Portrait of Ron Lieber

Ron Lieber:


Ron Lieber is the Your Money columnist for the New York Times and author of The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money, which was an instant hit on both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller lists.

Interview: A Conversation with Ron Lieber

In this video interview, he talks with Gretchen Rubin about her Four Tendencies personality framework and how he has harnessed his own Obliger Tendency.

I thought there was great honor in doing journalism that was in direct service to people.

Ron Lieber

About Obligers

For Obligers, outer accountability is essential to achieving their aims. For more information about the Obliger Tendency and the Four Tendencies personality framework:

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Tips and tricks for getting more done (especially, if you’re an Obliger)

More About the Four Tendencies

The Four Tendencies is a personality framework developed by Gretchen Rubin that reveals how we respond to inner and outer expectations. Learn more about yourself and others with our collection of resources.

Gretchen holding The Four Tendencies book

Explore the Collection

Watch interviews with every Tendency and learn more about the Four Tendencies framework.

The Four Tendencies circle

Find Out Your Tendency

Find out whether you’re an Obliger, Questioner, Upholder, or Rebel.​