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@Read Epub õ Surrounded by Idiots: How to Understand Those Who Cannot Be Understood ⚣ Do you ever look around you and 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 Do you ever get the feeling you re surrounded by idiots You are not alone Swedish behavioural scientist and runaway bestselling author Thomas Erikson is here to help, and will inform and entertain you in equal measure Available in English for the first time, Surrounded by Idiots, presents his simple model based on four personality types Red, Blue, Green and Yellow When you understand the psychology of each you can adapt your communication style to handle anyone easily and get the best out of the people you have to deal with be it at work, in public or at homeThomas Erikson guarantees that after reading this book the number of idiots around you will be drastically reduced and you will have a better understanding of everyone around you With a bit of luck you can also be confident that the idiot out there is not you It was a very interesting read I enjoyed the fact that I could see myself in the different colors I definitely recommend this one I received this book as a christmas present, otherwise I would never have accepted it into my home At first, I thought that even if it didn t present anything new, at least it could end up being an interesting read It was not.Judging by the tone of the writing, the author genuinely believes that he has revolutionized workplace psychology by rehashing four temperament ensemble theories of human behavior into an unappetizing slurry of self aggrandizing word casserole Every little paragraph is f I received this book as a christmas present, otherwise I would never have accepted it into my home At first, I thought that even if it didn t present anything new, at least it could end up being an interesting read It was not.Judging by the tone of the writing, the author genuinely believes that he has revolutionized workplace psychology by rehashing four temperament ensemble theories of human behavior into an unappetizing slurry of self aggrandizing word casserole Every little paragraph is frustratingly presented as some sort of divine insight into how humans truly work, peppered with various anecdotes very obviously constructed to strengthen the point the author is presenting That point being, there are four types of humans at any given workplace, and this is how you handle them There is no room given for, you know, actual human nature or the complexities of personality and relationships The author would have the reader believe that we are all just, on a basic level, different configurations of traits that can be handled easily by following certain steps and most importantly, that you will be a successful human being if you take this all to heart and master it.The author promises that the reader will have learned something new by the time they have finished reading All I picked up was that these days, it s really easy to hawk an idea and have a book published if you re a skilled salesperson who loves the sound of your own voice.Don t mistake this author for an authority He is a salesperson selling you a repackaged idea If you are in need of ways to improve workplace relationships, I would suggest you speak with someone actually qualified on the topic First of all I would like to address some issues other reviewers had mentionedThis author thinks he discovered some brand new theory, when it s only choleric, melancholic, sanguine and phlegmatic once againthis is VERY not true Author actually mentions Hippocrates and his theory multiple times And yes, this book is all about four temperaments theory, just portrayed as colors, which in my opinion wasapealing to reader s imagination in author s mindBook describes 4 types ofFirst of all I would like to address some issues other reviewers had mentionedThis author thinks he discovered some brand new theory, when it s only choleric, melancholic, sanguine and phlegmatic once againthis is VERY not true Author actually mentions Hippocrates and his theory multiple times And yes, this book is all about four temperaments theory, just portrayed as colors, which in my opinion wasapealing to reader s imagination in author s mindBook describes 4 types of people as only possibilities that exist, a person cannot be simply put in any of these groupsthis opinion could only be written by someone who did not actually read the book itself Author gives multiple examples of people being dual colors, or having different elements of multiple colors in their personalities 4 types areabout groups of features that every person is made of , and they can be mixed in many different ways.Now, having that out of the way, I can say that I had a few good laughs seeing different people that I know in colors descriptions Stories from real life that author puts here and there are indeed very made up, but they are only serving certain points, so I guess they can be taken as metaphors There is nothing very new to the characteristics of 4 colors, since it s based entirely on Hippocrates Author mentiones multiple ways to DEAL WITH them though, which I ve never read anywhere before Author has his own way of mentioning I am a proffesional , I ve worked in this field for 20 years now , I give lectures and speeches on that topic and other show offy bits almost every chapter, which might become irritating for some readers.I would not recommend this book to anyone who had already read a lot of books on personalities types topic It won t bring you anything new To everybody else give it a go It has some useful and funny bits Childishly written, as if speaking to toddlers Based on no science but the writer s own opinions.So in brief Utter garbage.