expectations of themselves and others by reading about the four personality types outlined in the book.

About the Contributor

Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming was a contract resource consultant for the Center for Congregations. Her consulting practice includes congregation-based Permaculture Design and equipping congregations for creation care.

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