This book is a must-read if you are looking for resources to improve your communication skills. I read this book at the beginning of 2020. Right after I finished it, I gave it to one of my colleagues in the office and asked her to share her opinion right after she finished it. When we discussed the book together, we were amazed by how accurate what’s written in the book is. My colleague and I had arrived at exactly the same opinion about the color of our own and of our colleagues’ personalities.
Surrounded by Idiots is written by Thomas Erikson, a Swedish behavioral expert. The book talks about four types of human behavior, each represented by a certain color. The author argues that people belonging to each specific color group behave and communicate in certain manners. He does not say that one color type is superior to another or anything like that. Each personality type has its strengths and weaknesses. Ideally, you’d need a mixture of all the colors to build a fully functioning team.
The book is very easy to read, I think I finished it within two days. I definitely need to reread the book to refresh the ideas. This is a great book you can read to improve your communication skills at home, at work, and in your social circles. Give it a try and please let me know what you think of it and what your color is. I’ll share my color as soon as you share yours:)