Surrounded by idiots


Some seriously state that they're surrounded by idiots. Some, funnily enough, state this more often than others. And certainly we could find many different types of problem to get along. Some examples you might recognize; have you ever tried to reason with your partner and nothing went as planned or expected? Or have you left a meeting in confusion with the feeling that you truly did not understand a single person in the room. And worst of all, some people never seem to understand what you are saying, no matter how clear you express yourself.

How to understand those that cant be understood.

An established method to come to an understanding about others is to first understand yourself. The definition of social competence is the ability to understand and foresee your own behaviors impact on the behavior of others. If this is true, the solution is all about self-insight. But to be honest - who has the time and makes the effort for profound psychological studies to get to know oneself? Going to therapy is in addition insanely expensive, and a fairly unreliable method.

Now there is a readable solution here in the book ”Surrounded by Idiots” . The author Thomas Erikson describes one of the worlds most used methods to sort out the differences in human communication. It is a method coming from the famous DISA profiles, that use a color scheme of red, yellow, green and blue as a base to describe different behaviour and personalities. It is written with lots of humor and gives the reader a steady guidance which makes the book very practical. The focus is on usability and the methods described works every time you meet another person.

People are of course not an exact science, but with the help of this knowledge lots of painful misunderstandings will be avoided. The method is described on a popular science based level, but describes specific communication styles followed by hands-on advice on how best to respond to each of them.

Swedish publicer: Bonnier
Swedish release date: June 2014
Not yet released in English

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Surrounded by Psychopaths


You have most probably run into this person: an exciting human being who is incredibly charismatic, nice, charming and helpful. Who always has a compliment up his/her's sleeve. And who will be guaranteed to make you feel good. You will believe what you're told, even when it sounds fake - since it feels good. But what might seem too good to be true will most definitely be so...

How to avoid being exploited by others

The book reveals how a psychopath will use your weaknesses to exploit you as much as possible. It will help you find out what your personality trait is, red, yellow, green or blue according to the psychological DISA- method. You will be able to see through and stand up against the psychopaths advanced manipulation by becoming aware of how you work. What is perfectly clear is that some people have a personality that is exceptionally manipulative. They can convince anyone about anything. They enjoy controlling others. And they will not think twice about having to tell a lie or bend the truth in order to get what they want.

Of course everyone with psychopathic traits are naturally not psychopaths. And all psychopaths are not stark mad serial killers. Most of them actually live right among us. Unfortunately it has been revealed that there's a larger number of them than what we might have first thought, which means you are more likely to have met a few of them in your neighborhood, or at work or even within your family. It is time to once and for all find out how they exploit you - before it is too late!

Förlag: Forum
Utgivningsdatum: Maj 2017
ISBN: 9789137150475
ISBN E-bok: 9789137150482
ISBN Ljudbok: 9789176514634


Surrounded by bad bosses


In Surrounded by bad bosses, you will learn how to deal with the most hopeless bosses you can imagine. Thomas Erikson, author of the success books Surrounded by idiots and surrounded by psychopaths, knows what he is talking about. He himself has been both manager and employee and in his role of leadership developer, he has met all types of managers.

Why good leadership is so rare

If your children doesn’t act as expected you can always change you tactics when it comes to their upbringing. If you have an acquaintance that turns out to be a real douche bag you can always leave that relationship. But if your boss is behaving unfair and coming up with unreasonable demands it’s suddenly not as simple to know what to do about it. We have all been there. It seems as if you and your boss are not from the same planet. And even if you personally haven’t had bad luck and ended up working for a boss from hell you might still have encountered a few unpleasant surprises while dealing with your boss. Perhaps you were trusted with big responsibilities but without any authorities? Maybe you and your boss have different personalities and work completely different from each other. And perhaps you suspect that your boss is a lost case. But there are solutions.

Förlag: Forum
Utgivningsdatum: September 2018
ISBN: 9789137152264
ISBN E-bok: 9789137152271
ISBN Ljudbok: 9789178270699