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"Know Yourself Better" List

This is a collection of all the "Know Yourself Better" questions from the podcast.  A “Know Yourself Better” question is designed to help you understand how you tick. Take a step back and ask yourself these questions, really think about the answers and you may be surprised but you'll definitely "Know Yourself Better" afterward.

All the "Know Yourself Better" information on this page belongs to Gretchen Rubin and her podcast, this is simply a curated list of these questions to use in my week/daily planning. I love this podcast and strongly suggest that you subscribe and listen for more information on the "Know Yourself Better" questions. This page is still being built!


  1. Are you a satisficer or a maximizer? To read more about this distinction, check out Barry Schwartz's book, The Paradox of Choice.
  2. Are you an "abstainer" or a "moderator" when it comes to resisting a strong temptation? Not sure? Take this quiz.
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  4. Are you a Marathoner or a Sprinter, when working?
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  6. Ask yourself the uncomfortable question, "Whom do I envy?"
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  8. What did you do for fun when you were ten years old? It’s a clue to what you’d enjoy now, for work or for leisure.
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  11. Are you a simplicity-lover or an abundance-lover?
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  13. Better Than Before Habit Strategy: This is the "Four Tendencies" Framework, which tells you whether you're an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel. Take this Quiz
  14. Use the "Strategy of Distinctions" to figure out the habits that will work for you
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  147. What is harder for you to do: say the word "no," or hear the word "no?"
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  151. What's your one-word or one-phrase theme for the year? This exercise helps you discern your most important aims for yourself.
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