Surrounded by Idiots: Book Review

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Have you ever wondered why some people don’t (at least in your mind), make any sense?

Have you ever tried to ‘lead a horse to water,’ but it hardly ever works out the way you want it to?

Do your attempts to ‘get everyone on the same page’ constantly backfire?

Haven’t we all gone on long enough to not have to second guess why people act in a certain way?

Well, welcome to the Club with millions of members!

Communication expert and bestselling author, Thomas Erikson, has dedicated himself to understanding how people function and why we often struggle to connect with certain types of people.

Surrounded by Idiots provides 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 we speak and share information.

If this concept sounds appealing, and you are open to holding up a mirror to the way you think, 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, advice on when to back away or when to push on, and when to speak up or shut up. This is a book I wish I had read 30 years ago!

Surrounded by Idiots will help you understand and communicate with those around you, even people you currently think are beyond all comprehension (does someone spring to mind?).

Another benefit to reading this book is you can be more confident that the idiot out there isn’t you, despite any unsolicited feedback or self-criticism.

You can get this book from most online sellers for round about $20. But I think it is worth a lot more.

After all, what is the price of stupidity?

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