Surrounded by Idiots

Surrounded by Idiots
Author : Thomas Erikson
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2019-07-30
ISBN 10 : 9781473563063
ISBN 13 : 1473563062
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surrounded by Idiots Book Description:

Do you ever think you're the only one making any sense? Or tried to reason with your partner with disastrous results? Do long, rambling answers drive you crazy? Or does your colleague's abrasive manner get your back up? You are not alone. After a disastrous meeting with a highly successful entrepreneur, who was genuinely convinced he was 'surrounded by idiots', communication expert and bestselling author, Thomas Erikson dedicated himself to understanding how people function and why we often struggle to connect with certain types of people. Originally published in Swedish in 2014 as Omgiven Av Idioter, Erikson's Surrounded by Idiots is already an international phenomenon, selling over 1.5 million copies worldwide, of which over 750,000 copies have been sold in Sweden alone. It offers a simple, yet ground-breaking method for assessing the personalities of people we communicate with - in and out of the office - based on four personality types (Red, Blue, Green and Yellow), and provides insights into how we can adjust the way(s) we speak and share information. Erikson will help you understand yourself better, hone communication and social skills, handle conflict with confidence, improve dynamics with your boss and team, and get the best out of the people you deal with and manage. He also shares simple tricks on body language, improving written communication and advice on when to back away or when to push on, and when to speak up or indeed shut up. Packed with 'aha!' and 'oh no!' moments, Surrounded by Idiots will help you understand and influence those around you, even people you currently think are beyond all comprehension. And with a bit of luck you can also be confident that the idiot out there isn't you!

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Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Learn about the four main personality types and how to communicate effectively with each of them. Surrounded by Idiots (2014) pierces through the confusion that often characterizes our daily lives and seeks to answer the question we’re always asking-- “What were they thinking?? Are they just stupid?” Backing up an exploration of human behavior with proven psychological research, Erikson takes us on a journey through the four main personality types you’ll encounter and how this impacts human behavior. Once you understand the psychology behind it, Erikson posits that you’ll be able to communicate more effectively and avoid frustration.

Surrounded by Setbacks

Surrounded by Setbacks
Author : Thomas Erikson
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2021-10-05
ISBN 10 : 9781473591516
ISBN 13 : 1473591511
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surrounded by Setbacks Book Description:

How to handle everything (and everyone) around you when all hell breaks loose, from the international bestselling author of Surrounded by Idiots. Not everything goes the way we want it to - the world or people around us sometimes just spin out of control. Just consider the Covid pandemic for starters. Or how about that mad neighbour you have living next-door to you? Or when work seems to be going down the toilet when the competition keep outsmarting you? So how do you handle everything life throws your way when you'd really prefer to tell everyone to get stuffed? Thomas Erikson will help you turn adversity into success with the help of the behavioural model made famous in Surrounded by Idiots. Starting by reminding us that life is as it is, Erikson helps you see that it is in fact useless to try to control everything happening around you. Instead of protesting when life throws you curveballs, focus instead on how to handle them. Just as you keep the weeds away from the garden to provide space and amazing flowers, you need to find an approach to adversity that works for you and will give you the chance to turn everything into success. Surrounded by Setbacks will help you pinpoint the approach that works for you and will entertain and empower you in equal measure.

Surrounded by Setbacks

Surrounded by Setbacks
Author : Thomas Erikson
Publisher : St. Martin's Essentials
Total Pages : 306
Release : 2021-11-02
ISBN 10 : 9781250789525
ISBN 13 : 1250789524
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surrounded by Setbacks Book Description:

Part of the bestselling Surrounded by Idiots series! In Surrounded by Setbacks, internationally bestselling author Thomas Erikson turns his attention to a universal problem: what to do when things go wrong. Too often it seems like our dreams and ambitions—whether it’s finally getting that corner office, lacing up your running shoes again, or building a flourishing relationship with your partner—are derailed by one roadblock or another. So how do we learn to take setbacks in stride and still achieve our goals? In Surrounded by Setbacks, Erikson answers that question. Using simple, actionable steps, Erikson helps readers identify the “why” behind their goal, create a concrete plan towards achieving it, and—most importantly—avoid many of the most common pitfalls that derail us when we attempt something new. The simple 4-color behavior system that made Surrounded by Idiots revolutionary now helps readers reflect on how they respond to adversity, giving them the self-awareness to negotiate the inevitable obstacles of life with confidence.

Help I m Surrounded by Idiots

Help  I m Surrounded by Idiots
Author : Tom E. Jones
Publisher : Worx Pub
Total Pages : 131
Release : 2004
ISBN 10 : 0964908034
ISBN 13 : 9780964908031
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Surrounded by Idiots

Surrounded by Idiots
Author : B. T. Goodwin
Publisher :
Total Pages : 105
Release : 2020-11-11
ISBN 10 : 9798563431577
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surrounded by Idiots Book Description:

Do you feel like you are surrounded by idiots that just do not get you? Do you feel like your friends, loved ones, or family go behind your back and apologize for you? At work, do people avoid you? Does your inbox get filled with passive-aggressive emails? In meetings, do you interrupt the speaker to put them on the right track? If you answered yes to even one of those questions above, it may be time to consider you are the problem and not those around you. Learn how to talk to anyone in the workplace, your children, partners, friends, and those people you may encounter throughout your day. Stop being the problem and mend fences, build a strong workforce, have better relationships, and become the leader you were meant to be. Let this book help you change your life for the better as you learn how to communicate on all levels.

