Wondering why some people are so hot tempered, some people are so talkative, some people are so defensive and some are so pushy?
Feeling like you are surrounded by some idiots – be it while you are at work, while you are at some community gatherings or events or even while you are with your spouse or siblings? Wondering why they are so different from yourself? Well, this is the book has the answer for your feeling and wondering. Not only you will get to know there are different types of people out there and the reasons why they act differently from you but also you’ll get to know how to better approach different types of people to get better responses and outputs.
This book is good for:
If you need to live / stay together, collaborate, communicate, do team work or lead a team and so far always end up angered, stressed, exhausted or with anxiety because the other party is so stupid – they don’t work nor function like what you expected and you are actively looking for a way to reduce all those feelings and churn out better output, then this is the book for you to read.
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Book Summary: Surrounded by Idiots – The Four Types of Human Behavior and How to Effectively Communicate with Each in Business (and in Life)
This book shares there are 4 different behavior that group people. The author used a color-coding method to map these 4 different behavior. The 4 colors are: Red, Yellow, Green and Blue.
Red represents a person with choleric behavior. Choleric person is hot-blooded people, easy to explode, easy to get angry, impatient and always looking for ways (shortcut) to get the jobs done. In terms of element, red person is known as fire people.
Yellow represents a person with sanguine behavior. Sanguine person is optimist, talkative, easy going and easy to forget (in both good and bad ways). In terms of element, yellow person is known as wind people.
Green represents a person with phlegmatic behavior. Phlegmatic person is always trying to satisfy everyone, like to avoid conflicts, prioritize stability, harmony and peaceful among other things, doesn’t really like change – especially drastic change, have lots of ideas but keep the ideas to themselves, rarely gets angry and exploded in front of people. In terms of element, green people is known as Earth people.
Blue represents a person with melancholic behavior. Melancholic person is – the opposite of yellow – pessimist, gloomy, analytical and detailed, work based on facts rather than rumors, can spend long time to get all details before deciding on anything. In terms of element, blue people is known as Water people.
The author mentioned, only small percentage of population only have 1 color in ther behavior. While the majority of population have 2 colors in their behaviour, while the rest population have 3 colors in them.
Book Review: Why I read this book & you should consider reading this too
There were (and are) times I feel like everyone else around me always do things the opposite of what typically I do. Some are too slow, some are too fast, some are reluctant for change, some are very adaptive to change, some are way too detail, some are ok with just high level. Dealing with all these different types of people who are not like me, pretty much always causing me in a state of anger, about to explode and exhausted. By the end of the day, I am always running out of energy.
The turning point was when I realized that I may never be able to change the situation and change those people around me, so I started looking for a solution and ended up finding this book by Thomas Erikson.
Now I have finished reading the book, I have better understanding of not-only other people working and interacting around me but-also better understanding of my own-self – why I behave in the way I behave and how other people perceive my actions and reactions.
Using the knowledge of different types of people I got from the book on how to treat and deal with them, now rather than keep getting angry and exhausted myself, I can make use the knowledge to improve the situation and when dealing with different types of people, so that not only I can live and work more peacefully and happily but also can get better output without hurting or cursing anyone.
Where you can get & read Surrounded by Idiots – The Four Types of Human Behavior and How to Effectively Communicate with Each in Business (and in Life)
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