Humorous Wit

Humorous Wit
Author : Djamel Ouis
Publisher : Paragon Publishing
Total Pages : 872
Release : 2020-01-17
ISBN 10 : 9781782225829
ISBN 13 : 178222582X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humorous Wit Book Description:

Humorous Wit is a new compilation of quotations in their most humoristic form. There are over 15,000 of these taken from various parts of the world, with over 1,200 of them translated into English for the first time. This book features 5,000 authors from every corner of the globe, covering a period starting before classical antiquity, when man first started to record his thoughts, to modern times, enriching the cultural heritage. This does not in any way mean that the caveman was less humorous, but the richness of the environment we live in today and the variety of subject matter contribute considerably to a refined sense of humour. Moreover, considering that chimps and other primates also possess the ability to laugh, humour may have been around longer than the human race : )

Surrounded by Psychopaths

Surrounded by Psychopaths
Author : Thomas Erikson
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2020-10-06
ISBN 10 : 9781473580756
ISBN 13 : 1473580757
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surrounded by Psychopaths Book Description:

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Surrounded by Idiots. Some people are exceptionally manipulative. They can convince anyone about anything and lure them with their charm. They enjoy controlling others and will do anything to get what they want. Sound familiar? The bad news is that you can’t really escape them. But here comes the good news: you can beat them at their own game. After going through the highs and lows of different personality types (Red, Blue, Green and Yellow) in his international bestseller Surrounded by Idiots, Swedish behavioural expert Thomas Erikson will now show you how your weaknesses and personality traits can be exploited by other people and how you can stop them in their tracks. By learning more about your personality type and how you work, you’ll be able to see through any psychopath's manipulative behaviours and fend off their attempts to wreak havoc into your life. Witty, engaging and informative, this book will give you everything you need to handle life’s most skilled manipulators and identify the psychopaths in your life... before it’s too late!

Surrounded by Psychopaths

Surrounded by Psychopaths
Author : Thomas Erikson
Publisher : St. Martin's Essentials
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2020-10-06
ISBN 10 : 1250763886
ISBN 13 : 9781250763884
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surrounded by Psychopaths Book Description:

#1 internationally bestselling author Thomas Erikson shows readers how to identify and avoid the psychopaths around them. Charming, charismatic, and delightful or manipulative, self-serving, and cunning? Psychopaths are both and that’s exactly what makes them dangerous. Bestselling author of the international phenomenon Surrounded by Idiots, Thomas Erikson reveals how to identify the psychopaths in your life and combat their efforts to control and manipulate. Using the same simple four-color system of behavior classification that made Surrounded by Idiots so popular, Surrounded by Psychopaths teaches readers how to deal with psychopaths in their lives by becoming aware of their own behavior and their weaknesses. Vivid example stories illustrate ways that psychopaths can take advantage of various behavior types, helping readers identify their own weaknesses and be proactive about protecting themselves. Erikson outlines some of the most common forms of manipulation used by psychopaths—and others—to influence those around them. Since manipulation can often be a feature of ordinary, non-psychopathic relationships, the book also includes practical methods and techniques to help readers confront controlling people and rehabilitate negative relationships into mutually respectful ones. By understanding your behavior as well as the tendencies and strategies of psychopaths, Surrounded by Psychopaths will teach you to protect yourself from manipulative influence in your workplace, social life, and family.

Surrounded by Bad Bosses And Lazy Employees

Surrounded by Bad Bosses  And Lazy Employees
Author : Thomas Erikson
Publisher : St. Martin's Essentials
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2021-08-17
ISBN 10 : 9781250763914
ISBN 13 : 1250763916
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surrounded by Bad Bosses And Lazy Employees Book Description:

Internationally bestselling author Thomas Erikson has helped changed how the world thinks about behavior using a simple 4-color behavior analysis system. In Surrounded by Bad Bosses he applies that same system to revolutionize the workplace. Everyone has had a bad boss. You might have one right now. You might even be one. Bad bosses are a fact of the workplace, whether they’re short-tempered, unclear about expectations, or too disorganized to manage so much as a stapler. But how do you not only survive a difficult boss, but help your career thrive despite them? By identifying your boss’s behavior profile you’ll be better able to interact with them no matter what the situation. Erikson offers example stories and concrete steps to help you thrive in any work situation. Of course, much as we love to blame our bosses, sometimes management isn’t the problem at all. For every bad boss there is also a lazy employee, so Erikson also looks at the issue from a completely different perspective—employees themselves— and explores why some colleagues frequently underachieve, and what you can do to change this if you're the boss. Written with Erikson's signature humor and warmth, Surrounded by Bad Bosses (And Lazy Employees) will help you deal with the most hopeless managers and employees you can imagine—and keep you entertained along the way.